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Josh Laxer

No. 18 Rebels double-dip UCA Bears

The No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels made the most of their two seven-inning games against Central Arkansas on Tuesday.
After holding on to claim the first game 2-1, the Rebels rolled to a 4-0 victory in the second game. (April 11, 2012, Page 8)

No. 14 Rebels blast the Skyhawks

Tuesday’s game against the UT-Martin Skyhawks provided Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco with his third opportunity this season to empty his bench as the No. 14 Rebels rolled to a 20-4 victory at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 7, 2012, Page 7)

Exciting finish lands No. 16 Rebs with series

Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayers closed his eyes when he heard the muted ping resonate off the bat of Miami (Ohio) center fielder Alex Johnson.

Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco couldn’t see the play from his position calling pitches in the dugout, but he did hear the roar of the crowd. (more…) (March 5, 2012, Page 8A)

Rebels get athletic against Tigers

The No. 16 Ole Miss Diamond Rebels saved their best effort for last on Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium.

After laying dormant for the previous four innings, the Rebels came to life in the bottom of the eighth, scoring five runs on six singles to claim a 7-2 victory over Memphis. (more…) (February 29, 2012, Page 7)

Eight Rebels debut in win over ASU

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)

Pitching roles up for grabs out of bullpen

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)

RHP Hively takes command, leads Team Snyder to sweep

Team Snyder entered the 2011 Pizza Bowl looking for a sweep over Team Wright.

Mission accomplished. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)

Diamond Rebs recruiting class ranked 3rd by Collegiate Baseball

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)

Rebs anxious to get practice underway

Mike Bianco has a number of reasons to be anxious for the official start of fall ball this weekend.

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)

Ole Miss freshmen adapting to college life

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)

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