No. 24 Rebels Host UCF In Weekend Series

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 27, 2014

Game Notes vs. UCF Get Acrobat Reader

#24 Ole Miss (8-1) vs. UCF (6-2)

Date: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Surface: Grass
Series: First Meeting
    In Oxford: First Meeting
Radio: Ole Miss Baseball Network
Television: None
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: www.WatchRebelVision.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissBSB

QUICK HITS
• Ole Miss enters the weekend after taking two come-from-behind wins over ULM on Tuesday and
  Wednesday night.
• Junior RHP Chris Ellis pitched a complete-game shutout of the Panthers on Friday, his first career
  complete game.
• The Rebel pitching staff has turned in three shutouts through nine games this season with a 1.67 staff
  ERA.
• Ole Miss has gotten stellar outings from its weekend starters, including four games with only two
  combined runs.
Sikes Orvis has surged to the top of the offense, hitting at a .387 clip through the first nine games
  this season.
• The Rebels are 18-for-23 in steal attempts through nine games, outpacing last year's 13-for-16 start
  through nine.
• Ole Miss has sent 15 pitchers to the mound this season, including five newcomers (three freshmen,
  two transfers).
• Nine Rebels who are regulars in the starting lineup are hitting above the .333 mark on the year.
• The Rebel pitching staff has held foes to a .174 batting average against and surrender under two runs
  per game.

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
FRIDAY, 6:30 PM
UCF - Eric Skoglund, Jr., LHP
Ole Miss - Chris Ellis, Jr., RHP
NOTING ELLIS:
• Ellis makes his third Friday night start of his career when he takes the mound against UCF on Friday.
• The RHP is coming off a complete-game shutout of Georgia State last weekend, the first of his career.
• Ellis now hastwo shutouts in his first two starts of the season and holds a .180 batting avg. against.
• The junior has two walks and eight strikeouts through 15.0 innings of work this season.

SATURDAY 1:30 PM
UCF - Spencer Davis, Jr., RHP
Ole Miss - Christian Trent, So., LHP
NOTING TRENT:
• Trent makes his third Saturday start of the season when he takes the mound vs. UCF this weekend.
• The LHP has not allowed a walk through two starts and 13.0 innings of work in the 2014 season.
• Trent has allowed only two runs in his first two starts, picking up wins over Stetson and Georgia State.
• The sophomore holds a .140 batting average against  and holds 12 strikeouts in his two starts.

SUNDAY, 12:00 PM
UCF - TBA
Ole Miss - Sam Smith, Jr., RHP
NOTING SMITH:
• Smith continues to anchor the final spot in the weekend rotation for the Rebels in his junior season.
• The right-hander has allowed three runs in two starts while working 10.1 innings in those outings.
• Smith has only taken one loss in his last 18 starts for the Rebels across the last two seasons.
• Made 14 of his 15 starts as the third part of the weekend rotation last year as a sophomore.

REBELS vs. UCF
Ole Miss and UCF will meet on the diamond for the first time in program history this weekend.

A LOOK AT UCF
The Knights enter the weekend with a 6-2 record and a midweek win over Jacksonville State Tuesday.
• UCF is hitting at a .272 clip on the season with four home runs and 43 RBI through eight games.
• Starting CF Derrick Salberg leads the way with a .382 average, 10 runs scored and four RBI.
• As a staff, UCF holds a 3.91 ERA with 40 walks, 54 strikeouts and a .243 opponent batting average.
• Friday starter Skoglund holds a 1-0 record with a 1.93 ERA with five walks and nine strikeouts.
• Saturday starter Davis holds a 2-0 record with a 1.54 ERA, four walks and eight strikeouts.

MULTIPLE-HIT, MULTIPLE-RBI GAMES
Will Allen and Auston Bousfield have paced the Rebel offense through the early part of the season, leading the squad in both multiple-hit games and multiple-RBI games. The duo both have five multiple-hit games on the year, while Allen has tallied three multiple-RBI games and Bousfield has added two multiple-RBI games.

