COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Don’t expect to see a completely emotional Bobby Wahl on the mound today when the sophomore makes his first NCAA Tournament start for the Rebels.
While he’s likely to be amped up by the atmosphere and the circumstance, the 2012 version of Wahl has learned to harness his emotions a bit more than his freshman self. (June 1, 2012, Page 6A)
The feel-good moment of seeing “Ole Miss” appear on the television Monday was short lived. Within an hour of the announcement, the Rebels were back on the diamond at Oxford-University Stadium preparing for this weekend’s College Station (Texas) Regional. Really, as head coach Mike Bianco pointed out, the preparation began as soon as the Rebels returned from the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 31, 2012, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — The ninth-seeded Rebels were a part of another shutout Wednesday.
This time, however, it was Ole Miss that did the shutting out. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — The Ole Miss Rebels can take a deep breath and exhale a sigh of relief. Well, sort of.
Like most any team will say publicly, Ole Miss came to Hoover, Ala., to win the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
HOOVER, Ala. — A.J. Reed didn’t just do a little of everything for Kentucky on Tuesday.
The southpaw shut out Ole Miss for 5.1 innings in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park.
And then, as if that wasn’t enough, the freshman also went 4-for-4 at the plate with three singles and a solo home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference in the 2-0 Kentucky victory. (May 23, 2012, Page 5A)
HOOVER, Ala. — The Rebels are hurting, and in a big way.
A week ago Ole Miss was coming off of a three-game sweep of Tennessee and even felt like there was an outside shot of a host spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament if they didn’t sputter down the stretch. (May 23, 2012, Page 6A)
JONESBORO, Ark. — Zach Kirksey hit his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels the early lead, but a big fifth inning from the Red Wolves proved to be too much to overcome as the Rebels lost 10-5 to Arkansas State. Ole Miss fell to 34-19 with the loss, while ASU improved to 29-21. (May 16, 2012, Page 6)
PEARL — Josh Laxer looked like a completely different pitcher Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Ole Miss pitching coach Carl Lafferty sat the former Madison Central product down to have a talk.
The freshman had not had the ideal start to his collegiate career, allowing 10 earned runs and five walks in 16.1 innings.
Lafferty told Laxer to let loose. Remember how you pitched for the Jaguars, Lafferty asked. Pitch like that. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)
ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels led for most of their game with Georgia, but a six-run eighth inning from the Bulldogs put things out of reach as the Rebels lost 8-4 in the Southeastern Conference series opener on Thursday night at Foley Field. (April 13, 2012, Page 6A)
The No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels made the most of their two seven-inning games against Central Arkansas on Tuesday.
After holding on to claim the first game 2-1, the Rebels rolled to a 4-0 victory in the second game. (April 11, 2012, Page 8)