As of right now the Diamond Rebels are in a neck-and-neck race with a slew of other Southeastern Conference foes for the right to play in the conference’s eight-team tournament in Hoover, Ala. at the end of the year.
That tournament also means admission into the NCAA Tournament, which is why this weekend’s series at Auburn should take on added meaning.
That may not be the case, however, according to Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. (more…) (April 21, 2011, Page 6)
PEARL — Amidst chants of “MAROON. WHITE. MAROON. WHITE.” and the clanging of cowbells the final two Ole Miss batters were retired at Trustmark Park on Tuesday night.
Mississippi State fans had plenty of reasons to cause a comotion after earning a 6-1 victory over the Rebels to re-claim the Governor’s Cup trophy for the first time since 2009. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 4B)
What stood out was the fact that all three games were close and the Rebels (23-14 overall) were still able to prevail. (April 19, 2011, Page 1B)
When Brett Huber struck out Kentucky catcher Luke Maile to preserve the 6-5 victory at Oxford-University Stadium on Sunday, the Rebels found themselves in unfamiliar territory — with a Southeastern Conference sweep, the first for the team since taking three games in Starkville last season.
It’s a feeling the Rebels sound like they could get used to, as the win puts them in a three-way tie with Alabama and Arkansas for first in the SEC West and fifth overall. (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Relying on a freshman closer can sometimes equate to living on the wild side.
Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco learned that last season when the Rebels turned to Brett Huber to close out games with Jake Morgan shelved due to Tommy John surgery. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
First pitch for today is set for 1:30 p.m. (more…) (April 17, 2011)
BLOG: After holding on to take Game 1 on Friday night 3-2, the Rebels will be looking to claim their second SEC weekend series of the season today against Kentucky. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. (more…) (April 16, 2011)
BLOG: The rain has subsided, the field has dried and it appears the Diamond Rebels will be able to play Game 1 of their three-game series against the Kentucky Wildcats (17-17 overall, 2-10 SEC) after all.
First pitch for tonight is set for 6:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (April 15, 2011)
After hitting .285 last season in 48 games, Hightower has seen his batting average sky rocket almost 100 points heading into this weekend’s home series against Kentucky.
Prior to practice earlier this week Hightower credited his .375 batting average to being more aggressive at the plate. (April 15, 2011, Page 8A)