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Tracy, Rebs all business in Memphis win

Tuesday was kind of a back-to-business day for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels.

Two days after completing a three-game sweep of the Horizon League’s Wright State Raiders, Ole Miss earned a 4-2 victory over the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)

Ole Miss OF Kirksey puts Friday behind him

It’s safe to assume that Zach Kirksey had a better day on Tuesday than in his Rebel debut on Friday.
While Kirksey, a transfer from LSU-Eunice, didn’t play poorly at the plate on Friday — he was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI — it was his play in the field that left a lingering impression. (more…) (February 23, 2011, Page 6)

LIVE Game Blog: Rebs top Wright State 15-6

Hello from Oxford, Miss., where the Ole Miss Rebels are set to open their season against the Wright State Raiders. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. (more…) (February 18, 2011)

What pressure? Newalu confident heading into season as Rebs’ SS

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco admitted on Monday that sometimes defense — well, reliable defense — can be taken for granted at times.

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)

More than just playing for fun

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)

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