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Diamond Rebels release 2012 schedule

The Ole Miss baseball team will host 32 home dates and play seven series against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco announced on Wednesday with the release of the 2012 baseball schedule.

Season tickets for the upcoming season go on sale in November and season ticket packages remain for the 2012 campaign. Fans are encouraged to secure their spot early in what has become one of the nation’s premiere college baseball atmospheres.

“We’re excited about our schedule this upcoming season and think it is one that will be of interest to our fans as well,” Bianco said. “We have a good mix of teams in the non-conference that we hope will challenge us as we prepare for the rigors of the Southeastern Conference.”

The 2012 edition of the Rebels features the nation’s third ranked recruiting class and will take the field on Feb. 17 in a three-game series at TCU before returning home for a 12-game home stand. Ole Miss then takes to the road for a mid-week series at Louisville before coming back to O-U Stadium to begin Southeastern Conference play against the Auburn Tigers.

The Rebels will face five SEC teams at home this season, including showdowns with Auburn (March 16-18), Florida (March 30–April 1), Arkansas (April 20-22), LSU (May 4-6) and Tennessee (May 11-13). Ole Miss will go on the road to play conference foes Alabama (March 23-26), Kentucky (April 6-8), Georgia (April 13-15), Mississippi State (April 27-29) and Vanderbilt (May 17-19).

In non-conference action, the Rebels open the season at TCU (Feb. 17-19) before playing weekend series at home against UNC-Wilmington (Feb. 24-26), the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (March 2-4) and Houston (March 9-11).

Ole Miss will also play midweek contests at home against Arkansas State (Feb. 21), Memphis (Feb. 28), UT-Martin (March 6), Southern Miss (March 20), Jackson State (March 27), Central Arkansas (April 10-11) and Murray State (May 1).

The Rebels will play a midweek series on the road at Louisville (March 13-14) and traditional in-state rivalry games at Trustmark Park against Southern Miss (April 3) and Mississippi State for the Governor’s Cup on April 17.

Ole Miss will also face Memphis at AutoZone Park on April 24.

Recruiting notes
According to RebelGrove.com, Carlos Williams, an outfielder from Covington, Tenn., has verbally committed to the Ole Miss.

Williams is 5-foot-10, 165 pounds and plays summer ball with the Dulin’s Dodgers.

Improving to 2-1
Former Rebel Drew Pomeranz improved to 2-1 on the season, helping the Colorado Rockies defeat the San Francisco Giants 6-3. The southpaw allowed three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings, striking out three and walking none.

Pomeranz was part of the trade deadline deal that sent ace Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians. (September 29, 2011, Page 8)

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