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Friday, May 22, 2015

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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)

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)

Diamond Rebs drop midweek game to Memphis

After an offensive explosion against Central Arkansas Tuesday night where the Ole Miss baseball team scored 18 runs off 21 hits, it was the opposite story for the Rebels Wednesday night where they fell to Memphis 10-5 at Oxford-University Stadium. Ole Miss (21-21) splits the season series with the Tigers (27-15) after winning 7-5 in Memphis on March 31. (April 23, 2015, Page 5)

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)

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)

Diamond Rebels fall to USM

PEARL — In its first game as part of the 2015 Mississippi College Series, the Ole Miss baseball team dropped a close matchup to Southern Miss, 6-5, Tuesday night. The in-state rivals battled it out at Trustmark Park in Pearl, but it was the Golden Eagles (18-11-1) who emerged with a one-run victory over the Rebels (16-17). (April 8, 2015, Page 1B)

Diamond Rebels travel to Arkansas in search of offensive, pitching answers

It has been an up-and-down week for the Ole Miss baseball team. After winning their first Southeastern Conference series against then-No.1-ranked Florida last weekend, the Rebels were swept by UAB during a doubleheader on Tuesday.  Now Ole Miss (13-12, 3-3 SEC) must attempt to flush the events from two days ago and turn its attention to Arkansas (11-12, 1-5), where the Rebels begin a three-game series tonight in Fayetteville, Arkansas (6:30 p.m., ESPNU). (March 26, 2015, Page 6)

Rebels drop twinbill to UAB

The Ole Miss baseball team suffered a doubleheader setback at the hands of the UAB Blazers on Tuesday afternoon. UAB (14-9) held the Rebels (13-12) to one run in each seven-inning game, claiming the first contest, 6-1, before taking the finale, 3-1. (March 25, 2015, Page 6)

Diamond Rebels drop rubber match to No. 1 LSU, lose opening SEC series

BATON ROUGE, La. – In the rubber match of the opening series of Southeastern Conference play, the Ole Miss baseball team suffered an 18-6 defeat to No. 1 LSU Sunday afternoon. After the Rebels (10-9, 1-2 SEC) struck in the first inning, the Tigers (18-2, 2-1 SEC) countered with 10 unanswered runs en route to claiming the series. (March 16, 2015, Page 6)

Ole Miss takes down No. 8 Louisville, 8-3

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Closing out the midweek series, the Ole Miss baseball team bounced back from Tuesday’s loss by soaring past the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals, 8-3, Wednesday afternoon. The Rebels (9-7) scored multiple runs in three different innings and added solid pitching from Sam Smith and Will Stokes to pick up the victory. (March 12, 2015, Page 6)

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