When the Ole Miss Rebels left Hoover, Ala., last week after a 1-2 showing in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, the coaches and players — at least publicly —believed their resume was strong enough to get them into the NCAA Tournament.
Monday, their instincts were re-affirmed when Ole Miss saw its name appear on the Road to Omaha announcement show as a three-seed in the College Station (Texas) Regional. (May 29, 2012, Page 8)
BLOG: After a one-year hiatus, the Diamond Rebels are back in the NCAA Tournament. (more…) (May 28, 2012)
HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss’ pitching ran out Thursday.
After allowing just two runs in their previous two games combined, the bats caught up to the ninth-seeded Rebels in their 11-2 loss to top-seeded LSU.
The 1-2 showing eliminated the Rebels from the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park. (May 25, 2012, Page 6A)
HOOVER, Ala. — Asked how he felt the Rebels looked heading into Monday’s selection show, junior Alex Yarbrough replied as if Ole Miss’ inclusion into the field of 64 was a foregone conclusion, instead addressing the team’s offense as the team prepares to play in the NCAA Tournament.
BLOG: It’s win or go home for the Ole Miss Rebels today.
Unfortunately for the ninth-seeded Rebels, to will have to rough up D.J. Baxendale if they’re to remain alive in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Today’s 9:30 a.m. game is televised on SportSouth/ESPN3.com.
(more…) (May 23, 2012)
JONESBORO, Ark. — Zach Kirksey hit his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels the early lead, but a big fifth inning from the Red Wolves proved to be too much to overcome as the Rebels lost 10-5 to Arkansas State. Ole Miss fell to 34-19 with the loss, while ASU improved to 29-21. (May 16, 2012, Page 6)
It’s one thing to be a freshman and receive regular playing time, but it’s a completely different animal to receive sporadic pinch hit opportunities during your first season in the Southeastern Conference.
After coming to Ole Miss during the summer with a slugger’s reputation, freshman Sikes Orvis has been relegated to the latter role due in large part to some of the upperclassmen ahead of him on the depth chart, which is why what he accomplished Saturday is all the more special. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
Under a veil of mist and light rain on Sunday the Rebels accomplished what they hadn’t done in weeks, close out an Southeastern Conference series with a win.
After taking the first two games of the three-game series against Tennessee, Ole Miss finished off its home schedule by claiming a 4-2 victory at Oxford-University Stadium. (May 14, 2012, Page 2B)