Two more Rebels were selected on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett was selected in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals, while center fielder Tim Ferguson was picked in the next round by the Kansas City Royals. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
A lot has changed for Drew Pomeranz since 2007.
For starters, when the left-hander was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round — and subsequently was offered “considerably less than I’m about to get” — he was hovering over a computer awaiting his name to pop up via the dial-up connection.
On Monday, he was watching himself being interviewed by Peter Gammons and Harold Reynolds on the MLB Network, after being selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Indians. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
Great nights at the plate by Shelby Washington and Jess Edge proved to be the difference for the 9-year-old Rayner Eye Clinic Phillies in an 11-8 win over the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox Tuesday night at FNC Park.
In the other 9-year-old game, the Bert’s Plumbing Reds nipped the Smith Building Supply Twins 12-11 thanks to a game-winning single from Easton Robbins. In two 10-year-old games, the Rock Star Taxi Yankees defeated the Freeland Shull Attorney’s at Law Red Sox 7-5, while the First National Bank Braves downed the Morgan White Insurance Rays 10-3.
In the 11-12 league, the Orioles beat the McKeeson Royals 2-1, while the Chandler Nissan Cardinals beat the Bank of Oxford 12-7. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
A late rally propelled the Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals to a 16-14 win over the Dolphins in a 9-10 year-old Oxford Park Commission softball action Tuesday night. In action from Monday, Shiloh Creek Land & Timber beat Carol Dorsey 19-10.
In the later game, Emmie McCaffrey supplied plenty of offense, hitting two doubles and collecting four RBIs, whole Maci Kirkland also hit two doubles and tallied three RBIs and three runs scored. (June 9, 2010, Page 7)
The dream of playing professional baseball has become a reality again for former Lafayette High School standout Justin Woodall.
Four years after being selected by the New York Mets in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, Woodall was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday evening. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Woodall, who just finished playing football at the University of Alabama, was taken 791st overall in the 26th round by the Rays. (June 9, 2010, Page 7)
It’s been long known that Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz had a chance at being the highest Rebel ever selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The only question that remained was where would he land.
After months — years, really — of being scouted, analyzed and overanalyzed, the wait is finally over for the former Collierville (Tenn.) High standout.
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians selected the left-hander with the fifth overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (June 8, 2010, Page 6)
A three-run fourth inning helped the 9-year-old Bert’s Plumbing Reds edge the Ligon Oral Surgery Diamondbacks 11-10 in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action Monday night at FNC Park.
In the other 9-year-old game, the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees pounded the Plein Air Royals 15-3. In two 11-12 games, the Orioles beat the Hunter’s Hollow Brewers 7-2, while the Gilliland Orthodontics Yankees defeated the Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 8-3. (June 8, 2010, Page 7)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sunday’s 20-16 loss against St. John’s concluded what turned out to be a disappointing and poorly timed slide by the Ole Miss Rebels.
Following a 10-game winning streak midway through the Southeastern Conference schedule that included sweeps against LSU and Mississippi State, the Rebels faltered down the stretch and were plagued by inconsistency. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With the season on the line, No. 24 Ole Miss scored 16 runs against St. John’s in the elimination game of the Charlottesville Regional on Sunday.
Normally that would have gotten the job done and kept the Diamond Rebels alive in the NCAA Tournament.
The problem, however, was that not only did Ole Miss starter David Goforth and relief pitcher Trent Rothlin combine to surrender eight runs in the first inning, but the Red Storm was able to respond to Ole Miss’ scores throughout the game en route to a 20-16 victory at Davenport Field. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today is do-or-die for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels. Ole Miss will face St. John’s for the second time in the Charlottesville Regional. The winner earns the right to play Virginia at 6 p.m. The loser’s season is over. (more…) (June 6, 2010)
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