The Chicago Cubs have been making headlines recently for their hiring of former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, the architect of Boston’s two World Series championship teams.
What went largely unnoticed amongst national headlines was the job Ole Miss senior first baseman Matt Snyder did assembling the Red team’s roster for the annual best-of-three Pizza Bowl series that began on Wednesday.
After skillfully piecing together his team through Monday’s draft, the Red squad rolled past the Blue 10-4 on Wednesday at Oxford-University Stadium. (October 27, 2011, Page 7)
The fall ball season offers the Ole Miss head baseball coach the opportunity to begin molding the team without the pressure of facing opponents.
In addition to getting a fresh start after a disappointing season in the spring, the Rebels welcome a plethora of new players — nine of which were drafted but opted to come to Oxford — into the fold. (September 16, 2011, Page 6A)