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Keeping up with the Rebels plus more MLB Draft stuff

BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)

Wright signs with Phillies

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)

Day 2 of MLB Draft picks on Rebs

Tuesday was anything but quiet for the Ole Miss baseball team.

After evading the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft’s first 60 picks on Day 1, the Rebels weren’t so lucky on Tuesday as 12 current or future Rebels were selected during the next 28 rounds. (June 8, 2011, Page 6A)

Day 2 heats up for Diamond Rebels

BLOG: After a quiet Day 1 the Rebels saw several players selected on Day 2 of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (more…) (June 7, 2011)

Next three days are big for Ole Miss Rebels

When the media met with Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco two weeks ago he didn’t hide how important the next three days would be for the Diamond Rebels moving forward.
With Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Entry Draft kicking off tonight at 5, the next three days will go a long way in shaping the future of the Rebels. (June 6, 2011, Page 6)

Rebels salvage series finale with MSU

The weekend definitely didn’t go like the Diamond Rebels would have liked, but it could have been worse had it not been for Saturday’s 12-3 victory over Mississippi State at Oxford-University Stadium. (May 16, 2011, Page 4B)

Rebs avoid sweep, cruise past MSU 12-3

BLOG: Tonight’s game against Mississippi State was quite different than the past two.

Facing its first series sweep since 2003, the Rebels mounted 15 hits en route to a 12-3 victory over the Bulldogs at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (May 14, 2011)

Overbey sacrifice lifts Rebs past defending National Champs

BLOG: It’s a perfect day in Oxford, Miss., the site of today’s Game 3 between the Ole Miss Rebels (26-21 overall, 10-13 SEC) and the Southeastern Conference leading South Carolina Gamecocks (37-9, 18-5).

First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. (more…) (May 8, 2011)

Good, bad news regarding Smith’s injury

So, there’s good news and bad news regarding Matt Smith’s injury.

The bad: Smith fractured the third metacarpal in his left (glove) hand diving for a ball in right field during the Rebels’ 11-9 victory at Arkansas State on Wednesday. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 7A)

AU Tigers rally to post series win over Rebels

AUBURN, Ala. — An inability to capitalize on mistakes and sustain a lead hurt the Ole Miss baseball team once again during Saturday’s rubber match on The Plains.

(more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 1B)

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