Rebels Travel To Face Arkansas State Tuesday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Josh Laxer will make his seventh start of the season on Tuesday night at Arkansas State.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Josh Laxer will make his seventh start of the season on Tuesday night at Arkansas State.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

April 22, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – Fresh off a series sweep of Southeastern Conference foe Tennessee over this past weekend, No. 16 Ole Miss (29-12) will close out a six-game road swing on Tuesday night with a contest at Arkansas State (22-18).

The Rebels will send sophomore right-hander Josh Laxer to the mound to take on the Red Wolves on Tuesday night. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on the Ole Miss Radio Network.

Laxer (2-0) will be making his seventh start of the season for the Rebels on Tuesday night. The right-hander has taken no decision in his last three starts, working 4.2 innings in each outing. He has taken four no decisions and posted two wins in his six starts to date.

In his last start against Arkansas State earlier this season, Laxer allowed two runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts through 4.2 innings of work. The Rebels won the game 10-4 with Austin Anderson and Sikes Orvis leading the way at the plate. Anderson went 2-for-4 in the game with three RBI and a run scored, while Orvis went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.

Ole Miss posted a five-run seventh inning in the game on the way to the win.

Arkansas State enters the midweek contest coming off a series win at Louisiana-Monroe over the weekend, taking the first two games of the series before falling in the finale.

The Red Wolves are led at the plate by Ryan Emery who is batting at a .321 clip and has started all 40 games in which he has played. Emery leads the team with 25 RBI and has scored 26 runs on the year. Three Red Wolves have posted three home runs on the season to power the Arkansas State offense.

Right-hander David Owen is slated to start for the Red Wolves. The freshman has five appearances on the season and will be making his first start against when he takes the mound against the Rebels on Tuesday. Owen holds a 1-0 record with a 9.00 ERA. He has allowed six runs on seven hits with six walks and seven strikeouts through 6.0 innings of work on the season. Opponents are hitting at a .304 clip against the right-hander.

The Rebels will then have a day between games before returning home to host No. 24 Kentucky in a three-game series that will begin on Thursday. The series opener will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.


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