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July 3, 2012

The Ole Miss baseball squad has to replace their two best hitters from last year with first baseman Matt Snyder graduating and signing with the New York Yankees and second baseman Alex Yarbrough electing to start his professional career a year early.

The Ole Miss baseball squad has to replace their two best hitters from last year with first baseman Matt Snyder graduating and signing with the New York Yankees and second baseman Alex Yarbrough electing to start his professional career a year early.

It’s going to be tough to replace those guys, but Rebel signee Chase Nyman is up for the challenge. Nyman, a second baseman from Pascagoula High School, is ready to get his Ole Miss career underway.

June 4, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Ole Miss struggled a lot this season, and most of those struggles came from a lack of scoring runs. The Rebels answered those problems Friday and Saturday, with wins over TCU and Texas A&M, to advance to the Regional Championship of the College Station Regional.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Ole Miss struggled a lot this season, and most of those struggles came from a lack of scoring runs. The Rebels answered those problems Friday and Saturday, with wins over TCU and Texas A&M, to advance to the Regional Championship of the College Station Regional.

However, they went back to their old ways as TCU (40-20) came through the loser’s bracket to defeat the Rebels on Sunday and again on Monday night, by the score of 7-3, in front of a crowd of 3,579 at Blue Bell Park to end the Rebels’ season.

June 3, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No one really gave Ole Miss a shot of winning the College Station Regional before the weekend began. And that was to be expected considering they had lost six of their previous seven games.

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No one really gave Ole Miss a shot of winning the College Station Regional before the weekend began. And that was to be expected considering they had lost six of their previous seven games.

However, the Rebels (37-24) are in the driver’s seat of the Regional after defeating the No. 1 seed Texas A&M Aggies (43-17) 6-3 on Saturday night to advance to the Regional Championship in front of an announced crowd of 5.445 at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. 

May 3, 2012

After falling behind early, No. 24 Ole Miss used a nine-run fourth inning to propel the Rebels (30-16) to a 10-4 win against Murray State (21-25) Wednesday night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

 

After falling behind early, No. 24 Ole Miss used a nine-run fourth inning to propel the Rebels (30-16) to a 10-4 win against Murray State (21-25) Wednesday night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

“Not as you always draw it up, but a game that we needed,” head coach Mike Bianco said. “A game that we just won offensively. You’ve got to give them a lot of credit. They were just really swinging well. They’re a team that scores a lot of runs. Obviously, they can swing it.

May 3, 2012

No. 24 Ole Miss has dropped three of its last four Southeastern Conference series, all on the road, but that lone series win came at home where the Rebels are 21-6 this season. This weekend, Ole Miss (30-16, 10-11 SEC) will host No. 4 LSU (36-10, 14-7 SEC) from Oxford-University Field/Swayze Field to try improve its NCAA Regional hosting resume.

 

No. 24 Ole Miss has dropped three of its last four Southeastern Conference series, all on the road, but that lone series win came at home where the Rebels are 21-6 this season. This weekend, Ole Miss (30-16, 10-11 SEC) will host No. 4 LSU (36-10, 14-7 SEC) from Oxford-University Field/Swayze Field to try improve its NCAA Regional hosting resume.

April 29, 2012

 

SUNDAY: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, No. 18 OLE MISS 2

STARKVILLE – For the second week in a row, Ole Miss gave up four runs in the first that ultimately decided the outcome of the game as the No. 18 Rebels (28-16, 10-11 SEC) dropped the series for the second consecutive year to rival Mississippi State (27-17, 10-11 SEC) with a 4-2 loss in Sunday’s series finale.

 

SUNDAY: MISSISSIPPI STATE 4, No. 18 OLE MISS 2

STARKVILLE – For the second week in a row, Ole Miss gave up four runs in the first that ultimately decided the outcome of the game as the No. 18 Rebels (28-16, 10-11 SEC) dropped the series for the second consecutive year to rival Mississippi State (27-17, 10-11 SEC) with a 4-2 loss in Sunday’s series finale.

