Hailing from Allen, Texas, approximately an hour northeast of Fort Worth, Yarbrough was a frequenter of Texas Christian University’s stadium while playing summer ball growing up. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 2B)
The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division and eighth overall by the league’s 12 baseball coaches in the 21st annual preseason poll, which was released this morning. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 2B)
One is a gift stemming from his 6-foot-6, 215-pound frame that results in epic, moon-shot home runs.
Prior to leaving Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., Allen was a well-known catching prospect that not only excelled in various tournament circuits, but also caught for the Under-16 Team USA squad in 2008. (more…) (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
The Ole Miss baseball squad picked up yet another verbal commitment for its 2013 signing class on Monday.
After drawing interest from several other elite programs, 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed pitcher Ryan Leone (Calvary Baptist Academy; Shreveport, La.) called Rebel recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty on Monday and verbally committed. (more…) (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
Ole Miss’ weekend rotation and closer spot heading into the season are set.
The role of nearly every other pitcher on the staff, however, is far from it.
Starting at the back end of the bullpen, Ole Miss will look to junior right-hander Brett Huber to reclaim his freshman form as the team’s closer. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ weekend rotation will have a completely different look in more than one way when it takes the field for the first time at TCU on Feb. 17. Gone are Matt Crouse, Austin Wright and David Goforth, the familiar juniors that departed Oxford for the minor leagues following last season. (February 7, 2012, Page 8)
The Ole Miss baseball team’s march to opening day continued on Sunday with its fourth preseason intrasquad scrimmage.
One standout on the day was Dylan Chavez.
After struggling during the fall, the left-handed junior bounced back for the Rebels, allowing just two hits while striking out three in 4.2 shutout innings of work. (February 6, 2012, Page 4B)
The veterans may be the guys Ole Miss looks to for leadership and stability when the season starts, but it was the youngsters that stole the show during Thursday’s intrasquad at Oxford-University Stadium.
Young hurlers Chris Ellis, Scott Weathersby, Sam Smith, Will Jamison, Chase Reeves and Bobby Wahl combined to allow two runs through seven innings of work. (February 3, 2012, Page 6A)
C.J. Beathard said Monday the fit just didn’t seem right anymore.
After being one of Ole Miss’ first commitments for its 2012 signing class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Battle Ground Academy quarterback (Franklin, Tenn.) officially decommitted from the Rebels over the weekend in exchange for a spot on the Iowa Hawkeyes list. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)