BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 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)
The gang is getting back together. The official roster for Ole Miss’ alumni game, set to take place on Feb. 5 at Oxford-University Stadium, is starting to take form. (more…) (January 18, 2011)
It went down to the final minutes, but Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz is now a professional baseball player.
Just before Monday’s midnight EDT deadline, the All-American pitcher signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
According to the Associated Press, the contract includes a $2.65 million signing bonus, which is just over the Major League Baseball suggested slot price for the No. 5 player ($2.52 million). (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
Over the course of Jordan Poole’s high school career at Calhoun (Ga.) High, the Ole Miss signee hit plenty of home runs (46 in his final three seasons).
Realizing that once he arrived at Ole Miss he wouldn’t be able to always out-muscle pitchers like he did in high school, the 6-foot-3, 2-5-pound outfielder/first baseman made a conscious effort to become a more complete batter and get his average up. (July 16, 2010, Page 7A)
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)
Two more Rebels were selected on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett was selected in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals, while center fielder Tim Ferguson was picked in the next round by the Kansas City Royals. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
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)