When Brett Huber struck out Kentucky catcher Luke Maile to preserve the 6-5 victory at Oxford-University Stadium on Sunday, the Rebels found themselves in unfamiliar territory — with a Southeastern Conference sweep, the first for the team since taking three games in Starkville last season.
It’s a feeling the Rebels sound like they could get used to, as the win puts them in a three-way tie with Alabama and Arkansas for first in the SEC West and fifth overall. (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Relying on a freshman closer can sometimes equate to living on the wild side.
Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco learned that last season when the Rebels turned to Brett Huber to close out games with Jake Morgan shelved due to Tommy John surgery. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
First pitch for today is set for 1:30 p.m. (more…) (April 17, 2011)
BLOG: The rain has subsided, the field has dried and it appears the Diamond Rebels will be able to play Game 1 of their three-game series against the Kentucky Wildcats (17-17 overall, 2-10 SEC) after all.
First pitch for tonight is set for 6:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (April 15, 2011)
Sunday’s ninth inning performance wasn’t a save situation, but with Jake Morgan’s future still uncertain and the struggles of Brett Huber at the end of games, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco wanted to see how the Virginia native could handle pitching at the end of games. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 1B)
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco didn’t want to take anything away from what the left-hander had done, but he wasn’t quite ready to give him all the credit for the Rebels’ sluggish offense that failed to slug in more than two runs. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 6A)
With the immediate future of closer Jake Morgan somewhat unknown because of his recent injury, it was important for Brett Huber to have a strong showing against Samford on Tuesday — which he did. (more…)
The story line for most of the early baseball season has been Ole Miss’ ability to find ways to win and Tuesday was no different as a Zach Kirksey sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the No. 28 Rebels to a 5-4 victory over Austin Peay at Oxford-University Stadium.
Ole Miss trailed for the bulk of the game and after a two-run fourth put the Governors ahead 3-1, Ole Miss remained behind until an RBI-single from freshman Austin Anderson in the eighth inning tied the game 4-4 and eventually sent it into extra innings. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 6)
What stood out and left a lasting impression, however, was the Rebels’ ability to recover quickly en route to a three-game sweep of Wright State at Oxford-University Stadium.
On Sunday, the Rebels were able to withstand a late-inning rally for the second straight game to claim a 6-5 victory. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)