At times this preseason the Ole Miss baseball Rebels have felt like they called Minneapolis home instead of Oxford.
Due to the recent southern blizzards that shut down local school districts for days at a time, the Rebels have had a difficult couple of weeks leading up to Friday’s season opener against Wright State. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 8A)
While Ole Miss’ Gridiron Rebels were busy making headlines last week with their strong in-state signing class, the Diamond Rebels quietly added a verbal commitment from Madison Central left-handed pitcher Zach Irwin.
Although Irwin’s step parents are Mississippi State supporters, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder said Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and as a result, he decided to give his verbal commitment to the Rebels last Friday.
Because baseball teams are allotted just 11.7 scholarships to distribute amongst 27 players on a 35-man roster — each of the 27 scholarship players must have at least .25 percent of a scholarship — the amount in which a recruit is offered is a big deal, unlike in sports like football and basketball where student athletes are awarded full scholarships. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Fans in attendance of Saturday’s 7-0 win for the current Rebel squad over the alumni team got a glimpse at what the backbone of Ole Miss’ pitching staff will likely resemble when the season opens on Feb. 18 against Wright State.
Against the professional Rebel squad — which, admittedly, for the most part had not faced live pitching in over four months — Ole Miss’ three likely weekend starters and closer allowed just two hits during nine innings of work. (more…) (February 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Hello from chilly Oxford-University Stadium, where the current Rebels and former Rebels will face one another at 1 p.m. (more…) (February 5, 2011)
Members of the Ole Miss baseball team will be on hand to sign autographs and posters at the annual “Meet the Rebels” event prior to Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Tennessee. (more…) (January 27, 2011, Page 7)
On Monday the Ole Miss baseball program announced it plans to host the first-ever alumni game under head coach Mike Bianco.
The game is set for Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. and will be played at Oxford-University Stadium. The game is expected to feature current pros such as Chris Coghlan, Matt Tolbert, Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz facing off against the 2011 Rebels.
Tickets are $5 for general admission with the proceeds going the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club and can be purchased at OleMissAlumni.com/Events.
For more information contact Ole Miss Director of Baseball Operations Fuller Smith at (662) 915-7795. (December 14, 2010, Page 9)
The Ole Miss baseball team has set dates for its two winter baseball camps. The hitting specialty camp will be held Dec. 4-5 and the pitching/catching specialty camp will be on Jan. 15-16. Both camps are for children in grades 1-12. For more information and to register visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (October 29, 2010, Page 8A)
The Ole Miss baseball team will host 33 home games and play series against seven NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, head coach Mike Bianco announced on Tuesday with the release of the Rebels’ 2011 schedule.
Season tickets for baseball will go on sale beginning in November. Season ticket packages remain, and fans are encouraged to place their orders to secure their spot in what has become one of the best college baseball atmospheres in America. (October 6, 2010, Page 9)
The Ole Miss baseball team will be holding three summer camps in the coming weeks. The first camp will begin Monday and run through June 25. The day camp is for youth in first through eighth grade.
The final two camps will be held July 12-15 and July 19-22. Both have overnight options for campers and both are open for youth in grades one through 12.
For more information about the camps or to register, call Ole Miss assistant coach Rob Francis at 915-6643 or visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (June 16, 2010, Page 7)
Ole Miss left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz was named the 2010 winner of the Cellular South Ferriss Trophy awarded annually to the top collegiate baseball player in the state of Mississippi. Pomeranz is the fourth Rebel to win the award. (May 25, 2010, Page 8)