OXFORD, Miss. - Coming off a dramatic doubleheader sweep on the road at Southern Miss on Tuesday, the Ole Miss softball team comes home to play at the Ole Miss Softball Complex for the first time this season as it hosts the annual Red and Blue Classic from Friday-Sunday.
Coming to Oxford this weekend will be Bowling Green, Buffalo, Northern Colorado, Saint Louis and Tennessee-Martin. Each team will play five games in the three-day tournament.
"It was great to pick up two wins at Southern Miss on Tuesday," Ole Miss head coach Windy Thees said. "Now, it's time to build off that momentum and add to those wins at home in our tournament. Whenever you host a tournament you're expected to win it and that's what we're aiming to do this week against some good competition."
Ole Miss (6-6) will open play at the tournament Friday against Bowling Green at 6:00 p.m. CT. On Saturday, the Rebels will play back-to-back games at 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. against Buffalo and Northern Colorado, respectively. Ole Miss will close out the tournament Sunday with games against Saint Louis (1:30 p.m.) and UT Martin (3:45 p.m.). The complete tournament schedule can be found at the Red and Blue Classic Tournament Central page.
Fans in attendance at the Ole Miss games will have a chance to win a prize during the sixth inning of each game. An Ole Miss fleece blanket will be given away Friday, followed by an Ole Miss ultimate foam finger in the first game Saturday and an Ole Miss scarf in Saturday's second game. A Nike Ole Miss visor will be given away during the Rebels' game vs. Saint Louis on Sunday, and an Ole Miss jersey tote bag will be given away in the tournament's final game.
Senior outfielder RT Cantillo enters the Red and Blue Classic with a red-hot bat. The Santa Ana, Calif., native leads the Southeastern Conference with 23 hits on the year, and her team-high batting average of .561 is second in the league. Cantillo has recorded at least one hit in 10 of Ole Miss' 12 games this season, including eight games with multiple hits. She went a combined 7-8 at the plate at Southern Miss on Tuesday.
Junior third baseman Allison Brown has been on a tear of late. In the last five games, Brown is 11-18 (.611) with five runs, six RBI, two doubles, a stolen base and just one strikeout.
Senior Shelby Jo Fenter (3-1) has been the Rebels' most consistent pitcher this season. The West Memphis, Ark., native has a team-best 1.24 ERA in 22.2 innings of work, including a team-high 28 strikeouts.
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