April 24, 2012

 

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It took Memphis seven innings to get their first hit of the game, but junior left-hander Michael Wills threw nearly a complete game to lead the Tigers (18-23) to a 4-2 win over No. 18 Ole Miss (27-14) at AutoZone Park in Memphis on Tuesday night.

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It took Memphis seven innings to get their first hit of the game, but junior left-hander Michael Wills threw nearly a complete game to lead the Tigers (18-23) to a 4-2 win over No. 18 Ole Miss (27-14) at AutoZone Park in Memphis on Tuesday night.

April 23, 2012

Hoping to keep the momentum from this past weekend’s series win over Arkansas, No. 18 Ole Miss (27-13) will face the Memphis Tigers (17-23) tonight at AutoZone Park in Memphis. 

 

Hoping to keep the momentum from this past weekend’s series win over Arkansas, No. 18 Ole Miss (27-13) will face the Memphis Tigers (17-23) tonight at AutoZone Park in Memphis. 

The Rebels defeated the Tigers 7-2 earlier this season in Oxford. In that matchup, Ole Miss used a five-run eighth inning to claim the victory. 

April 22, 2012

SUNDAY: No. 15 ARKANSAS 11, No. 22 OLE MISS 3

With their backs against the wall, No. 15 Arkansas (28-12, 9-9 SEC) came out swinging on their way to an 11-3 win over No. 22 Ole Miss (27-13, 9-9 SEC) in Sunday’s series finale to salvage a game before heading home.

SUNDAY: No. 15 ARKANSAS 11, No. 22 OLE MISS 3

With their backs against the wall, No. 15 Arkansas (28-12, 9-9 SEC) came out swinging on their way to an 11-3 win over No. 22 Ole Miss (27-13, 9-9 SEC) in Sunday’s series finale to salvage a game before heading home.

The Razorbacks put up four runs in the first inning and three more in the second to end freshman right-hander Sam Smith’s first career Southeastern Conference start in a hurry.

April 19, 2012

No. 22 Ole Miss (25-12, 7-8 SEC) will host the No. 15 Arkansas Razorbacks (27-10, 8-7 SEC) this weekend in a huge series to begin the second half of the Southeastern Conference schedule at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. First pitch tonight is set for 6:30 p.m.

 

No. 22 Ole Miss (25-12, 7-8 SEC) will host the No. 15 Arkansas Razorbacks (27-10, 8-7 SEC) this weekend in a huge series to begin the second half of the Southeastern Conference schedule at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. First pitch tonight is set for 6:30 p.m.

April 16, 2012

The Ole Miss baseball team (24-12), now ranked No. 22 in the nation, will try to get back on track following a series loss at Georgia over the weekend when they take on in-state foe Mississippi State (21-15) in the annual Governor’s Cup tonight at Trustmark Park in Pearl at 6:30 p.m. 

 

The Ole Miss baseball team (24-12), now ranked No. 22 in the nation, will try to get back on track following a series loss at Georgia over the weekend when they take on in-state foe Mississippi State (21-15) in the annual Governor’s Cup tonight at Trustmark Park in Pearl at 6:30 p.m. 

April 12, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The Rebels led for most of the game, but a six-run eighth inning from the Bulldogs put things out of reach as No. 18 Ole Miss (23-11, 6-7 SEC) fell to Georgia (21-13, 6-7 SEC) by a score of 8-4 in the series opener on Thursday.

 

ATHENS, Ga. – The Rebels led for most of the game, but a six-run eighth inning from the Bulldogs put things out of reach as No. 18 Ole Miss (23-11, 6-7 SEC) fell to Georgia (21-13, 6-7 SEC) by a score of 8-4 in the series opener on Thursday.

Ole Miss held a 4-2 lead heading into the eighth inning, but the Bulldogs put together a big rally to move into the lead for the first time on the night with the six-run inning on the way to the win.

