After about a week’s worth of well-sourced rumors made the rounds on the Internet over the course of the past week, Ole Miss officially announced the hire of Cliff Godwin as the baseball program’s next hitting coach on Tuesday evening.
This week could prove to be a very important one for the Ole Miss softball program. Having just hosted the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time in program’s history, and in the midst of a coaching search, the Ole Miss administration has a chance to change the Lady Rebels’ trajectory moving forward. (more…) (June 22, 2011, Page 6)
“We hope to extend an offer here within the next couple of days and have it wrapped up by the end of the week,” said Ole Miss Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director John Hartwell, who has been leading the search committee since it was announced on May 9 that Missy Dickerson’s contract would not be renewed. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
Former Ole Miss standout Stephen Head had a good debut with the Tri City Dust Devils, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Sunday. The hitter-turned-pitcher struck out five while allowing just one hit and one walk in three innings.
Head is a former second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians (2005). (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
Ole Miss left-hander Austin Wright has signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright, an eighth-round draft pick earlier this month, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA this past season with the Rebels.
Wright joins fellow weekend starter Matt Crouse in the professional ranks. Crouse was a 24th-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers who signed a professional contract earlier this month. (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
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Former area players helped lead the North Delta Dealers and the Tippah County Tribe to wins in the Cotton States Baseball League on Sunday night in New Albany.
Incoming freshmen pitchers Hawtin Buchanan and Josh Laxer appear to be big Ole Miss leans that will be in Oxford well before the Aug. 15 signing deadline.
The storm is over, the sky has ceased from falling and now that the dust has began to clear, the Ole Miss coaching staff can begin to assess its roster after the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft appears to have done a number it. (more…) (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
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