LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Zach Kirksey continued to swing a big bat, belting two of the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels’ three home runs in an 18-8 win over Louisville at Patterson Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
One of Kirksey’s two homers was a grand slam. He finished with five RBIs in the victory that allowed the Rebels to earn a split with the Cardinals, who won the first game of the two-game set Tuesday.
Lead-off hitter Tanner Mathis had one of the most productive days to set up the high-scoring affair, going 5-for-7 with three runs scored and an RBI. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
The No. 18 Ole Miss men’s tennis team’s streak of 17 straight National Team Indoor Final 16 appearances ended with a 4-2 loss at No. 13 Louisville in the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off on Sunday. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)
The Ole Miss baseball team fought back from an early seven-run deficit, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals held on to win 10-8 on Sunday and win the series at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 15, 2010, Page 8)
Less than 24 hours after losing a heartbreaking 6-1 game to Louisville in 12 innings on Friday, the Ole Miss baseball team rebounded to win Game 2 of the three game series 8-3 on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium.
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The following are excerpts from a 30-minute phone conversation with Louisville head baseball coach Dan McDonnell regarding recruiting, baseball, memories from Ole Miss and other things. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
For the majority of his drive from Louisville, Ky., to Oxford on Thursday, Dan McDonnell did part of what made him a college baseball commodity — talk on his cell phone. During the six years McDonnell spent as assistant coach to Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco from 2000 to 2006, it’s arguable that he did his best work on the phone, convincing some of the best high school and junior college baseball players from the Southeast to take a chance on the new Rebels’ regime and buy into the vision.
Today, McDonnell will get to see some of the tangibles that came as a result of the early years, when he first steps foot at Oxford-University Stadium — new to him since he left for Louisville in 2006. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)