NEW ORLEANS — Heading into this season, it looked like Ole Miss freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough was going to be a key reserve that got chances to start when injuries or slumps would befall starters. After the Tulane series, it’s going to be hard to take the Allen, Texas, native out of the lineup. (March 8, 2010, Page 6a)
NEW ORLEANS — The baseball gods were not kind to Ole Miss on Sunday. Or they were wearing green shirts and were sympathetic to Tulane’s previous two losses. Either way, they made sure there was no doubt which team would win the series finale at Turchin Stadium.
In Sunday’s 12-4 win over No. 21 Ole Miss, Tulane was able to get hits by the bushel, tallying 20 total hits — 18 of which were singles — and chased Rebels starter Trent Rothlin after 3.2 innings of work. (March 8, 2010, Page 6a)
Ole Miss starting pitcher Trent Rothlin was tagged with the loss, surrendering six runs runs in 3.2 innings.
Ole Miss (9-2 overall) will return to the diamond to face Austin Peay in a two-game midweek series beginning Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium. Rory McKean is scheduled to start for the Rebels. (March 7, 2010)
NEW ORLEANS — Hitting the road for the first time can always be an experience to say the least, and the Ole Miss baseball team’s first road trip is no exception. On Friday, the Rebels were able to hold on after surrendering a three-run eighth inning to defeat the Tulane Green Wave 6-4. Saturday, the Rebels never had a big inning, but were able to earn a convincing 5-1 victory.
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Lafayette sophomore Kelsey Kesler was huge in the Lady Commodores’ 14-10 win over Bruce Thursday night. Not only did she hit a three-run home run and go 4-for-4 with five RBIs at the plate, but she also earned the win in relief. (March 5, 2010, Page 7A)
St. Stanislaus standout wide receiver Krisjon Wilkerson is still looking for a school to play college football at. Ole Miss is one of the schools where the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder may end up as a walk-on. While Wilkerson doesn’t have blazing speed – he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds – he led the state with 103 catches for 2,0102 yards and 25 TDs last year. (March 5, 2010, Page 6A)
The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team travels to New Orleans this weekend to play Tulane in a three-game series. The series begins tonight at 6:30 and concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s the first set of games away from Oxford for the 7-1 Rebels and coach Mike Bianco said the experience should only help his team going forward into SEC play. (March 5, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS SOFTBALL — After gaining a large 6-1 lead, the Ole Miss softball team ended up having to scrap for its 7-6 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears at the Ole Miss Softball Complex on Wednesday. Transfer Brittany Barnhill tallied the game-winning double, scoring Lauren Grill from second in the bottom of the sixth. (March 4, 2010, Page 6)
At Byhalia. V: 5 p.m., JV 7 p.m. (March 3, 2010)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — At times during Ole Miss’ first seven games, freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough seemed like he couldn’t buy a hit. On Tuesday, Yarbrough looked like a seasoned veteran during No. 21 Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory against the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)