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)
Ole Miss got its season off to a bit of a rough start on Friday, surrendering three runs in the top of the first inning thanks in large part to two errors in the outfield. The Rebels rebounded quickly to drop seven runs in the bottom of the frame and never trailed again en route to a 15-6 victory. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
It took late-game heroics both in the field and at the plate by sophomore second baseman Alex Yarbrough, but the Rebs were able to hold off a late Wright State rally to claim a 5-4 victory in 10 innings on Saturday. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
(BLOG) The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels will look to get out the brooms today against Wright State with first pitch set for 1:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (February 20, 2011)
(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)
Hello from Oxford, Miss., where the Ole Miss Rebels are set to open their season against the Wright State Raiders. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. (more…) (February 18, 2011)
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)
COLUMN: Fans in attendance of Saturday’s 7-0 win for the current Rebel squad over the alumni team got a glimpse at what the backbone of Ole Miss’ pitching staff will likely resemble when the season opens on Feb. 18 against Wright State.
Against the professional Rebel squad — which, admittedly, for the most part had not faced live pitching in over four months — Ole Miss’ three likely weekend starters and closer allowed just two hits during nine innings of work. (more…) (February 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Swinging the new BBCOR (ball-bat coefficient of restitution) bats that have been implemented by the NCAA for the 2011 season, the Ole Miss baseball squad officially got started on the practice field on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, it was the pitching staff that appeared to get the best of the batters in two intrasquad scrimmages as a total of 10 runs were scored during the two games. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
Getting used to new faces and making adjustments will headline most of Ole Miss’ fall ball season, which began this past week.
“It was a good weekend and a good start,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “There’s a lot of new faces and a lot of the new guys did well.”
Included on Ole Miss’ current 38-man roster are 20 new players.
Of those players, corner infielder/outfielder Preston Overbey may have made the best first impression on Bianco. (September 20, 2010, Page 3B)