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BLOG: Hello from sunny (and breezy) Oxford, Miss., the site of this weekend’s three-game set between the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks and the No. 20 Ole Miss Rebels.

First pitch today is set for 3 p.m.

The Seahawks (2-2) enter this weekend’s series having taken two of three from the Ohio Bobcats to open the season and lost a lopsided 10-0 game at N.C. State on Tuesday.

The Rebels (2-1) split with Texas Christian University last weekend and beat up on the visiting Arkansas State Red Wolves on Tuesday.

Ole Miss will return to its right-handed weekend rotation of sophomore Bobby Wahl (1-0; 3.60 ERA) today, senior R.J. Hively (0-0; 4.50) on Saturday and sophomore Mike Mayers (0-1; 4.50) on Sunday.

The Seahawks will counter with a weekend rotation of left-handed redshirt sophomore Mat Batts (0-0; 1.29) today, sophomore left-hander Tyler DeLoach (0-0; 5.40) on Saturday and freshman right-hander Jordan Ramsey (0-0; 0.00) on Sunday.

ADDING A GAME: Because the Rebels’ Saturday game at TCU was rained out, Ole Miss has added a “fan appreciation game” against Jackson State to its schedule for Feb. 29.

The game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start and admission is free.

CRANK UP THE VOLUME: During the Rebels’ 8-1 victory some of the players’ at-bat/warmup songs were debuted. Below is a complete list of who has what song. (DISCLAIMER: This should be common sense, but some of these songs have words that may or may not be appropriate for young ears. You’ve been warned.)

No. 1 Preston Overbey: Rock Star by Ludacris and Kid Rock
No. 2 Alex Yarbrough: Moment of Clarity by Jay Z
No. 3 Austin Knight: 5 Seconds by Canton Jones
No. 4 Will Jamison: Opposite of Adults by Chitty Bang
No. 6 Blake Newalu: Bust a Move by Young MC
No. 7 Senquez Golson: Everything by Young Jeezy
No. 8 Austin Anderson: Jump by Kris Kross
No. 9 Austin Bousfield: Blow Up by J. Cole
No. 10 Chris Ellis: Still Fly by Drake
No. 11 Zach Kirksey: Without Me by Eminem
No. 12 Tanner Mathis: Nonfiction by Mike Stud
No. 13 Taylor Hightower: Whatever you like by T.I.
No. 16 Chase Reeves: Explosive by Dr Dre
No. 17 Casey Mulholland: Not without a fight by Pillar
No. 18 Tyler Roach: Juicy by Notorious B.I.G
No. 19 Bobby Wahl: I’m on It by J. Cole
No. 20 Josh Laxer: Square Dance by Eminem
No. 21 Hawtin Buchanan: The Next Episode by Dr. Dre
No. 22 Jake Overbey: Somebody watching me by Yo Gotti
No. 24 Sikes Orvis: Let it fly by Maino
No. 25 Andrew Mistone: Danza Kuduro by Don Omar
No. 27 R.J. Hively: Suffering by Rebelution
No. 28 Mike Mayers: Halloween Theme Song
No. 29 Sam Smith: OOH AHH by Grits
No. 30 Will Allen: Strong Tower by Kutless
No. 31 Tanner Bailey: Lights by Elle Goulding (Bassnectar Remix)
No. 32 Dylan Chavez: For whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica
No. 33 Matt Snyder: Sound of Madness by Shinedown
No. 34 Jon Andy Scott: Levels by Avicii
No. 37 Blair Wright: Seven Nation Army Remix by The Glitch Mob
No. 38 Brett Huber: Knock Knock by Mac Miller
No. 40 Scott Weathersby: Bulls Intro Remix by Pretty Lights
No. 43 Kody Sepulveda: Only God Can Judge Me by Tupac
No. 44 Aaron Greenwood: Return of the Mac by Mark Morrison
No. 46 John Gatlin: (Hitting) Toy Soldiers by Eminem (Pitching) Red Nation Intrumental by The Game

——— STARTING LINEUP ———

UNC-WILMINGTON SEAHAWKS (2-2 overall)
2B Michael Bass (.294 BA/.368 OBP/.353 SLG)
RF Tyler Molinaro (.333/.400/.611)
DH Thomas Pope (.222/.300/.278)
1B Hunter Ridge (.188/.316/.188)
CF Andrew Cain (.455/.647/.545)
C Drew Farber (.143/.333/.143)
LF Josh Abshire (.333/.400/.333)
SS Jake Koenig (.286/.375/.286)
3B Dillon Bass (.182/.400/.182)
LHP Mat Batts (0-0, 1.29 ERA)

No. 20 OLE MISS REBELS (2-1)
LF Tanner Mathis (.308/.357/.385)
CF Auston Bousfield (.167/.231/.250)
2B Alex Yarbrough (.357/.357/.643)
DH Matt Snyder (.273/.333/.273)
3B Andrew Mistone (.167/.375/.667)
1B Preston Overbey (.500/.500/.750)
SS Austin Anderson (.000/.000/.000)
C Will Allen (.250/.250/.250)
RF Will Jamison (.222/.222/.222)
RHP Bobby Wahl (1-0, 3.60)

——— SCORING SUMMARY ———

OLE MISS 1, UNCW 0 (B3): Tanner Mathis recorded a one-out single up the middle, stole second and two batters later scored on a single to shallow center field by Alex Yarbrough.

OLE MISS 2, UNCW 0 (T7): Mathis used his speed in the seventh, reaching second on a ball that went through the legs of the UNCW second baseman and then scoring on a single through the right side by Auston Bousfield.

BY THE NUMBERS: After Bobby Wahl pitched seven scoreless innings, Dylan Chavez and Brett Huber pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings to secure the Rebels’ 2-0 victory… Wahl improved to 2-0 after pitching seven scoreless innings, allowing just one run and two walks while striking out nine. The sophomore also recorded both of Ole Miss’ errors… Huber struck out one in the ninth to earn his second save of the season… UNCW starter Mat Batts was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) in seven innings. He also struck out seven while walking two… The Rebels were 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts with Mathis swiping one and Bousfield stealing the others… Bousfield (2-for-3), Yarbrough (2-for-4) and Andrew Mistone (2-for-4) were the only Rebels with multiple hits… Mathis scored both of Ole Miss’ runs… Second baseman Michael Bass recorded both of UNC-Wilmington’s hits.

 (February 24, 2012)

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