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.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Zach Kirksey hit his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels the early lead, but a big fifth inning from the Red Wolves proved to be too much to overcome as the Rebels lost 10-5 to Arkansas State. Ole Miss fell to 34-19 with the loss, while ASU improved to 29-21. (May 16, 2012, Page 6)
It’s one thing to be a freshman and receive regular playing time, but it’s a completely different animal to receive sporadic pinch hit opportunities during your first season in the Southeastern Conference.
After coming to Ole Miss during the summer with a slugger’s reputation, freshman Sikes Orvis has been relegated to the latter role due in large part to some of the upperclassmen ahead of him on the depth chart, which is why what he accomplished Saturday is all the more special. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
Under a veil of mist and light rain on Sunday the Rebels accomplished what they hadn’t done in weeks, close out an Southeastern Conference series with a win.
After taking the first two games of the three-game series against Tennessee, Ole Miss finished off its home schedule by claiming a 4-2 victory at Oxford-University Stadium. (May 14, 2012, Page 2B)
After splitting the first two games against No. 4 LSU, the No. 24 Rebels turned to a new starter Sunday for the third consecutive week.
Not only did Dylan Chavez get run from the game prematurely, but Ole Miss struggled to find any pitcher who could consistently put up zeros during the 12-3 loss at Oxford-University Stadium. (May 7, 2012, Page 6)
Nonetheless, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco maintained that the team isn’t compounding things with any mental issues on Sundays. (May 7, 2012, Page 7)
Following a delay due to scattered rain showers that soaked the playing field, Ole Miss pounded out 12 hits en route to an 11-5 victory over Murray State at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (May 3, 2012, Page 6)
PEARL — Josh Laxer looked like a completely different pitcher Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Ole Miss pitching coach Carl Lafferty sat the former Madison Central product down to have a talk.
The freshman had not had the ideal start to his collegiate career, allowing 10 earned runs and five walks in 16.1 innings.
Lafferty told Laxer to let loose. Remember how you pitched for the Jaguars, Lafferty asked. Pitch like that. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)
STARKVILLE—Players say hits are contagious.
STARKVILLE—Alex Yarbrough saw his hitting streak come to an end at 22 games Sunday following an 0-for-4 performance against the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field.
The Rebel second baseman struck out, grounded out to the pitcher and flew out to center field against MSU starter Luis Pollorena before flying out to right against closer Caleb Reed in the eighth. (April 30, 2012, Page 7)