Leading up to the season a lot was made of Tanner Mathis’ expanded frame and how trading in his slap-like swing for a more emphatic one might lead to more extra base hits. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 1B)
One is a gift stemming from his 6-foot-6, 215-pound frame that results in epic, moon-shot home runs.
Prior to leaving Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., Allen was a well-known catching prospect that not only excelled in various tournament circuits, but also caught for the Under-16 Team USA squad in 2008. (more…) (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
The Ole Miss baseball team officially opened its preseason last Friday with a plethora of possibilities surrounding the team, both in the form of headlines and lineups.
Head coach Mike Bianco is looking for the Rebels to get the spring off to a good start. (January 31, 2012, Page 10)
Ole Miss’ blues beat the reds 104-78.
That’s not a type-o. The blue squad out-scored the red squad by 26 points.
During Ole Miss’ intrasquad scrimmage on Monday at Oxford-University Stadium the coaching staff implemented a new scoring system in the hopes of adding energy, aggression and better execution to practices. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)
Sunday felt like the perfect day to make it official.
After months of being courted by some of the top baseball programs in the country, and one day after pitching a scoreless first inning for the American squad in the Under Armor All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley field, elite pitching recruit Ty Hensley tweeted “It’s official… I’m an Ole Miss Rebel!!! #hottytoddy” prior to flying home from Chicago to Edmond, Okla.
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)