It’s been long known that Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz had a chance at being the highest Rebel ever selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The only question that remained was where would he land.
After months — years, really — of being scouted, analyzed and overanalyzed, the wait is finally over for the former Collierville (Tenn.) High standout.
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians selected the left-hander with the fifth overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (June 8, 2010, Page 6)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sunday’s 20-16 loss against St. John’s concluded what turned out to be a disappointing and poorly timed slide by the Ole Miss Rebels.
Following a 10-game winning streak midway through the Southeastern Conference schedule that included sweeps against LSU and Mississippi State, the Rebels faltered down the stretch and were plagued by inconsistency. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With the season on the line, No. 24 Ole Miss scored 16 runs against St. John’s in the elimination game of the Charlottesville Regional on Sunday.
Normally that would have gotten the job done and kept the Diamond Rebels alive in the NCAA Tournament.
The problem, however, was that not only did Ole Miss starter David Goforth and relief pitcher Trent Rothlin combine to surrender eight runs in the first inning, but the Red Storm was able to respond to Ole Miss’ scores throughout the game en route to a 20-16 victory at Davenport Field. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today is do-or-die for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels. Ole Miss will face St. John’s for the second time in the Charlottesville Regional. The winner earns the right to play Virginia at 6 p.m. The loser’s season is over. (more…) (June 6, 2010)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The rematch most envisioned when the NCAA Tournament’s field of 64 teams was announced earlier this week is just moments away. Fresh off of wins over St. John’s and VCU respectively, the No. 2 seed Ole Miss Rebels and No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers are about to take the field.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With the Rebels facing off against Big East Tournament champion St. John’s to open the Charlottesville Regional, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco opted to mix up the lineup a bit and place freshman outfielder Tanner Mathis in left field.
(more…) (June 4, 2010)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —Just reached Virginia’s Davenport Field in time for the UVA-VCU baseball game, kicking off the Charlottesville Regional. Click the link for notes from the regional, Q&A from several players and coaches and a couple videos.
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Each team in the Charlottesville Regional has a different personality, and those personalities will come into play this weekend in the double-elimination NCAA Regional. (June 4, 2010, Page 6A)
The three teams joining host Virginia for the Charlottesville Regional could see immediately upon arriving at Davenport Field why the Cavaliers are among the leaders in the country in extra-base hits: the field is huge! Players comment on how the size of the field will affect the games this weekend. (June 4, 2010, Page 6A)
Here’s more from my phone interview with Ole Miss baseball signee Bobby Wahl and a few videos of the West Springfield (Va.) High. (more…) (June 3, 2010)