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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. 

June 3, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In their previous two games, TCU had scored a combined 38 runs. They used that confidence as they came away with a 5-2 win over Ole Miss (37-25) on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 3.425 at Blue Bell Park to force a win or go home contest on Monday.

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In their previous two games, TCU had scored a combined 38 runs. They used that confidence as they came away with a 5-2 win over Ole Miss (37-25) on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 3.425 at Blue Bell Park to force a win or go home contest on Monday.

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 26, 2012

The past couple of seasons it seems Mississippi State has had Ole Miss’ number in just about every sport. However, this weekend presents an opportunity to reverse that trend as the No. 18 Rebels (27-14, 9-9 SEC) travel to Starkville to take on the Bulldogs (25-16, 8-10 SEC) in a pivotal Souteastern Conference matchup. 

 

The past couple of seasons it seems Mississippi State has had Ole Miss’ number in just about every sport. However, this weekend presents an opportunity to reverse that trend as the No. 18 Rebels (27-14, 9-9 SEC) travel to Starkville to take on the Bulldogs (25-16, 8-10 SEC) in a pivotal Souteastern Conference matchup. 

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 17, 2012

Despite an ad on the scoreboard that read “Hail Braves! This is our State,” No. 22 Ole Miss took the Governor’s Cup trophy home defeating rival Mississippi State 6-3 in front of an announced crowd of 5,533 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

 

Despite an ad on the scoreboard that read “Hail Braves! This is our State,” No. 22 Ole Miss took the Governor’s Cup trophy home defeating rival Mississippi State 6-3 in front of an announced crowd of 5,533 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

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 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 9, 2012

Ole Miss hitting coach Cliff Godwin was hired for two main reasons: he’s a proven recruiter and he’s a proven hitting coach. The early assessment is that he’s done a remarkably good job.

 

Ole Miss hitting coach Cliff Godwin was hired for two main reasons: he’s a proven recruiter and he’s a proven hitting coach. The early assessment is that he’s done a remarkably good job.

He and fellow assistant Carl Lafferty are a dominant duo on the recruiting trail as next year’s class has the potential to be better than last year’s, which ranked third best in the country, but the most glaring thing is the improvement at the plate.

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 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 25, 2012

 

SUNDAY: NO. 17 OLE MISS 8, ALABAMA 4

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Down one run with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, Zach Kirksey came up with a sac fly to the wall in center field that drove in two runs as part of a four-run rally to help No. 17 Ole Miss (17-7, 3-3 SEC) defeat Alabama (9-15, 1-5 SEC) on Sunday by a score of 8-4.

 

SUNDAY: NO. 17 OLE MISS 8, ALABAMA 4

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Down one run with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, Zach Kirksey came up with a sac fly to the wall in center field that drove in two runs as part of a four-run rally to help No. 17 Ole Miss (17-7, 3-3 SEC) defeat Alabama (9-15, 1-5 SEC) on Sunday by a score of 8-4.

March 18, 2012

 

SUNDAY: AUBURN 3, NO. 12 OLE MISS 2

There were two outs with nobody on base in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday and No. 12 Ole Miss (15-5, 1-2 SEC) was leading Auburn (12-8, 2-1 SEC) 2-1 in the rubber match of the three-game series. Sophomore right-hander Mike Mayers was one out away from recording a complete game win, but then things fell apart for the Rebels.

 

SUNDAY: AUBURN 3, NO. 12 OLE MISS 2

There were two outs with nobody on base in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday and No. 12 Ole Miss (15-5, 1-2 SEC) was leading Auburn (12-8, 2-1 SEC) 2-1 in the rubber match of the three-game series. Sophomore right-hander Mike Mayers was one out away from recording a complete game win, but then things fell apart for the Rebels.

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.”

February 29, 2012

In what was a pitcher’s duel for most of the game, No. 16 Ole Miss (6-1) changed it into a blowout with a six-hit, five-run eighth inning on the way to a 7-2 win against the Memphis Tigers (3-4) Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

 

In what was a pitcher’s duel for most of the game, No. 16 Ole Miss (6-1) changed it into a blowout with a six-hit, five-run eighth inning on the way to a 7-2 win against the Memphis Tigers (3-4) Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

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.”

February 22, 2012

Senior designated hitter Zach Kirksey led the eight-run, 11-hit barrage with a three-run home run in the fourth to lift the No. 20 Ole Miss baseball team to an 8-1 win against Arkansas State in its home opener yesterday at Swayze Field/Oxford-University Stadium. 

 

Senior designated hitter Zach Kirksey led the eight-run, 11-hit barrage with a three-run home run in the fourth to lift the No. 20 Ole Miss baseball team to an 8-1 win against Arkansas State in its home opener yesterday at Swayze Field/Oxford-University Stadium. 

The Rebels (2-1) used five pitchers, including four freshmen, and limited the Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-3) to just one run on five hits.

February 17, 2012

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

But what is more amazing than that is how he did it. Snyder dislocated his shoulder early that season, which caused him problems throughout, and he missed 21 games. Despite the injury, Snyder still managed to hit .347, including 12 home runs and 40 RBI. 

February 13, 2012

On Monday, Ole Miss baseball head coach Mike Bianco sat down with the media to discuss this year’s squad as they head into their first weekend series on Friday when they travel to TCU. The Daily Mississippian’s baseball beat writer David Collier covered the event. Here are the highlights of what Bianco had to say:

On the offense:

“Offensively, I don’t know if we’ve ever been more ready to start a season than we are now. It’s been a great three weeks watching those guys hit. They’ve made it really hard on our pitching staff. Sometimes you wonder, do we hit that good or do we pitch that bad? But this year, I think there’s no doubt this year that with all the returners that (the offense is really improved).”

February 7, 2012

Last season was a rather dismal one for the Ole Miss baseball team. 

Yes, they were five outs away from winning the SEC West, but they didn’t. They only won 30 games, including just 13 conference wins, and missed out on the SEC and NCAA Tournaments for the first time since 2003.

In other words, last year’s squad did not live up to the kind of expectations head coach Mike Bianco has instilled in his program since he was named head coach prior to the 2001 season.

Last season was a rather dismal one for the Ole Miss baseball team. 

Yes, they were five outs away from winning the SEC West, but they didn’t. They only won 30 games, including just 13 conference wins, and missed out on the SEC and NCAA Tournaments for the first time since 2003.

In other words, last year’s squad did not live up to the kind of expectations head coach Mike Bianco has instilled in his program since he was named head coach prior to the 2001 season.