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Mike Bianco

Mike Bianco is the head coach of the Ole Miss baseball team. A graduate of LSU, he joined Ole Miss in 2000 and has been instrumental in making the Diamond Rebels a mainstay on the national collegiate baseball scene.

Heading into the 2010, Bianco had a record of 365-203-1 in nine seasons as Ole Miss' coach. For more about his tenure from Ole Miss Sports Information, click here.

No. 18 Rebels blow late lead to Tigers

MEMPHIS — Jacob Wilson proved to be quite the party crasher Tuesday evening.

Not only did the Memphis third baseman breakup the no-hit bid three Ole Miss pitchers had pieced together until the seventh, but Wilson put the hometown Tigers ahead for good in the following inning with a two-run homer. (more…) (April 25, 2012, Page 6)

Arkansas strikes back to take finale

The No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels set out Sunday looking to carry over their momentum from the previous two days and in doing so claim a series sweep over No. 17 Arkansas at Oxford-University Stadium.

Instead, the Razorbacks jumped on Ole Miss early en route to an 11-3 victory. (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)

Moving Hively to the pen pays off for Rebs

Mike Bianco’s gamble appears to have paid off.

Thursday, Ole Miss’ skipper made it known publicly that usual weekend starter R.J. Hively would be moved to the pen in the hopes of limiting the Rebels’ late-inning letdowns. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)

Rebels could shake up pitching rotation

Looking to shake things up after having inconsistent weekends at Georgia and Kentucky in consecutive weekends, the No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels could stray from their normal rotation this weekend when the No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks come to town for the three-game set beginning tonight. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)

Patience pays off for Ole Miss’ Gatlin

Especially early in the season, John Gatlin could often be seen well after the final out of any particular game was made, jogging out of the Ole Miss dugout, inserting headphones into his ears and jogging from the left field foul pole to the right field foul pole and back.

To Gatlin, a sparsely used transfer from Itawamba Community College, the extra work was necessary in order to remain in game-shape should he be called upon. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)

Bulldogs rally to take opener from No. 18 Rebels

ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels led for most of their game with Georgia, but a six-run eighth inning from the Bulldogs put things out of reach as the Rebels lost 8-4 in the Southeastern Conference series opener on Thursday night at Foley Field. (April 13, 2012, Page 6A)

No. 18 Rebs hoping Wahl’s arm comes alive at Georgia

By his own admission, Ole Miss starter Bobby Wahl just didn’t have his stuff last Friday at Kentucky.

The right-handed ace was very un-Wahl-like, walking four in four innings against the Wildcats, and said he felt like he had a “dead arm” while warming up in the bullpen.

After four innings he was pulled in favor of relief pitcher Aaron Greenwood. (April 12, 2012, Page 6)

No. 10 Rebels not stuck on Florida series

The uniforms have barely dried after washing out the celebratory grass stains stemming from Sunday’s ninth-inning victory and the No. 10 Ole Miss Rebels have already put the victorious Florida series behind them.

With an in-state rivalry game against Southern Miss slated for tonight in Pearl and a tough road test at No. 8 Kentucky awaiting Ole Miss this weekend, the Rebels said Monday that they have already moved on. (April 3, 2012, Page 8)

Late-game heroics lift Rebs past No. 1 Florida

The athleticism on this year’s Ole Miss baseball team trumps that of any squad in recent memory.

And yet, when Sunday’s game against No. 1 Florida was on the line, the No. 16 Rebels called upon a pitcher to flash his speed and score the winning run. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 8)

Reb RHP justifies ace status

Looking back on the Florida series, the first visual that will come to mind may be Bobby Wahl’s impromptu mad dash around the bases, but it was his performance on Friday that really set the tone for the weekend.

The sophomore right-hander has continually pitched well for the Rebels, but Friday’s career-long performance may provide the best evidence that Wahl belongs in the discussion as one of the Southeastern Conference’s elite. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 8)

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