Just under one year ago, the Ole Miss baseball team routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 22-2. On Tuesday, the Golden Lions didn’t fare much better, falling to No. 20 Ole Miss 17-1 at Oxford-University Stadium.
The Rebels mounted a five-run first inning on three hits and one error and cruised the rest of the way.
“It’s hard to say that we could have played much better tonight,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We swung, we played defense, we pitched well, so it was a good, solid game.”
Right fielder Taylor Hashman led the offensive charge, tallying an Ole Miss record six runs scored. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
No. 21 Ole Miss will return to action tonight at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Rory McKean will make his second start on the mound for the Rebels, who will then travel to play No. 26 Kentucky to open Southeastern Conference play. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford’s Shea Mnchowski helped lift the Oxford Chargers to a 6-3 win over Independence in their first game of the Oxford Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field. Mnchowski came on in relief of starter Parker Adamson and went on to log 4.2 scoreless innings. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Commodores baseball team may not have come out on top against Hernando, but the team learned a lot about itself during its 5-4 loss in 10 innings at the Oxford Spring Break Tournament on Monday. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
It’s been a semi-busy day today in the world of Ole Miss sports considering the university is on Spring Break. (more…) (March 15, 2010)
The Ole Miss baseball team fought back from an early seven-run deficit, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals held on to win 10-8 on Sunday and win the series at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 15, 2010, Page 8)
What would an Ole Miss team with the likes of Seth Smith, Stephen Head, Brian Pettway, Chris Coghlan, Zach Cozart and a guy named Jeff Francoeur been capable of?
From my 30-minute phone conversation with former Ole Miss baseball coach Dan McDonnell I could have written six articles. Instead, a feature on McDonnell and a Q&A landed in Friday’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE… and I still had more left over. Here are some quotes I didn’t use involving former Ole Miss 1B Andrew Clark’s progression since transferring to Louisville and the recruitment of current New York Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur: (more…) (March 13, 2010)
Less than 24 hours after losing a heartbreaking 6-1 game to Louisville in 12 innings on Friday, the Ole Miss baseball team rebounded to win Game 2 of the three game series 8-3 on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium.
(more…) (March 13, 2010)
The following are excerpts from a 30-minute phone conversation with Louisville head baseball coach Dan McDonnell regarding recruiting, baseball, memories from Ole Miss and other things. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
For the majority of his drive from Louisville, Ky., to Oxford on Thursday, Dan McDonnell did part of what made him a college baseball commodity — talk on his cell phone. During the six years McDonnell spent as assistant coach to Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco from 2000 to 2006, it’s arguable that he did his best work on the phone, convincing some of the best high school and junior college baseball players from the Southeast to take a chance on the new Rebels’ regime and buy into the vision.
Today, McDonnell will get to see some of the tangibles that came as a result of the early years, when he first steps foot at Oxford-University Stadium — new to him since he left for Louisville in 2006. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)