Baseball Wraps Up Opening Weekend of Practice
Sept. 19, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss baseball wrapped up its opening weekend of fall practice with the first team intrasquad, which featured highlights on both sides Sunday afternoon.

It was the Blue team that rallied in the final inning to end the scrimmage in a 3-3 tie. Team Red tallied five hits and three RBI on the afternoon, while Blue posted seven hits. Twelve pitchers got work in on Sunday, facing five batters each in the squad’s first live action of the fall.

Offensively, Tim Rowe recorded the first home run with a solo shot in his second at-bat, while Michael Fitzsimmons went 1-for-3 with an RBI double. Newcomer Michael Spears finished with the Red’s other RBI off a single, and freshman Carl Gindl also added a hit.

For Team Blue, senior Will Golsan led the way going 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, while Trace Tyre finished 2-for-2 with an RBI. A pair of newcomers in Tim Elko and Anthony Servideo also contributed in a big way, as Elko had an RBI, and Servideo was flashy with a double in his final at-bat.

Three returners – Will Ethridge, Will Stokes and Connor Green – carried Team Red through the first three frames on the mound, as Ethridge struck out four and allowed only one hit. Strokes gave up one run off a pair of hits, while Green was effective with one strikeout and a hit.

Emanuel Fernandez, Austin Miller and Matt Myers carried Team Red through the final innings, allowing a combined three hits and two runs.

Redshirt junior Brady Feigl was on the mound for Team Blue to begin the scrimmage, striking out two with only one hit allowed. Parker Caracci followed with a solid outing (one strikeout, one hit), while Andy Pagnozzi surrendered one run off Rowe’s solo shot.

Junior college transfer Pierce Smith came out firing midway through with three strikeouts and only one walk, while Maxwell Cioffi allowed two runs off a pair of hits and two walks. Colin Coates was the final pitcher to appear for Team Blue, striking out one with three walks.

The Rebels will continue fall work with practices at Swayze Field during the week, and intrasquads at Oxford Middle School on the weekend. All scrimmages are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., and are open to the public through the fall. Stay tuned to Rebel baseball on social media for schedule updates.

Ole Miss baseball season tickets are now on sale at OleMissTix.com or by calling the Ole Miss Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS. The renewal deadline for returning season ticket holders is Sept. 30, and new fans who purchase new season tickets will have the option to select seat location in Mid-November at OleMissSeats.com.

For all Ole Miss Baseball news and information, visit the official athletics site OleMissSports.com. For more social media updates, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb.

 

 

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