April 11, 2012

Sitting in a tie for third place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division and two games behind the division-leading LSU Tigers, No. 18 Ole Miss (23-10, 6-6 SEC) looks to make up ground and improve its chances at hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend in a big series on the road at No. 28 Georgia (20-13, 5-7 SEC) that begins tonight with an ESPNU national broadcast.

 

Sitting in a tie for third place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division and two games behind the division-leading LSU Tigers, No. 18 Ole Miss (23-10, 6-6 SEC) looks to make up ground and improve its chances at hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend in a big series on the road at No. 28 Georgia (20-13, 5-7 SEC) that begins tonight with an ESPNU national broadcast.

April 10, 2012

Following a series loss on the road at No. 1 Kentucky, No. 18 Ole Miss (21-10, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) will look to get back on track as it takes on the Central Arkansas Bears (13-15, 7-8 Southland Conference) in a double-header beginning at 3 p.m. today at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Each game will be seven innings. 

 

Following a series loss on the road at No. 1 Kentucky, No. 18 Ole Miss (21-10, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) will look to get back on track as it takes on the Central Arkansas Bears (13-15, 7-8 Southland Conference) in a double-header beginning at 3 p.m. today at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Each game will be seven innings. 

April 10, 2012

 

GAME ONE: No. 18 Ole Miss 2, Central Arkansas 1

No. 18 Ole Miss (22-10) took the first of two seven-inning contests 2-1 against the Central Arkansas Bears (13-16) Tuesday from Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

GAME TWO: No. 18 OLE MISS 4, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 0

After giving up a run in the first game of the double-header, No. 18 Ole Miss (23-10) did one better as they shutout Central Arkansas (13-17) 4-0 to complete the sweep of the midweek series.

 

GAME ONE: No. 18 Ole Miss 2, Central Arkansas 1

No. 18 Ole Miss (22-10) took the first of two seven-inning contests 2-1 against the Central Arkansas Bears (13-16) Tuesday from Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

April 4, 2012

Usually when you talk about facing a top-ranked Kentucky team, you’re talking about a basketball game. However, this weekend the 10th-ranked Ole Miss baseball team, which just took two of three games from the top-ranked Florida Gators, will head to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked as high as No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball, for a three-game series.

Usually when you talk about facing a top-ranked Kentucky team, you’re talking about a basketball game. However, this weekend the 10th-ranked Ole Miss baseball team, which just took two of three games from the top-ranked Florida Gators, will head to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked as high as No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball, for a three-game series.

April 2, 2012

Coming off a huge series win over top-ranked Florida, No. 10 Ole Miss (20-8, 5-4 SEC) will head to Trustmark Park in Pearl in hopes of getting revenge against in-state foe Southern Miss (16-12, 3-3 C-USA) tonight at 6:30 p.m.

 

Coming off a huge series win over top-ranked Florida, No. 10 Ole Miss (20-8, 5-4 SEC) will head to Trustmark Park in Pearl in hopes of getting revenge against in-state foe Southern Miss (16-12, 3-3 C-USA) tonight at 6:30 p.m.

The Golden Eagles dominated the Rebels two weeks ago in Oxford in a 10-0 shutout, so the Rebels know they have to put last weekend behind them and move forward.

April 1, 2012

Sunday’s bottom of the ninth started at 3:41 p.m. Because of travel rules, no inning could start after 3:45 p.m. No. 16 Ole Miss was tied 6-6 with No. 1 Florida in the rubber game of the series. Sophomore catcher Will Allen singled to right-center with one out, and none other than sophomore right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl, who pitched masterfully in Friday night’s win, came out of the dugout to pinch run for Allen.

 

Sunday’s bottom of the ninth started at 3:41 p.m. Because of travel rules, no inning could start after 3:45 p.m. No. 16 Ole Miss was tied 6-6 with No. 1 Florida in the rubber game of the series. Sophomore catcher Will Allen singled to right-center with one out, and none other than sophomore right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl, who pitched masterfully in Friday night’s win, came out of the dugout to pinch run for Allen.

