BLOG: Hello from sunny Oxford, Miss., where the Ole Miss Rebels (14-4 overall) are set to host the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-6) at Oxford-University Stadium to open Southeastern Conference play. (more…) (March 18, 2011)
Riding a current three-game losing streak, the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels open a weekend series against the Lipscomb Bison (7-6 overall) tonight. (more…) (March 11, 2011)
Following the Rebels’ 7-3 loss to Western Kentucky at Oxford-University Stadium, the Rebel skipper rattled off a laundry list of what went wrong. (March 10, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: The choice to push today’s game back from noon to 5 p.m. looks like it will pay off. It’s chilly, with wind blowing from left field to right field, but at least it’s not raining. (more…) (March 5, 2011)
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)
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)