A choice between eating pizza or doing some extra conditioning drives the final three fall practices for the Ole Miss baseball team every year. (October 31, 2013, Page 10)
A standout freshman season coupled with fantastic overall ability helped lead Oxford’s Jason Barber to a future with the Ole Miss Rebels. Barber, the 2013 EAGLE Player of the Year, decided to pledge to the Rebels and coach Mike Bianco Thursday night. (September 6, 2013, Page 7A)
It’s good to have goals and Southaven senior Wyatt Short has plenty of them.
During Mike Bianco’s tenure at Ole Miss he has seen a long list of catchers drafted and sign professional contracts.
From current Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty (drafted in the 20th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Florida Marlins) to Kyle Henson (12th round, 2011), Bianco has had six starting catchers drafted. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 7A)
With his team in the field, one of Weathersby’s North Delta Dealers teammates strolled up to the right-hander to deliver a message from a member of the opposition: No more “of those” sliders, please.
Weathersby, hunched over at the end of the bench in front of an industrial-sized fan, looked up and simply grinned. (July 16, 2012, Page 6)
Ty Hensley isn’t having what you might consider a typical summer for a recent high school graduate.
While most are either applying for jobs at the local burger hut or getting a jump start on college, the Edmond, Okla., native has spent the better part of his summer negotiating with the New York Yankees. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 6)
In 2012, one of the glaring holes in Ole Miss’ roster was the lack left-handed pitchers. The Rebels had just two on the roster, and only one (Dylan Chavez) saw significant innings. With both Chavez and Jon Andy Scott having either been drafted or graduated, the Rebels once again are in search of southpaws who can pitch significant innings. (June 29, 2012, Page 6A)
PEARL — Josh Laxer looked like a completely different pitcher Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Ole Miss pitching coach Carl Lafferty sat the former Madison Central product down to have a talk.
The freshman had not had the ideal start to his collegiate career, allowing 10 earned runs and five walks in 16.1 innings.
Lafferty told Laxer to let loose. Remember how you pitched for the Jaguars, Lafferty asked. Pitch like that. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)
As recently as 2009, Brett Basham was wearing Ole Miss’ red and blue while playing baseball for the Rebels.
Fast forward to 2012 and Basham finds himself in a spot he couldn’t have predicted while he was in Oxford.
The former Rebel is now an assistant coach for the LSU-Eunice Bengals. (March 6, 2012, Page 7)
Each of the five players that made their Ole Miss debuts in Texas had varying impacts on the 1-1 weekend. (February 20, 2012, Page 2B)