HIT STREAKS ON THE LINE
The Rebels have several players with active hit streaks of more than two games heading into the weekend with UCF, the longest held by junior Braxton Lee with a seven-game hit streak. Colby Bortles (4), J.B. Woodman (4), Will Jamison (3), Auston Bousfield (2) and Sikes Orvis (2) also have hit safely in two straight games or more heading into the series.

REBELS BEST WHEN SCORING EARLY
Ole Miss has been best when scoring early this season, posting a 7-0 record when scoring first and a 4-1 mark when scoring in the first inning. The Rebels have also been proficient at the plate while starting pitching holds opponents down. Ole Miss is outscoring opponents 20-to-7 through the first four innings.

SECOND TIME THROUGH THE LINEUP EVEN DEADLIER
Ole Miss has been even more efficient the second time through the lineup this season. In the middle innings of games, the Rebels have outscored opponents at a rate of 20-to-2 that includes explosions of nine runs in both the fifth and sixth innings through nine games this season.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 22-28)

      Monday, September 29, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 22-28, 2014Football- No. 10 Ole Miss used a dominant defensive effort to put away Memphis 24-3 on Saturday, setting up one of the biggest games in recent history this coming Saturday against the Alabama... read more

    • PHOTOS: Week-Long Timeline of Powder Blues

      Monday, September 29, 2014 - Football

      1. Tuesday 9/23 at 4PM @CoachHughFreeze reveals the helmets to the @olemissfb team at team meeting. pic.twitter.com/8jpVCvny4p— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September 29, 2014 2. Wed 9/24 at 4PM @OleMissFB practice hidden indoors so that team practice in helmets for safety reasons. pic.twitter.com/vA0Oo6Ps7S— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House

      Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Athletics

      It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. I'll handle the bulk of the notes this week, but we also have some insight from Austin Miller here as well. Let's... read more

    • Upset Bid Falls Short Against No. 10 A&M

      Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Soccer

      Seeking its first win over a top-10 team since 2009, Ole Miss took a 1-0 lead but fell short to No. 10 Texas A&M, 2-1, Sunday afternoon. "I'm really happy with the team's performance," head coach Matt Mott said. "I'm... read more

    • Defense Honors Mullins with Dominant Effort

      Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Football

      Wearing the lighter blue helmets for the first time since 1994 to honor the late Chucky Mullins, the Ole Miss defense also honored his memory with perhaps the most dominant defensive performance of the Hugh Freeze Era. "Chucky would have... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Memphis Motivational

      Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Memphis: Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Memphis

      Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 10 Ole Miss faces Memphis Saturday. Battle of the Quarterbacks Ole Miss and Memphis have both gotten steady quarterback play, as both teams rank inside the top-15 nationally in scoring offense.  Senior quarterback Bo... read more

    • Rebels Rebound with Hard-Fought Draw

      Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Soccer

      Playing in their fourth overtime game of the season, the Ole Miss soccer team played Arkansas to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Thursday night.  The teams combined for 30 shots, including 13 on goal, but the game was characterized more... read more

    • 3 Things About Gameday - Ole Miss vs. Memphis

      Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Freeze Stresses Focus, Attention Ahead of Memphis

      Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' matchup with Memphis on Saturday (6:30 p.m. CT, Fox Sports Net). Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:21:20 mark. For... read more

    • Memphis Not Fazed by Big Stage

      Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Football

      Memphis is 2-1 heading into Saturday's matchup with wins over Austin Peay (63-0) and Middle Tennessee (36-17) and a 42-35 loss at No. 11 UCLA. The Tigers scored two early fourth-quarter touchdowns to tie the Bruins at 35-35 with 13:44... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 15-21)

      Monday, September 22, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 15-21, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss went 4-0 to capture the Rebel Classic and improve to 14-0 on the season.- Through four weeks of the season, the Rebels have equaled last year's win total (14-17).- Sophomore... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 21

      Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the fourth installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Rebels Finish Non-Conference on High Note

      Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Volleyball

      The Ole Miss Volleyball team remained undefeated at 14-0 and matched last year's win total with a 4-0 weekend at the Rebel Classic capped by wins over Lamar (3-0) and Jackson State (3-1) Saturday. The last three sets against Jackson... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 4

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 4 - ULL (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 2 and The Season: Ole Miss... read more