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Ole Miss’ Turner wins Bench Award

Former Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner was named the nation’s top collegiate catcher for the 2013 season when he was announced as the Johnny Bench Award on Thursday night by the Greater Wichita Sports Commission and (more…) (June 28, 2013, Page 6A)

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    Mathis gets second chance, signs with Houston Astros

    His senior season didn’t quite go as expected, but Tanner Mathis will end up playing pro ball after all.

    A year ago, the Rebel outfielder turned down an opportunity to sign with the Houston Astros after being selected in the 27th round of the MLB First-Year Players Draft. (more…) (June 19, 2013, Page 7)

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      Irwin gets knocked around in MLB debut

      PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael McKenry knows he isn’t going to get many curtain calls as a backup catcher.

      So he savored the moment Sunday when he called out of the dugout following his second home run of the day, a drive that tied the game as the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a five-run, seventh-inning deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-7. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 8)

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        Former Reb Callaway named to Indians’ staff

        CLEVELAND — Sandy Alomar Jr. will become a major league manager someday. For now, he is staying with the Cleveland Indians.

        Alomar, the bench coach who served as the club’s interim manager for six games after Manny Acta was fired in September, will return next season as new manager Terry Francona’s bench coach. (more…) (November 1, 2012, Page 10)

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          Lynn ready for second start

          ST. LOUIS (AP) — Every time former Ole Miss Rebel Lance Lynn struggled during his first year in the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation, the right-hander insisted it had nothing to do with arm fatigue. (more…) (October 19, 2012, Page 7A)

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            Trio of Rebels drafted on Day 2

            Monday didn’t provide the ending to the college season that Ole Miss was hoping for, but perhaps Tuesday’s news will supply a little solace for three Diamond Rebels.

            During Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Alex Yarbrough, Matt Snyder and Dylan Chavez were selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox respectively. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Charges against Pomeranz dropped

              BLOG: The disturbing the peace charges against Drew Pomeranz stemming from an incident in downtown Oxford have been dismissed, the Oxford Municipal Court confirmed this afternoon. (more…) (January 19, 2012)

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                Golson getting reacquainted to baseball

                The ping of aluminum bats filled the cool, quiet air surrounding Oxford-University Stadium on Monday.

                After months of hibernation the air is once again coming alive with the 2012 college baseball season right around the corner. (more…) (January 17, 2012, Page 9)

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                  College baseball should benefit from new CBA

                  COLUMN: It appears Major League Baseball’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement could have a positive influence on the college game.

                  On Tuesday it was announced that a large portion of the five-year deal involves the MLB Draft, which, in turn, could impact the Ole Miss Rebels and the rest of the college baseball world. (more…) (November 23, 2011, Page 6A)

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                    Former Rebel picks up win in Major League debut

                    DENVER (AP) — As expected, former Ole Miss Rebel Drew Pomeranz was quite nervous in his major league debut.
                    Only, not on the mound, but with a bat in his hands in his one and only plate appearance.

                    Even then, Pomeranz was a success, laying down a perfect sacrifice bunt. It was just that kind of day for the prized prospect. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 4B)

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