Arkansas State may have scored first, but No. 20 Ole Miss scored eight times after that to knock off the visiting Red Wolves 8-1 in their home opener. The lopsided victory allowed for eight players to make their Ole Miss debuts at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 22, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ weekend rotation and closer spot heading into the season are set.
The role of nearly every other pitcher on the staff, however, is far from it.
Starting at the back end of the bullpen, Ole Miss will look to junior right-hander Brett Huber to reclaim his freshman form as the team’s closer. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
The veterans may be the guys Ole Miss looks to for leadership and stability when the season starts, but it was the youngsters that stole the show during Thursday’s intrasquad at Oxford-University Stadium.
Young hurlers Chris Ellis, Scott Weathersby, Sam Smith, Will Jamison, Chase Reeves and Bobby Wahl combined to allow two runs through seven innings of work. (February 3, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
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)
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)
The storm is over, the sky has ceased from falling and now that the dust has began to clear, the Ole Miss coaching staff can begin to assess its roster after the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft appears to have done a number it. (more…) (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
Getting used to new faces and making adjustments will headline most of Ole Miss’ fall ball season, which began this past week.
“It was a good weekend and a good start,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “There’s a lot of new faces and a lot of the new guys did well.”
Included on Ole Miss’ current 38-man roster are 20 new players.
Of those players, corner infielder/outfielder Preston Overbey may have made the best first impression on Bianco. (September 20, 2010, Page 3B)
It’s never too early to talk baseball and on Friday I was able to take in the Diamond Rebels first scrimmage of the fall before heading to Water Valley for the Blue Devils’ 27-21 victory over North Pontotoc. (more…) (September 18, 2010)