Ole Miss’ regular-season opener at Texas Christian University isn’t until Feb. 17, but there’s no better time than the present to begin playing for starting jobs.
Entering the fall ball season, Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco said the outfield could see a lot of change with Tanner Mathis as the lone returning starter.
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)
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)
Six key pieces of the future of Ole Miss’ baseball program didn’t just stroll into the athletics department on Thursday like typical freshmen.
Instead, pitchers Hawtin Buchanan, Josh Laxer and Chris Ellis, catcher/first baseman Sikes Orvis, outfielder Auston Bousfield and outfielder/left-handed pitcher Chase Reeves entered the meeting room sounding more like old men, discussing how sore they were from the advanced workout regiment they’d been put through during summer school, nodding in agreement to one another’s assessments.
It’s all part of the process of becoming a Division 1 athlete, and all six have accepted that. (August 1, 2011, Page 8A)