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.
It’s safe to assume that Zach Kirksey had a better day on Tuesday than in his Rebel debut on Friday.
While Kirksey, a transfer from LSU-Eunice, didn’t play poorly at the plate on Friday — he was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI — it was his play in the field that left a lingering impression. (more…) (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
What stood out and left a lasting impression, however, was the Rebels’ ability to recover quickly en route to a three-game sweep of Wright State at Oxford-University Stadium.
On Sunday, the Rebels were able to withstand a late-inning rally for the second straight game to claim a 6-5 victory. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
(BLOG) It’s a sunny day in Oxford, Miss., that greets the Ole Miss Rebels (1-0 overall) and Wright State Raiders (0-1) of Dayton, Ohio., for Game 2 of their three game series today at Oxford-University Stadium. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. (more…) (February 19, 2011)
What hasn’t been in question? Who is taking the place of top draft pick Drew Pomeranz as the Friday night starter.
That honor goes to junior left-hander Matt Crouse, and apparently the choice to go with the Virginian was an obvious one. (February 18, 2011, Page 6A)
That was never more evident than in 2008, when the Rebels transitioned from Zack Cozart at shortstop to a combination of Sean Stuyverson, Tim Ferguson and Evan Button and the trio committed 27 errors.
The next two seasons, Ole Miss was lucky enough to have Kevin Mort restore order to the position and with any luck, the Rebels are hoping junior college transfer Blake Newalu will be an extension of Mort’s dependability. (February 16, 2011, Page 7)
At times this preseason the Ole Miss baseball Rebels have felt like they called Minneapolis home instead of Oxford.
Due to the recent southern blizzards that shut down local school districts for days at a time, the Rebels have had a difficult couple of weeks leading up to Friday’s season opener against Wright State. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 8A)
While many of the former Rebels will be looking to have a good time and re-connect with former teammates, one in particular will have a bit more in mind.
Today’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE featured an article from the perspective of Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco regarding the new BBCOR bats that are being mandated by the NCAA. (more…) (February 2, 2011)
But, according to Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco, the powers that be are doing just that to college baseball with the implementation of the new BBCOR bats that more closely resemble characteristics of wooden bats. (February 2, 2011, Page 6)
The Ole Miss baseball program has received good news stemming from Matt Snyder’s visit with the esteemed Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday. (more…) (February 1, 2011)