Rebels Open Super Regional Play Saturday Night



June 4, 2014

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#6 Ole Miss (44-18) at #1 Louisiana-Lafayette (57-8)
NCAA Super Regional

Date: June 7-9, 2014
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Venue: M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field
Capacity: 3,755
Surface: Turf
Ole Miss’ NCAA Tournament Record: 48-39
Radio: Ole Miss Baseball Network
Television: ESPN2
Announcers: Tom Hart & Ben McDonald
Live Stats:
Live Video:
Twitter Updates: @OleMissBSB

• Ole Miss found itself in the top 25 of the national rankings for the 14TH consecutive week, topping out
  at No. 6.
• The Rebels are tops in the SEC in batting (.304), fourth in home runs (39) and third in scoring (376
• Ole Miss’ weekend rotation holds a 2.60 ERA with 83 earned runs allowed in 287.0 innings pitched this
• Three Rebels rank in the top six in the SEC in hits: Bousfield (1st - 91), Allen (2nd - 87) and
  Anderson (T6th - 81).
Will Allen is third in the SEC in average (.351), second in hits (87) and RBI (59); he is ninth in home r
  runs (7).
• Allen is a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award and a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award as 2014
  breakout player.
Austin Anderson has been tabbed a Louisville Slugger All-America, while J.B. Woodman is a Freshman
Sikes Orvis is second in the SEC in home runs (12) while Braxton Lee leads the league in steals this
  season (30).
• Seniors Will Allen and Austin Anderson were both named semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy by
  the NCBWA.

OLE MISS - Chris Ellis, Jr., RHP
• Ellis was named one of 21 semifinalists, and three players from the SEC, for the Golden Spikes Award.
• The RHP has 10 quality starts on the year, including two shutouts and two complete-games.
• Ellis holds a 2.16 ERA this season and has allowed one earned run or less in eight of his starts.
• The junior has allowed 31 walks with 62 strikeouts and holds opponents to a .262 batting average.
• Ellis is 10-1 on the season and would tie the school record for wins in a season with one more win.

Ole Miss found itself in an unusual position entering the season when the Rebels were picked to finish sixth in the SEC Western Division in a vote of the league’s coaches prior to the start of the season. At the end of the regular season, the Rebels have defied the prognosticators and finished in first place in the division to claim the program’s third SEC Western Division title in the Mike Bianco era and the overall No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament as the second place team in the league.

The Rebels have played in 19 NCAA Tournaments in the history of the program totalling 87 games played in the annual event at this point in the NCAA Tournament. After last weekend’s NCAA Regional, the Rebels have posted a 48-39 record in NCAA Tournament play.
• Ole Miss advanced to the College World Series in its first four tries (1956, 1964, 1969 and 1972).
• The Rebels have advanced to at least the Regional Championship in 7 of the last 9 appearances.
• Ole Miss has advanced to a Super Regional in five of NCAA Tournaments, hosting three of them.
• The Rebels hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in the 2004 season and six times total.

The Rebels and Ragin’ Cajuns have faced off only three times in the history of the two programs with the first time coming in the 1968 season in a tournament in Baton Rouge and the last meeting coming in 1997 in Oxford.
• Ole Miss won the first meeting 3-0 in the 1968 season in a game played at Alex Box Stadium.
• The second meeting between the two teams came in 1993 with the Rebels falling 3-0 in Lafayette.
• The Rebels last faced the Ragin’ Cajuns in 1997 falling 12-11 in a single game in Oxford.

Ole Miss had five players selected to All-SEC honors this past Tuesday. First team selections were Austin Anderson (3B), Auston Bousfield (OF) and Sikes Orvis (1B). Will Allen (C) was named a second team selection, while Errol Robinson (SS) was an All-Freshman selection.

Through 62 games a year ago, the Rebels had posted a 38-24 record and were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament at NC State. Ole Miss was hitting at a .277 clip with 23 home runs and 291 RBI, while going 46-of-84 in steal attempts. The Rebel pitching staff was holding to a 3.07 ERA and a .246 opponent’s batting average. Pitchers had allowed 221 walks with 432 strikeouts in 557.2 innings.

Will Allen was one of 60 players nationally to find himself on the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award when the Greater Wichita Sports Commission released the initial watch list for 2014 and was named one of 15 semifinalists for the award two weeks ago. He was named one of the three finalists for the award earlier this week.

Allen took over catching duties this season after 2013 Johnny Bench Award winner Stuart Turner was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the MLB Draft.

Senior C Will Allen and junior OF Auston Bousfield were tabbed by College Baseball Lineup earlier this week as two of the players named to the initial 80-man watch list for the Gregg Olson Award presented  annually to the breakout player of the year in college baseball. Both players jumped up their season production significantly compared to previous seasons to help Ole Miss’ success this year.

Allen found himself among those players named as a semifinalist for the award recently when the initial list was pared down in preparation for the award’s presentation later this season.

Senior C Will Allen and senior 3B Austin Anderson were tabbed by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy earlier this season. The NCBWA presents the Howser Trophy to the collegiate baseball player of the year each season.

A pair of Rebels garnered recognition from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper this season as senior 3B Austin Anderson and freshman J.B. Woodman were tabbed by the publication for recognition on All-America teams. Anderson was named a Louisville Slugger third team selection, while Woodman was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team.

Ole Miss has been best when scoring early this season, posting a 28-10 record when scoring first and a 17-7 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 114-to-55 through the first three innings. The Rebels have scored an impressive 58 runs in the first inning and 42 in the third.

The Rebels are no stranger to one-run games this season, having played in 20 games decided by one run and posting a 12-8 record in those games. This past weekend in the NCAA Oxford Regional, the Rebels picked up a pair of one-run victories over No. 14 Washington to advance to this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional at Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Rebels have dropped 18 contests this season, but rarely is Ole Miss out of the race. Of those 18 losses, 13 have been by no more than two runs - with eight of them being by one run. Of those losses decided by no more than two runs, 10 of them were in Southeastern Conference play with seven coming on the road and three in extra innings.

Ole Miss’ bullpen has been incredibly efficient this season, continuing to hold teams in check down the stretch - especially in SEC play. Of the regular relievers who saw more than 10 innings of work in conference play, the bullpen holds a 1.95 ERA this season.

The staff has kept runs from scoring as a whole this season, inheriting 140 runners and allowing only 34 to score this year in all games played.

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