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.
The No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team (20-6 overall, 4-2 SEC) will look to take their third-straight SEC series this weekend when they host Tennessee (13-13, 0-6) for a three-game series beginning today at 6:30 p.m. (April 2, 2010, Page 6A)
Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco had an interesting take on changeups prior to Monday’s practice at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (March 30, 2010)
Those who have been clamoring for David Goforth to get a stab at starting for the No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team are about to get their wish.
For the first time since he was a flame-thrower at Neshoba Central High in Philadelphia, Goforth will be a starting pitcher — even if it is on a trial basis.
Prior to Monday’s practice at Oxford-University Stadium, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco confirmed that the sophomore right-hander will get his shot at the starting role tonight against Mississippi State (14-10 overall, 2-4 SEC) tonight in Pearl in the annual Governor’s Cup game at 6:30. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
And the streak continues. In short, Sundays have been unkind to the Ole Miss Rebels baseball squad. For the fourth Sunday in a row, the No. 17 Rebels have been unable to not only piece together timely hits but also find pitching that gives them a chance to take the game.
One game after the Rebels’ offense exploded for 15 runs, the No. 8 Gators returned the favor, routing the Rebels 13-1 to avoid a sweep at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
The Rebels scored four runs in the first inning and didn’t let off of the gas until they had routed the Gators 15-3 at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (March 27, 2010)
The Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to have better luck than in-state rival Mississippi State this weekend when they host the No. 8 Florida Gators for a three-game series beginning tonight at 6:30. Last weekend, the Gators swept MSU in Gainesville, Fla., outscoring the Bulldogs 16-7. Florida is currently riding a six-game winning streak after rallying to beat Florida Gulf Coast 13-8 on Wednesday. (March 26, 2010, Page 6A)
By David Goforth’s own admission, he has some work to do to become the closer he knows he can be. Entering this weekend’s series against No. 8 Florida, Goforth is the not-so-proud owner of an 8.49 ERA. That’s not to say Goforth hasn’t had some solid outings, like against Saint Louis on Wednesday where after struggling early in the eighth inning he came back out and struck out the side in the ninth.
But at Kentucky last weekend, the sophomore right-hander was shelled for 10 earned runs in just 1.1 innings. (March 26, 2010, Page 6A)
Even without sluggers Matt Smith and Matt Snyder, the No. 17 Ole Miss baseball team was able to score double-digit runs for the second-straight night on Wednesday, knocking off the Saint Louis Billikens 14-5 at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)
The No. 20 Ole Miss baseball team has come a long way in terms of finding itself during its nonconference schedule. For starters, roles on the field have begun to be defined with freshmen Alex Yarbrough and Tanner Mathis solidifying positions at second base and left field respectively heading into this weekend’s three-game series at No. 26 Kentucky (14-3 overall).
In addition to David Goforth and Aaron Barrett locking down the closer and Saturday starter roles, one player who has flown under the radar is senior outfielder Taylor Hashman. (March 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Just under one year ago, the Ole Miss baseball team routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 22-2. On Tuesday, the Golden Lions didn’t fare much better, falling to No. 20 Ole Miss 17-1 at Oxford-University Stadium.
The Rebels mounted a five-run first inning on three hits and one error and cruised the rest of the way.
“It’s hard to say that we could have played much better tonight,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We swung, we played defense, we pitched well, so it was a good, solid game.”
Right fielder Taylor Hashman led the offensive charge, tallying an Ole Miss record six runs scored. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)