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Jacob Waguespack

Waguespack expects to pitch for Rebels

Heading into the 2012 MLB First-Year Players Draft, Jacob Waguespack spread the word it would take a very lucrative offer to pry him away from his commitment to play college ball at Ole Miss.

Professional teams took note and despite being projected as a potential early-round talent, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound right-handed pitcher slid to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round. (June 14, 2012, Page 6)

Yarbrough announces he’s a Halo

Ole Miss junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough announced Tuesday via the social networking site Twitter that he has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“Officially a member of the Angels organization! Can’t thank everyone at Ole Miss enough for the last 3 years,” he said. (more…) (June 13, 2012, Page 7)

OF Mathis opts to return to Ole Miss

For about eight hours Wednesday, Tanner Mathis was ready to be a professional.

But then he had a change of heart, and Thursday the junior outfielder publicly announced on Twitter his decision to return to Ole Miss for his senior season. (more…) (June 8, 2012, Page 6A)

Four more Rebels drafted on final day

Three more Rebels and one potential Rebel were selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday.

Senior right-hander R.J. Hively was taken in the 19th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, junior outfielder Tanner Mathis was selected in the 27th round by the Houston Astros and senior outfielder Zach Kirksey was picked in Round 29 by the Detroit Tigers. (more…) (June 7, 2012, Page 4B)

RHP Hensley: I’m a Rebel

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.

(more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)

Waguespack picks Ole Miss over LSU

The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels went to a somewhat unlikely place to snag its eighth verbal commitment for the 2012 signing class.

On Friday, Dutchtown (Baton Rouge, La.) High right-hander Jacob Waguespack called recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty to formally commit to the Rebels.

“I’m at the East Coast Pro Showcase right now and I wanted to (commit) before that, so I went ahead and did it Friday,” he said Sunday. (more…) (August 1, 2011, Page 8A)

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