The No. 16 Ole Miss Rebels took care of business early, scoring seven runs in the first three innings en route to a lopsided 15-6 victory over the UT-Martin Skyhawks. (April 29, 2010, Page 6)
As the players flooded onto the field following Kevin Mort’s walk-off single, Snyder ended up at the bottom of the dogpile.
Snyder, who has twice had his shoulder dislocated during games, had to be helped off the field — albeit only momentarily — before joining the team in left field for their post-game talk. (April 26, 2010, Page 2B)
The No. 20 Ole Miss baseball team has come a long way in terms of finding itself during its nonconference schedule. For starters, roles on the field have begun to be defined with freshmen Alex Yarbrough and Tanner Mathis solidifying positions at second base and left field respectively heading into this weekend’s three-game series at No. 26 Kentucky (14-3 overall).
In addition to David Goforth and Aaron Barrett locking down the closer and Saturday starter roles, one player who has flown under the radar is senior outfielder Taylor Hashman. (March 19, 2010, Page 7A)
One night after Ole Miss committed a season-high four errors, the fielding didn’t exactly improve. But once again, the No. 18 Rebels were able to overcome two errors to defeat the Austin Peay Governors 10-4 to sweep the two-game midweek series at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 11, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team will look to extend its winning streak tonight when it hosts the Memphis Tigers at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers come into the game having dropped two of three over the weekend.
LHP Matt Tracy will get his second start of the season for Ole Miss. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)
After a 4-0 week, the Ole Miss baseball team (6-1 overall) is on the move. In Baseball America’s rankings, the Rebels jumped up to No. 21 from No. 24.
The Week That Was:
Looking back at the week that was, there’s a few interesting stats that stand out — but keep in mind, Ole Miss played Oakland and Arkansas State.
- The Ole Miss outfield appears to be pretty slick at the plate. Freshman LF Tanner Mathis batted a team-best .500 (4-for-8), with junior RF Matt Smith (.462, 6-for-13) and junior CF Tim Ferguson (.429, 6-for-14) close behind him.
- Senior IF Zach Miller had a team-high nine RBIs, although he hit .250 (3-for-12).
- OF Cliff Vaughn is hitting 1.000 on the year, after hitting a single against Oakland in mop-up duty.
- Senior SS Kevin Mort and junior C Miles Hamblin are off to tough starts, hitting .077 (1-for-13) and .000 (0-for-10) on the week. Mort’s some-what saving grace is that he only Kd once, where Hamblin had five strikeouts with zero walks.
- The team was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts (Ferguson had four, Smith had one, and Alex Yarbrough was caught stealing).
(March 1, 2010)
It’s tough jumping into the fire with both feet. This weekend the Oakland Golden Grizzlies will be doing just that when they take on No. 24 Ole Miss in a three-game series at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 26, 2010, Page 8A)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco officially addressed the media for the first time on Monday during the baseball team’s Media Day. Bianco focused on discussing the team’s ability to overcome a tough offseason and added that he was proud of the way his team has responded. (February 16, 2010, Page 9)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — As has been the case with several other players, junior Matt Smith has put his versatility on display during the 2010 preseason. After spending most of the fall in the outfield, Smith has been practicing at third base because sophomore Mike Snyder was hospitalized last week. When Snyder recovers from having his appendix removed, expect Smith to return to the outfield. (February 15, 2010, Page 10)
Ole Miss shortstop Kevin Mort is looking to be even better on defense this year for the Rebels. Despite having just seven errors last year, Mort wants to cut down on that number this season to a figure that almost no player has accomplished. (February 10, 2010, Page Page 10)