Rebels Drop Opening Game Ahead of Saturday Doubleheader
• 2018 MLB Draft Selection (1st Round, 22nd Overall - Colorado Rockies) • 2018 NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team • 2018 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll • 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 19) • 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team • 2017 SEC Freshman of the Week (4/22) • 2017 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball) • 2016 MLB Draft Selection (37th Round - San Diego Padres)
2018 (Sophomore): Selected 22nd overall in first round of 2018 MLB Draft by Colorado Rockies ... Named to 2018 NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team ... Became third player in Ole Miss history with 10-plus wins and 100-plus strikeouts ... Held top spot in Ole Miss weekend rotation, making 16 starts and one relief appearance ... Went 10-4 with 3.70 ERA over 97.1 innings ... Gave up 50 runs, 40 earned on 88 hits and 45 walks ... Struck out 120, tying for the sixth-most in program history ... Struck out 12 in five innings, allowing just one hit in season debut against Winthrop to earn SEC Pitcher of the Week honors (2/16) ... Allowed one run on three hits and two walks, striking out nine in five innings against Tulane (2/23) ... Gave up just two runs on six hits, striking out eight in seven innings against Eastern Illinois (3/9) ... Went 7.0 innings, allowing one run on six hits and two walks, striking out nine to beat Mississippi State (4/7) ... Fanned eight, allowed two runs in 5.2 innings to win at Vanderbilt (4/13) ... Allowed two runs in 7.0 innings in no-decision victory over Georgia ... Yielded three runs on six hits and one walk in 14-3 win over LSU (4/26) ... Allowed two earned runs in victory over Auburn to spark a three-game sweep (5/10) ... Gave up just two hits in 6.0 innings, striking out eight in 3-2 win at Alabama (5/17) ... Was brilliant in only relief appearance of the season, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out three in 2.0 innings in SEC Tournament Championship win over LSU (5/27) ... Struck out a career-high 13, allowing just two runs on four hits in NCAA Oxford Regional opener against Saint Louis (6/2).
2017 (Freshman): Earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball … Named to the SEC All-Freshman team by the conference’s coaches … Made 19 appearances, including 10 starts, the most by an Ole Miss freshman pitcher … Allowed the third-fewest runs (23) among stat-eligible (1.0 inning/game) SEC pitchers … Ranked 13th in the SEC with a 3.06 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record … His six victories tied for the most on the team … Struck out 64 over 61.2 innings … Started in the bullpen before earning a spot in the rotation for the final eight weekends of the season … Tied a career high with 6.0 innings of work, giving up only one run on four hits and a walk to win at No. 10 Arkansas (4/28) ... Bumped up one day in the rotation and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out a career-high nine to collect a win over Missouri and collect SEC Freshman of the Week honors (4/22) ... Earned his first SEC win, tossing 5.2 innings with seven strikeouts versus Alabama (4/9) ... Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings and added seven strikeouts to earn a victory over Nicholls (3/14) ... Made his first career start, pitching 5.0 innings and adding five strikeouts in a win over Georgia State (3/7) ... Pitched 2.2 innings in relief with six strikeouts against No. 10 Texas Tech (3/4) ... Versus No. 6 East Carolina, struck out the first hitter he faced and earned the win in his Rebel debut (2/19).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the University School of Jackson where he lettered four years and was coached by Jack Peel … Drafted in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 51 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 76 prospect by MLB.com … Tabbed as the best player out of the state of Tennessee as well as the No. 51 player in the country … Earned 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-America and Southeast All-Region first team honors … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Won a gold medal at the 18-and-under World Cup as a member of Team USA … Named the top prep prospect from the state of Tennessee (MLB.com) … Collected Baseball America second team All-America accolades after going 9-0 with a 0.12 ERA … As a senior, recorded 108 strikeouts in 58.0 innings to earn USA TODAY’s Mr. Baseball in the state of Tennessee, also earning first team All-USA honors … All-state, all-region and all-district honoree in 2016 … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … Tabbed as pitcher of the year by the Jackson Sun … Posted a 0.72 ERA with 104 strikeouts as a junior, collecting Perfect Game Underclass All-America high honorable mention accolades … Earned one letter in football.
PERSONAL: Son of Gary and Carol Ann Rolison … Born: July 11, 1997 … Has one brother, Austin … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.
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