OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — Ole Miss will get a chance to begin anew tomorrow when it opens its potential run in the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tournament against South Carolina. Tip is set for 11 a.m. CT. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)
At Oxford-University Stadium, 6:30 p.m. For Ole Miss’ complete schedule, visit: Ole Miss Sports.com. (March 2, 2010)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team will look to extend its winning streak tonight when it hosts the Memphis Tigers at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers come into the game having dropped two of three over the weekend.
LHP Matt Tracy will get his second start of the season for Ole Miss. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)
After a 4-0 week, the Ole Miss baseball team (6-1 overall) is on the move. In Baseball America’s rankings, the Rebels jumped up to No. 21 from No. 24.
The Week That Was:
Looking back at the week that was, there’s a few interesting stats that stand out — but keep in mind, Ole Miss played Oakland and Arkansas State.
- The Ole Miss outfield appears to be pretty slick at the plate. Freshman LF Tanner Mathis batted a team-best .500 (4-for-8), with junior RF Matt Smith (.462, 6-for-13) and junior CF Tim Ferguson (.429, 6-for-14) close behind him.
- Senior IF Zach Miller had a team-high nine RBIs, although he hit .250 (3-for-12).
- OF Cliff Vaughn is hitting 1.000 on the year, after hitting a single against Oakland in mop-up duty.
- Senior SS Kevin Mort and junior C Miles Hamblin are off to tough starts, hitting .077 (1-for-13) and .000 (0-for-10) on the week. Mort’s some-what saving grace is that he only Kd once, where Hamblin had five strikeouts with zero walks.
- The team was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts (Ferguson had four, Smith had one, and Alex Yarbrough was caught stealing).
(March 1, 2010)
Haley Hines, a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday at the start of the Red & Blue Classic. Hines was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of cancerous brain tumor, in Sept. 2009 and moved to Memphis with her family from Florida to receive treatment. (March 1, 2010, Page 10)
OLE MISS BASEBALL NOTEBOOK — Ole Miss sophomore first baseman Matt Snyder has not only shown power in the Rebels first seven games, he’s also showing an improved plate discipline. Also — Drew Pomeranz comes within one of tying his own strikeout record, catcher Miles Hamblin continues to struggle, Ole Miss is still ironing out the signs and pitcher Blair Wright will miss season with Tommy John surgery. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — Ole Miss may have plated 28 runs this weekend, but the number that made coach Mike Bianco most proud was one — the number of errors the No. 24 Rebels committed in their three-game sweep of the Oakland (Mich.) Golden Grizzlies at Oxford-University Stadium. In three games, the Rebels knocked off Oakland 9-1, 10-2 and 9-3. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
It’s tough jumping into the fire with both feet. This weekend the Oakland Golden Grizzlies will be doing just that when they take on No. 24 Ole Miss in a three-game series at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 26, 2010, Page 8A)
Make no mistake about it, the Ole Miss Lady Rebels are on the outside looking in as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned. But thanks to an offensive rebound put in by Liz Robertson, the Lady Rebels were able to defeat Auburn 65-61 Thursday night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (February 26, 2010, Page 8A)
Not meaning to twist the knife anymore, but here is a recent writeup on current Boston Red Sox farmhand and former South Panola standout David Renfroe.
Renfroe was an Ole Miss 2009 signee and would have been a freshman this season with the Rebels had he night signed a professional contract.
The 3B/SS was selected by Boston in the third round, No. 107 overall and received a $1.1 million signing bonus. (February 25, 2010)