AUBURN, Ala. — There wasn’t a lot of positives that Ole Miss can take away from its trip to The Plains. There’s the way freshman closer Bobby Wahl performed on Saturday, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings to earn his third save of the season.
There’s also the way Matt Snyder has started to swing again. During the series Snyder went 5-for-12 at the plate with six RBIs. One of those five hits leaped over Plainsman Park’s right field for a three-run homer on Friday. Another, on Saturday, dropped over the head of Auburn center fielder Creede Simpson for Snyder’s team-leading 13th double.
Arguably one of the weekend’s most important outcomes didn’t take place during the 27 innings of baseball.
After playing toss on Friday and throwing at length on Saturday, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco seemed optimistic that former closer Jake Morgan may be back on the pitcher’s mound sooner rather than later.
During the Auburn trip, Morgan threw for the first time in over two weeks, after being shut down in the hopes rest would help aid his recovery. (April 25, 2011, Page 4B)