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Friday, September 19, 2014

It’s been a long time coming for OM’s Orvis

It’s one thing to be a freshman and receive regular playing time, but it’s a completely different animal to receive sporadic pinch hit opportunities during your first season in the Southeastern Conference.

After coming to Ole Miss during the summer with a slugger’s reputation, freshman Sikes Orvis has been relegated to the latter role due in large part to some of the upperclassmen ahead of him on the depth chart, which is why what he accomplished Saturday is all the more special.

Orvis didn’t just hit his first home run of the season.

The former Orlando Scorpion hit his first collegiate home run while pinch hitting in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Rebels trailing Tennessee 4-2.

The two-run homer tied the game and helped pave the way for Matt Snyder’s walk-off three-run home run in the 11th inning. (May 15, 2012, Page 6)

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