Seth Smith went 2-for-3 on opening day for the Athletics against the Mariners.
April 2, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – With the 2013 Major League Baseball season underway on Monday, four former Ole Miss baseball players started the season on the opening day rosters and three of them saw action with one waiting to make his debut Wednesday.
Chris Coghlan (Miami Marlins), Zack Cozart (Cincinnati Reds) and Seth Smith (Oakland A’s) all took the field on Monday in opening day for their respective organizations, while Lance Lynn (St. Louis Cardinals) is slated to take the mound in his first start of the season on Wednesday.
Waiting in the wings to join the quartet with the big league clubs are Drew Pomeranz (Colorado Rockies) and Alex Presley (Pittsburgh Pirates). Both players are no the 40-man rosters for their respective organizations and are expected to be called up after playing with the Major League organizations a year ago.
Coghlan is in his fifth season in the Major Leagues, all of them with the Marlins, and started his career off with a bang after being named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2009. The Marlins dropped an opening-day contest with the Washington Nationals on Monday, and will take the field for game two of the series on Wednesday at 6:05 pm. CT.
Cozart is in his third season in the Major Leagues, all of them with the Reds, and is coming off a solid 2012 campaign. Last season, the shortstop hit 15 home runs with 35 RBI and 72 runs scored. The Reds dropped the opening-day contest with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but will play game two of the series at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Smith is in his seventh season in the Major Leagues, his second with the Oakland Athletics, and had a productive opening day for the A’s as the designated hitter. The former Rebel, who was drafted in 2004, went 2-for-3 at the plate and accounted for two of his team’s three hits on the afternoon in a series-opening loss to the Seattle Mariners. Smith and the A’s will take the field for game two of the series at 9:05 p.m. CT on Tuesday.
Lynn makes his first start of the season for the Cardinals on Wednesday when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks at 8:40 p.m. CT. The right-hander is in his third season with the Cardinals after helping the squad claim the 2011 World Series in his first year of competition with the organization. Last season, Lynn posted an 18-7 record with 180 strikeouts and 64 walks with a 3.78 ERA through 176.0 innings of work.
Check back with OleMissSports.com each week throughout the season for updates on how your favorite former Rebel baseball players are doing in the Major Leagues.
Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games. Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more
Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more
Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more
With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more
While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more
In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more
Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more
Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more
Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more