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Austin Knight

Cougars can’t handle singles, No. 14 Rebs in series opener

BLOG: The Diamond Rebels will get their spring break started tonight with the first of a three-game set against the Houston Cougars.

First pitch tonight is set for 6:30 p.m. (more…)

 (March 9, 2012)

Could Preston Overbey see time at catcher?

Ole Miss sophomore Preston Overbey made his career debut at catcher on Tuesday, catching right-handed freshman Chris Ellis in a perfect ninth.

Due to the injury to sophomore Will Allen, and Taylor Hightower no longer being a member of the team, the Rebels only have freshman Austin Knight and junior college transfer Kody Sepulveda as catchers on the roster.

Overbey has been working in practice at catcher because of the dwindling numbers behind the plate, so Bianco opted to give the corner infielder some game action against UT-Martin. (March 7, 2012, Page 7)

Patience pays off for Knight

Austin Knight didn’t pick the circumstance in which he made his first collegiate start, but he did make the most of his chances this weekend behind the plate for Ole Miss. (more…) (March 5, 2012, Page 8A)

No. 16 Rebels rebound to clobber Redhawks 11-3

BLOG: The No. 16 Rebels had a difficult go of it in Game 1 of their three-game set against Miami (Ohio) Friday, committing a season-high four errors in the 9-7 loss.

Today, the Rebels will look to get back on track against the Redhawks with a 12:30 p.m. start. (more…) (March 3, 2012)

Preseason Roundup: College baseball is almost here

BLOG: Our bags are almost packed, they’re gassing up the jet and the Rebs are getting in their last preseason practice before hitting the road for Fort Worth, Texas. The college baseball season is finally here. (more…) (February 15, 2012)

Allen’s defense leads to starting role

Will Allen’s time behind the plate is now.

Prior to leaving Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., Allen was a well-known catching prospect that not only excelled in various tournament circuits, but also caught for the Under-16 Team USA squad in 2008. (more…) (February 9, 2012, Page 8)

Diamond Rebs recruiting class ranked 3rd by Collegiate Baseball

The Ole Miss baseball program welcomed the highest ranked recruiting class in the program’s history to campus this fall with the most recent influx of talent ranked third nationally by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced on Tuesday. (more…) (September 21, 2011, Page 7)

Quick hits from Ole Miss’ first intrasquad

BLOG: While the Gridiron Rebels were getting dismantled in Nashville, the Diamond Rebels were hard at work playing their first intrasquad game of the fall at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (September 17, 2011)

Rebs anxious to get practice underway

Mike Bianco has a number of reasons to be anxious for the official start of fall ball this weekend.

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)

What a Knight: Rebs land Sumrall catcher

When San Jacinto catcher Ryan Hornback was drafted — and eventually signed — by the Pittsburgh Pirates, that opened up a void for the Ole Miss baseball team that Austin Knight was more than happy to fill.

Over the weekend it was made public that the standout Sumrall catcher will be joining the incoming Rebel freshmen. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 7)

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