As the Lady Rebels prepare to host the 2011 Southeastern Conference Softball Championships May 12-14, the Ole Miss Athletics Department announced renovations to the Ole Miss Softball Complex and ticket packages for the three-day tournament.
This will mark the first time Ole Miss has hosted the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, which began in 1997. Arkansas served as host of last year’s tournament, while Alabama claimed the championship. Over the past decade, Ole Miss has hosted SEC Championships in cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, soccer, track and field and women’s golf. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)
Ole Miss fans are used to reading in newspapers about an Overbeck hitting home runs, but on Wednesday, it was different Overbeck that will be stealing the headlines.
Cali Overbeck, younger sister of former Ole Miss baseball slugger Cody, helped lead the Ole Miss softball team to a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex, defeating Alcorn State 9-0 and 9-1 in two run-ruled games. (April 1, 2010, Page 6)
Brittany Barnhill has been a jack of all trades for the Ole Miss softball team this season. Since transferring from the University of Texas prior to the 2010 season, Barnhill has been a big reason the Rebels have an 18-13 overall record. (March 25, 2010, Page 7)
It didn’t end like they would have liked it to, but this weekend the Ole Miss softball team earned its first series win over Mississippi State since 2007. Although the Lady Rebels lost Sunday’s game 11-5, they took both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, 6-4 and 9-2. (March 22, 2010, Page 9)
OLE MISS SOFTBALL — After gaining a large 6-1 lead, the Ole Miss softball team ended up having to scrap for its 7-6 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears at the Ole Miss Softball Complex on Wednesday. Transfer Brittany Barnhill tallied the game-winning double, scoring Lauren Grill from second in the bottom of the sixth. (March 4, 2010, Page 6)
Haley Hines, a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday at the start of the Red & Blue Classic. Hines was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of cancerous brain tumor, in Sept. 2009 and moved to Memphis with her family from Florida to receive treatment. (March 1, 2010, Page 10)