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Saturday, May 30, 2015

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.

NOTEBOOK: Bortles surpassing expectations at third base

With the departure of Austin Anderson last season and taking his .939 fielding percentage with him the question loomed over who would take over third base for the Ole Miss baseball team. Turns out the answer to that question was in the form of sophomore Colby Bortles (April 30, 2015, Page 7)

Ole Miss offense leads Rebels to rout of Mississippi State

Senior Scott Weathersby threw seven scoreless innings, and the Ole Miss baseball team used 15 hits to score 11 runs in an 11-1 thumping of Mississippi State in the annual Governor’s Cup Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. The 10-run win for the Rebels (24-22) marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history of the Mayor’s Trophy/Governor’s Cup between the two archrivals. (April 29, 2015, Page 1B)

Alabama routs Rebels in finale to salvage series

The Ole Miss baseball team got good outings from their first two weekend starters. The same could not be said for the third. Freshman Will Stokes lasted less than an inning in 13-4 loss to Alabama Sunday afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium. The win salvaged the series for the Crimson Tide (23-20, 8-13 Southeastern Conference) after getting swept by Ole Miss (23-22; 10-11) in Saturday’s twinbill. (April 27, 2015, Page 6)

Rebel sweep DH, take series from Alabama

The Ole Miss baseball team was in search of consistency — and wins. They got a little of one and two of the other as the Rebels swept a doubleheader against Alabama with a 4-0 win in the nightcap Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium. (April 26, 2015, Page 1B)

Ole Miss looks for consistency starting with ‘Bama

If the Ole Miss baseball team wants to play postseason baseball, the Rebels are going to have to do something they have been unable to accomplish up to this point — string together more than three wins in a row. The Rebels currently sit at .500 with an overall record of 21-21 and a Southeastern Conference record of 8-10 heading into this weekend’s series with Alabama, which begins tonight at Oxford-University Stadium (6:30 p.m., SEC Network+). (April 24, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Rebels take momentum on the road to Auburn

The Ole Miss baseball team feels it is starting to trend in the right direction with a little more than a month left in the regular season. The Rebels are riding a three-game win streak and will take their new found momentum to Auburn, Alabama, as they begin a weekend series against the Tigers tonight (6:30 p.m., SEC Network+). (April 17, 2015, Page 2B)

Smith, Bortles power Ole Miss past UT-Martin

After the emotional series win against Vanderbilt Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco broke it down for his team and explained exactly what they have to do to find themselves back in the NCAA tournament come June— win games. Sam Smith and the rest of the Ole Miss baseball team did just that. Smith gave a quality start and Colby Bortles’ bat remained hot as the Rebels defeated UT-Martin 11-1 Wednesday afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium. (April 16, 2015, Page 6)

Bullpen rounding into form for Rebels

The Ole Miss baseball team is coming off a series victory over then-No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt last weekend. There are many factors that contributed to the success in Nashville, Tennessee, but the biggest credit goes to the Rebels’ bullpen. (April 14, 2015, Page 7)

Ole Miss holds on for series win over No. 1 Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One night after rallying behind four runs in the ninth and coming back to win a 16-inning thriller, the Ole Miss baseball team maintained the momentum by taking down No. 1 Vanderbilt for the second-straight game, 5-4, to claim a big SEC series on the road. With a victory over the Commodores (28-9, 11-4 SEC), the defending national champions, the Rebels (18-18, 7-8 SEC) improve to an impressive 5-4 against No. 1 teams in 2015. (April 12, 2015, Page 2B)

Vanderbilt blanks Ole Miss in opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Facing a No. 1 team for the seventh time this season, the Ole Miss baseball team suffered a 6-0 setback to top-ranked Vanderbilt Thursday night. The Rebels (16-18, 5-8 SEC) were held scoreless for the first time since May 10, 2014, a span of 52 games. (April 10, 2015, Page 6A)

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