OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss baseball team continued to add to its recruiting class with the signing of outfielder Cameron Dishon and infielder Christian Helsel to National Letters of Intent, head coach Mike Bianco announced on Monday.
The pair of position players joins previously announced signees Brady Bramlett, Gavin Cecchini, Matt Denny, Ty Hensley, Zach Irwin, Chase Nyman, Stryker Trahan and Jacob Waguespack as a part of the signing class that will arrive on campus for the 2012-13 academic year.
Dishon comes to the Rebels from Bridge City High School in Beaumont, Texas, where the outfielder helped lead his school to a 21-12-1 record last season and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs. Bridge City claimed the program’s 20th District Title last season as Dishon earned All-District honors.
The outfielder was also named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Orange Leader and was a first team All-Gold selection by the Beaumont Enterprise. Dishon was also selected to participate in the 2011 Area Code Games.
He is rated as one of the top 350 players in the nation by PerfectGame.
“Cameron profiles as a top of the lineup hitter that has game changing speed," said Ole Miss assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty. "He’s a plus defender in the outfield and creates havoc on the base path. He’s an outstanding athlete and we’re looking forward to getting him on campus at Ole Miss.”
Helsel comes to the Rebels from Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he helped lead his squad to the District playoffs in 2011.
Last season at Altoona, Helsel hit .430 with a .643 slugging percentage as he tallied 13 RBI and scored 18 runs. For his high school career, Helsel is hitting at a .420 clip heading into his senior campaign next spring.
Helsel participated in the prestigious Area Code Games and the East Coast Professional Showcase in 2011.
“We’re really excited to have Christian join the Ole Miss family," Lafferty said. "He’s a very versatile player who can play several infield positions. Offensively, he stands out at the plate. He has a good approach and can drive the ball to the gaps and out of the yard.”
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more
With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more
A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more