NEW ORLEANS — Hitting the road for the first time can always be an experience to say the least, and the Ole Miss baseball team’s first road trip is no exception. On Friday, the Rebels were able to hold on after surrendering a three-run eighth inning to defeat the Tulane Green Wave 6-4. Saturday, the Rebels never had a big inning, but were able to earn a convincing 5-1 victory.
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The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team travels to New Orleans this weekend to play Tulane in a three-game series. The series begins tonight at 6:30 and concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s the first set of games away from Oxford for the 7-1 Rebels and coach Mike Bianco said the experience should only help his team going forward into SEC play. (March 5, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — At times during Ole Miss’ first seven games, freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough seemed like he couldn’t buy a hit. On Tuesday, Yarbrough looked like a seasoned veteran during No. 21 Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory against the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)
At Oxford-University Stadium, 6:30 p.m. For Ole Miss’ complete schedule, visit: Ole Miss Sports.com. (March 2, 2010)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team will look to extend its winning streak tonight when it hosts the Memphis Tigers at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers come into the game having dropped two of three over the weekend.
LHP Matt Tracy will get his second start of the season for Ole Miss. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)
After a 4-0 week, the Ole Miss baseball team (6-1 overall) is on the move. In Baseball America’s rankings, the Rebels jumped up to No. 21 from No. 24.
The Week That Was:
Looking back at the week that was, there’s a few interesting stats that stand out — but keep in mind, Ole Miss played Oakland and Arkansas State.
- The Ole Miss outfield appears to be pretty slick at the plate. Freshman LF Tanner Mathis batted a team-best .500 (4-for-8), with junior RF Matt Smith (.462, 6-for-13) and junior CF Tim Ferguson (.429, 6-for-14) close behind him.
- Senior IF Zach Miller had a team-high nine RBIs, although he hit .250 (3-for-12).
- OF Cliff Vaughn is hitting 1.000 on the year, after hitting a single against Oakland in mop-up duty.
- Senior SS Kevin Mort and junior C Miles Hamblin are off to tough starts, hitting .077 (1-for-13) and .000 (0-for-10) on the week. Mort’s some-what saving grace is that he only Kd once, where Hamblin had five strikeouts with zero walks.
- The team was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts (Ferguson had four, Smith had one, and Alex Yarbrough was caught stealing).
(March 1, 2010)
OLE MISS BASEBALL NOTEBOOK — Ole Miss sophomore first baseman Matt Snyder has not only shown power in the Rebels first seven games, he’s also showing an improved plate discipline. Also — Drew Pomeranz comes within one of tying his own strikeout record, catcher Miles Hamblin continues to struggle, Ole Miss is still ironing out the signs and pitcher Blair Wright will miss season with Tommy John surgery. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — Ole Miss may have plated 28 runs this weekend, but the number that made coach Mike Bianco most proud was one — the number of errors the No. 24 Rebels committed in their three-game sweep of the Oakland (Mich.) Golden Grizzlies at Oxford-University Stadium. In three games, the Rebels knocked off Oakland 9-1, 10-2 and 9-3. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
The faithful grounds crew which prepares the field for Ole Miss baseball gets to work early in the morning to get ready for an afternoon game — and always keeps an eye on the weather. But when you’re a devoted fan of the Rebels yourself, the hard work is well worth it. (February 26, 2010, Page 1B)
It’s tough jumping into the fire with both feet. This weekend the Oakland Golden Grizzlies will be doing just that when they take on No. 24 Ole Miss in a three-game series at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 26, 2010, Page 8A)