Date: April 2, 2014 Location: Oxford, Miss. Venue: Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field Capacity: 10,323 Surface: Grass Series: Ole Miss leads 3-0 Last Meeting: UM won 7-2 in 2013 Radio: Ole Miss Baseball Network Television: None Live Stats: OleMissSports.com Live Video: www.WatchRebelVision.com Twitter Updates: @OleMissBSB
QUICK HITS Ole Miss found itself in the top 25 of the national rankings for the sixth consecutive week, topping out at No. 16. The Rebels are fourth in the SEC in batting (.298), second in home runs (20) and fifth in scoring (170 runs). Ole Miss is sixth in ERA as a staff (2.42) and is third in the conference in wins with 21 though seven weeks of play. Three Rebels rank in the top five in the SEC in hits: Bousfield (2nd - 41), Anderson (T4th - 40) and Allen (6th - 39). Anderson ranks in the top 10 in the SEC in average (5th), on base percentage (4th), runs (6th) and hits (T4th). Will Allen is tied for the league lead in RBI (33) and is tied for sixth in the league in home runs (4) this season. Sikes Orvis is second in the SEC in home runs (6) and has produced nine of his 17 RBI from home runs. Christian Trent ranks ninth in the SEC in strikeouts (39) while Josh Laxer is tied for ninth in saves (3). Ole Miss is now 8-3 in one-run games this season and has posted nine come-from-behind wins to date.
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS WEDNESDAY, 11:00 AM UAPB - Kyle Schwartz, Sr., RHP OLE MISS - Evan Anderson, Fr., LHP NOTING ANDERSON: Anderson makes his second start for the Rebels, his other coming at SELA in game two of the series. The LHP has made four relief appearances, working 7.2 IP with three walks and seven strikeouts. In his start at SELA, the southpaw worked 3.0 IP with no hits and three strikeouts with no decision. Anderson holds a 1.17 ERA through his five appearances with a .120 opponent batting average.
A LOOK AT UAPB The Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff enter the midweek game with an overall record of 8-19 and are coming off a series loss at home against Texas Southern in which the Lions won the first game, but missed out on the series win with losses in game two and three. The Lions are batting at a .222 clip this season with four home runs and 95 RBI on 106 runs scored. Isias Alcantar leads the offense with a .293 average, two home runs and 18 RBI this season. The UAPB staff holds a 5.87 ERA with 82 walks, 148 strikeouts and .294 opposing batting average. RHP Kyle Schwartz is 2-3 on the year with a 5.52 ERA in eight starts, 11 walks and 29 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting at a .283 clip against Schwartz with 27 earned runs through 44.0 innings.
REBELS vs. UAPB The Rebels and Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff have faced each other three times on the baseball diamond with Ole Miss holding a 3-0 lead in the all-time series with all the games in the Bianco era. The two teams first met in the 2009 season with the Rebels claiming a 22-2 win over the Lions. The second meeting came in the 2010 season with the Rebels picking up a 17-1 win over UAPB. Last season, Ole Miss defeated the UAPB Lions by a score of 7-2 at O-U Stadium.
THROUGH 29 GAMES IN 2013 Through 29 games a year ago, the Rebels had posted a 23-6 record and were coming off a series loss at Florida over the weekend. Ole Miss was hitting at a .286 clip with 10 home runs and 156 RBI, while going 30-of-47 in steal attempts. The Rebel pitching staff was holding to a 2.77 ERA and a .238 opponent's batting average. Pitchers had allowed 95 walks with 221 strikeouts in 260.0 innings.
REBELS ON MLB OPENING DAY: Ole Miss continued to have a presence in the Major League ranks that say among the most of any in the SEC. Ole Miss had six players on active rosters on 2014 Opening Day, including: Aaron Barrett (Washington), Zack Cozart (Cincinnati), Lance Lynn (St. Louis), Drew Pomeranz (Oakland), Alex Presley (Houston) and Seth Smith (San Diego).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 - 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