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.
Following Matt Smith’s first season on the field for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels it became obvious that if he stuck around long enough he’d have a good chance at setting two career marks — strikeouts and home runs.
As a free-swinging redshirt freshman, Smith finished the 2008 season second on the team with 14 home runs and led the nation with 80 strikeouts, 19 shy of the national record. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 7A)
After surrendering two runs in the top of the first inning, the No. 28 Diamond Rebels responded with six runs in the bottom of the frame and never relented, topping the Austin Peay Governors 11-3 at Oxford-University Stadium to complete the two-game sweep. (March 3, 2011, Page 6)
The story line for most of the early baseball season has been Ole Miss’ ability to find ways to win and Tuesday was no different as a Zach Kirksey sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the No. 28 Rebels to a 5-4 victory over Austin Peay at Oxford-University Stadium.
Ole Miss trailed for the bulk of the game and after a two-run fourth put the Governors ahead 3-1, Ole Miss remained behind until an RBI-single from freshman Austin Anderson in the eighth inning tied the game 4-4 and eventually sent it into extra innings. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 6)
After being held off of the diamond for the majority of nine months due to shoulder surgery and then a re-injury to the shoulder, the junior has come back in a big way for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Wednesday’s walk-off single was just the most recent accomplishment for Snyder, who is leading Ole Miss heading into this weekend’s three-game series at Houston with a .471 batting average and a .625 on-base percentage. (February 25, 2011, Page 8A)
Two days after completing a three-game sweep of the Horizon League’s Wright State Raiders, Ole Miss earned a 4-2 victory over the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
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)