LAFAYETTE, La. — There was no escaping the magnitude of the moment.
The only choice Ole Miss had Sunday if it wanted to extend its season was to win. The Rebels were humbled in a 9-5 loss in the opening game of the Lafayette Super Regional on Saturday, putting their season on the verge of extinction.
It didn’t bother Christian Trent. (June 9, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss had a record-setting weekend in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. (June 9, 2014, Page 6)
LAFAYETTE, La. — Ole Miss broke a tie game with three runs in the eighth inning, and the Rebels kept their season alive with a 5-2 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 2 of the Lafayette Super Regional Sunday night at “Tigue” Moore Field. (more…) (June 8, 2014)
LAFAYETTE, La. — Once Louisiana-Lafayette’s bats got going, there wasn’t much Ole Miss could do to slow them down. (more…) (June 7, 2014)
BLOG — Ole Miss didn’t have any players drafted in the first two rounds of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, but the names started rolling off the board on Friday. (more…) (June 6, 2014)
Two wins away.
That is how close and how far No. 12 Ole Miss is from reaching the College World Series for the first time since 1972. The Rebels first must go through No. 1 Louisana-Lafayette in the Lafayette, La., Super Regional to punch their ticket. (June 6, 2014, Page 6A)
Ole Miss doesn’t know much about Louisiana-Lafayette other than what the scouting report tells it. It’s more than enough to give the Rebels an idea of just how potent the Ragin’ Cajuns bats are. (June 6, 2014, Page 6A)
Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)
Aaron Greenwood didn’t get it exactly right, but Ole Miss’ reliever wasn’t far off.
“I don’t know how long it’s been,” Greenwood said. “Forty or 50 years.”
The last time was 1972, but the point was clear: It’s been a while since the Rebels have been to the College World Series to play for a national title. (June 5, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss senior catcher Will Allen has been named one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award honoring the nation’s top collegiate catcher, it was announced by the Greater Wichita Sports Commission on Tuesday. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)