Rebels Face Arkansas In SEC Home Series

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 20, 2014

Ole Miss Notes Get Acrobat Reader

OXFORD, Miss. – Coming off the sixth no-hitter in Ole Miss softball history Wednesday, and the first combined no-hitter in program history, Ole Miss will now play host to Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas in a three-game series beginning Friday.

The Rebels (17-13, 1-5 SEC) and Razorbacks (21-8, 1-2 SEC) will play at 6 p.m. CT on Friday, followed by a 2 p.m. first pitch Saturday. Sunday’s game will air on Fox Sports South and will begin at 3:05 p.m. CT.

“Arkansas has a bunch of big hitters,” Ole Miss head coach Windy Thees said. “They swing it really, really well and they pitch by staff a little bit too (like we do). They have an ace, and then the other kids they kind of combine them. They’re very aggressive. Hopefully our pitchers can be on, because when they’re on they’re very tough for anybody. It’s going to be a pretty good matchup.”

On Friday there will be free inflatable bats for fans in attendance. The Ole Miss Softball Complex will be hosting Crawfish Saturday the next day with 100 pounds of crawfish available for fans in the outfield free of charge. Sunday will be Sundae Sunday at the park, where fans can get free ice cream sundaes while supplies last.

On Wednesday vs. Louisiana Tech, Carly Hummel, who had two no-hitters at Ole Miss entering the game, including the first perfect game in school history, pitched the opening four innings, striking out five and allowing zero walks. Shelby Jo Fenter then pitched the next two innings with one strikeout and no walks before Madi Osias came in to pick up the save, striking out one and walking one in the seventh. In all, Ole Miss retired the first 19 batters of the game in order.

The Rebel pitching staff has been much improved this season, recording 23 games in which they have allowed three or fewer runs, a mark the Rebels didn’t reach until their 44th game last year. The staff has been led by Hummel, a fifth-year senior from Bakersfield, Calif., who holds a 7-5 record with a 2.47 ERA in 73.2 innings and a team-high 77 strikeouts.

At the plate, Ole Miss senior outfielder RT Cantillo has a team-high batting average of .500, while junior third baseman Allison Brown has a team-high 18 runs scored, as well as seven doubles and three home runs. Senior first baseman Londen Ladner has knocked in a team-high 20 runs, and has belted out four home runs.

Arkansas head coach Mike Larabee is in his fifth year leading the Razorbacks’ softball program. Larabee has led the Razorbacks to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Regional finals the past two seasons.

Razorback senior Clarisa Navarro has a team-high batting average of .408 and a team-high eight doubles, while junior Devon Wallace has hit a team-high seven home runs. As a team, Arkansas ranks in the top three of the SEC in batting average, on base percentage, runs and RBIs, and is fourth in slugging percentage and hits.

In the circle, Arkansas freshman pitcher Grace Moll (8-3) has thrown a team-high 67.0 innings and 50 strikeouts. Arkansas has a 3.16 team ERA this season.

For all Ole Miss softball news and information, including live stats and recaps after each game of the three-game series, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • New Hitting Coach Mike Clement Q-And-A

      Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Baseball

      On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more

    • UPDATED: Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

      UPDATE: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Listen: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman ShowListen:... read more

    • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

      Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

      All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

      Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

    • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

    • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

    • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

    • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

    • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

      Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

      Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

      The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more

    • Ole Miss Preps For SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Football

      Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more

    • Ole Miss And The World Cup

      Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Athletics

      The United States' run in the 2014 World Cup came to an end with a 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the Round of 16. For many fans, it's also the end of the road, but for a few Ole... read more