Chris Ellis was one of 21 players named as a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday.
May 27, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – Junior right-hander Chris Ellis continued to garner national attention for his 2014 campaign when he was named as one of 21 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the top collegiate player by USA Baseball.
GoldenSpikesAward.com -- powered by MLB Advanced Media -- will once again be the online home for the award. The website features content devoted exclusively to the GSA, including news, voting history, past winner photo galleries, and photographs and biographical information for the 2014 semifinalists. Fans can follow online at GoldenSpikesAward.com as the list of 21 players is narrowed to a group of finalists on Tuesday, June 3.
Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award with fan voting officially opening with the announcement of the semifinalists. Fans can go to GoldenSpikesAward.com and vote for three players on the list as their choices for the award. Voting will remain open through Friday, May 30.
Ellis, who started every weekend as the Friday night pitcher in the Ole Miss rotation, was one of only two pitchers in the rugged Southeastern Conference to finish the regular season undefeated after starting all 14 weeks of play. He suffered his first loss in the SEC Tournament, taking the decision in a 2-1 loss to No. 20 Arkansas.
The right-hander holds a 9-1 record on the season with a 2.17 ERA through 15 starts and 95.1 innings of work. He tossed his first complete-game of his career with a win over Georgia State in the second week of competition and helped the Rebels win 11-of-14 series played. Ole Miss swept six of those series, while posting series wins in seven weekends in SEC play – sweeping three of them.
In his decisions, Ellis picked up wins over Stetson, Georgia State, at No. 1 South Carolina, Missouri, at No. 13 Mississippi State, at No. 17 Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia and at Texas A&M.
Ellis combined for a shutout of Stetson to open the season and did not allow an earned run through five of his first six starts. His first earned run allowed came at No. 1 South Carolina to open SEC competition in the fifth week of the season. In eight of his 15 starts, Ellis has allowed one earned runs or less. He has allowed two earned runs or less in 12-of-15 starts this season.
Ole Miss will take the field to open NCAA Regional play on Friday, May 20, with Ellis making his 16th start of the season at 7 p.m. against Jacksonville State at Swayze Field.
Vanderbilt played three different quarterbacks in a 37-7 season-opening loss to Temple, with sophomore Patton Robinette getting the start and graduate student Stephen Rivers earning the majority of the playing time, as he completed 12-of-25 passes for 186 yards to... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewAug. 25-31, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss opened the 2014 season with a 35-13 win over Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.- The Rebels led 7-6 entering the fourth quarter... read more
The SEC Storied documentary "It's Time," centered on the the inspirational friendship between former Vanderbilt football player Brad Gaines and former Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, will premiere on Tuesday on the Vanderbilt campus and will debut on... read more
This is a new concept we've created for the Ole Miss Sports Blog that we're calling Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations... read more
The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more
ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season. Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more
ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more
Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more
Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more
For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships. For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more
ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense. And... read more
After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more