March 29, 2012

If No. 16 Ole Miss (18-7, 3-3 SEC) thought its first two weekends of Southeastern Conference action was tough, it’ll think this weekend is nearly impossible as the Florida Gators (23-2, 5-1 SEC), who are ranked No. 1 in the nation, come in to town for a three-game series starting tonight at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

If No. 16 Ole Miss (18-7, 3-3 SEC) thought its first two weekends of Southeastern Conference action was tough, it’ll think this weekend is nearly impossible as the Florida Gators (23-2, 5-1 SEC), who are ranked No. 1 in the nation, come in to town for a three-game series starting tonight at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

March 28, 2012

Ole Miss outclassed Jackson State from the very first pitch last night as the No. 16 Diamond Rebels (18-7, 3-3 SEC) slugged their way to a 12-0 win against the Tigers (16-7).

Ole Miss outclassed Jackson State from the very first pitch last night as the No. 16 Diamond Rebels (18-7, 3-3 SEC) slugged their way to a 12-0 win against the Tigers (16-7).

The Rebels jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning, and it all started with two outs. Junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough doubled before senior first baseman Matt Snyder drove him home. Then a walk set up a three-run home run from senior designated hitter Zach Kirksey, his ninth of the season.

March 20, 2012

The No. 17 Ole Miss baseball team (15-6) continued their offensive and defensive struggles as Southern Miss (12-9) shut out the Rebels 10-0 last night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The Rebels were out-hit 17-3 and committed three errors, as the team’s losing streak stretches to three games.

 

The No. 17 Ole Miss baseball team (15-6) continued their offensive and defensive struggles as Southern Miss (12-9) shut out the Rebels 10-0 last night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The Rebels were out-hit 17-3 and committed three errors, as the team’s losing streak stretches to three games.

March 7, 2012

 

The No. 14 Ole Miss baseball team (10-2) scored in every inning except the fourth and included a trio of home runs to propel them to a 20-4 win against the UT-Martin Skyhawks (3-10) last night.

“This was just a really good night for us offensively,” head coach Mike Bianco said. “I thought, besides Zach, who has been tremendous and continues to swing a very hot bat, several guys had some good at bats tonight.”

 

The No. 14 Ole Miss baseball team (10-2) scored in every inning except the fourth and included a trio of home runs to propel them to a 20-4 win against the UT-Martin Skyhawks (3-10) last night.

“This was just a really good night for us offensively,” head coach Mike Bianco said. “I thought, besides Zach, who has been tremendous and continues to swing a very hot bat, several guys had some good at bats tonight.”

March 4, 2012

 

SUNDAY: NO. 16 OLE MISS 2, MIAMI (OHIO) 1

After Friday night’s game had the look of a Sunday game with 17 combined runs, Sunday’s game looked more like a Friday night game as Ole Miss (9-2) clinched the weekend series against Miami (Ohio) (4-5) with a 2-1 win.

 

SUNDAY: NO. 16 OLE MISS 2, MIAMI (OHIO) 1

After Friday night’s game had the look of a Sunday game with 17 combined runs, Sunday’s game looked more like a Friday night game as Ole Miss (9-2) clinched the weekend series against Miami (Ohio) (4-5) with a 2-1 win.

February 26, 2012

 

SUNDAY: OLE MISS 10 UNC-Wilmington 5

No. 20 Ole Miss (5-1) pounded out 16 hits and rallied from being down 5-4 to complete the series sweep Sunday with a 10-5 win against UNC Wilmington (2-5).

 

SUNDAY: OLE MISS 10 UNC-Wilmington 5

No. 20 Ole Miss (5-1) pounded out 16 hits and rallied from being down 5-4 to complete the series sweep Sunday with a 10-5 win against UNC Wilmington (2-5).

“I thought we played much better today,” head coach Mike Bianco said. “It was a much better offensive day — a lot more quality at bats. Even though we scored four early and then there was a couple zeros up, I thought today we had much better at bats with runners in scoring position.”