HOOVER, Ala. — Drew Pomeranz’s mantle must be running out of space.
On Tuesday, the left-hander became the first Rebel to be named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher of the Year. The SEC’s announcement comes one day after the junior was awarded the Ferriss Trophy, which goes to the Magnolia State’s top collegiate baseball player. (May 26, 2010, Page 6A)
HOOVER, Ala. — It’s been a busy day at Regions Park in Hoover Ala., host site of the Southeastern Conference’s Baseball Tournament. (more…) (May 25, 2010)
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The Ole Miss Rebels and South Carolina Gamecocks both had chances to claim division titles going into the last weekend of the regular season, and both came up short. Now, the two teams square off in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
The coaching staffs of the two programs are taking different approaches to the SEC tournament. USC is holding its top two pitchers to keep them on the regular schedule heading into the NCAA Regionals, while Mike Bianco isn’t holding anything back and will send ace Drew Pomeranz to the mound Wednesday afternoon. (May 25, 2010, Page 8)
One jarring swing from the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Kevin Patterson proved to be the difference as the No. 16 Auburn Tigers were able to defeat the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels 5-3 Thursday night at Oxford-University Stadium.
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The No. 17 Ole Miss Rebel baseball team has a lot at stake this weekend.
Not only would a successful series against No. 16 Auburn (36-17 overall, 17-10 in the Southeastern Conference) help the Rebels (36-17, 16-11) earn at least a piece of the SEC’s Western Division title, but it would also help their chances of hosting an NCAA Tournament Regional for the second straight year. (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
The Southeastern Conference’s Western Division leader board isn’t any clearer after a weekend that saw No. 15 Ole Miss drop two of three games to Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
After the Rebels overcame a slew of walks and errors to claim a 5-4 win on Friday, they fell to the Crimson Tide in a 4-1 loss on Saturday and a 6-3 loss on Sunday.
As a result, Ole Miss (36-17 overall, 16-11 in the Southeastern Conference) will head into its final weekend series one game behind Auburn — which took two of three from Tennessee this weekend — for the top spot in the SEC West, and tied with Arkansas, who was swept by South Carolina. (May 17, 2010, Page 2B)
TUSCALOOSA — What a difference a year can make. Last year, Alabama pitcher Jimmy Nelson was the goat on Friday night for the Crimson Tide, blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to lose 8-7.
Fast-forward a year, and it’s hard to believe Nelson could have pitched any better.
On Saturday, the Alabama junior pitched what both he and head coach Mitch Gaspard termed his best outing of the season, silencing Ole Miss’ bats in their 4-1 victory.
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