RT Cantillo and the Rebels will face McNeese State on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.
Feb. 21, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – After playing in two tournaments in Honolulu and Mobile, Ala., now it’s the Ole Miss softball team’s turn to play host. The Rebels (5-8) will welcome Drake, McNeese State, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi Valley State and Tennessee-Martin to the Ole Miss Softball Complex to take part in the Red & Blue Classic from Friday-Sunday.
The Rebels will open the tournament Friday with McNeese State at 6 p.m. CT. Ole Miss will face UT-Martin at 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, and Drake at 3:45 p.m. CT. The Rebels will close out the tournament with a pair of games Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. against Middle Tennessee State and Mississippi Valley State, respectively.
“I expect us to come out and continue to grow and continue to get better,” Ole Miss softball head coach Windy Thees said. “We have a couple kids in some slumps and they need to get out of it because they’re starting on our defense. I just expect us to keep building and keep getting stronger and get lots of wins.”
Ole Miss has played all five tournament teams before in its history. The Rebels are 0-1 all-time against Drake, 1-3 against McNeese State, 4-3 against Middle Tennessee, 6-3 against Mississippi Valley State and 5-1 against Tennessee-Martin.
Junior center fielder RT Cantillo leads Ole Miss at the plate this season with a .452 batting average, 14 hits, one home run and a team-high tying 10 RBI. Sophomore third baseman Allison Brown is second on the team with a .375 batting average. Brown has hit an SEC-leading nine doubles this season, just one shy of her 2012 total, and a team-high tying 10 RBI.
The Rebels split a doubleheader against Southern Miss on Wednesday, dropping the first game 7-4 before coming back to take game two 3-0. Senior pitcher Erinn Jayjohn got her first start of the season in game two of the doubleheader, throwing a complete game shutout and striking out five batters.
Sophomore Lauren Lindsey has recorded a hit in each of her last five at bats, and was 3-3 in the Rebels’ two games combined Wednesday.
For all Ole Miss softball news and information, including live stats and a recap of each of Ole Miss’ games at the Red & Blue Classic, go to OleMissSports.com. For live stats and box scores of each of the games at the Red & Blue Classic, visit the tournament central page. Follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.
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
In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. There's a lot on our... read more
Dragging an Auburn defender on what initially looked to be a go-ahead touchdown, Laquon Treadwell fought his way toward the end zone, but had his ankle rolled over and fumbled into the end zone. In the moments that followed, the... read more