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)
The freshmen blew his teammates away in the fall when he not only led his team with a .410 batting average, but the outfielder also had the second-best ERA on the team at 2.77.
Mathis then turned an impressive fall into a productive start to the actual season and it looked as if his introduction to Ole Miss fans was no fluke.
As the season continued, however, Mathis began to lose his confidence.
During the April 4 game against Tennessee the sky figuratively crashed down on Mathis. (July 15, 2010, Page 6)
While summer is usually a slow time around these parts with regards to sports, that hasn’t exactly been the case with current, former and future Ole Miss Rebels. (more…) (July 6, 2010)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today is do-or-die for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels. Ole Miss will face St. John’s for the second time in the Charlottesville Regional. The winner earns the right to play Virginia at 6 p.m. The loser’s season is over. (more…) (June 6, 2010)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With the Rebels facing off against Big East Tournament champion St. John’s to open the Charlottesville Regional, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco opted to mix up the lineup a bit and place freshman outfielder Tanner Mathis in left field.
(more…) (June 4, 2010)
HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss’ Zach Miller said on Monday he wanted the chance to play the Auburn Tigers at Regions Park during the Southeastern Conference. He’ll get his wish today. Following what’s hopefully a brief rain delay the Rebels will get their chance to get back at the Tigers. The game is being televised on SportsSouth. (more…) (May 28, 2010)
(more…) (May 21, 2010)
On Sunday, Razorback right-hander Mike Bolsinger led the charge in Arkansas’ 7-0 victory over Ole Miss.
Two days after allowing two runs in 1.1 innings of relief work, Bolsinger — who had began the year as Arkansas’ Friday night starter — was able to keep the Ole Miss bats at bay, surrendering just two hits in 8.0 innings while striking out a career-high 11 batters. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)