OXFORD, Miss. – Coming off a 3-0 victory over Samford on Wednesday, the Ole Miss softball team (19-15, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) will now head to Athens, Ga., to face Georgia (22-7, 3-0 SEC) in a three-game series beginning Friday at 5 p.m. CT.
“Our girls are really hungry for some wins this weekend,” Ole Miss softball head coach Windy Thees said. “We had some close games in the early innings last year against Georgia and we kind of let them slip away with some errors in the sixth and seventh innings. We’re really focused on playing 21 complete outs. Our kids are talented, we just need to keep playing these games hard and we’re going to start picking people off.”
Game two of Ole Miss and Georgia’s series begins Saturday at 3 p.m. CT, and first pitch in the series finale Sunday is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.
The Rebels defeated Samford 3-0 Wednesday night behind a complete game from junior pitcher Carly Hummel. Hummel struck out five and did not walk a single batter in the game. Freshman catcher Natalie Martinez led the Rebels at the plate with a 2-3 performance and one RBI.
Junior center fielder RT Cantillo continues to lead Ole Miss at the plate with a team-high .372 batting average and five home runs. Sophomore third baseman Allison Brown leads the SEC with 13 doubles and has a team-high 25 RBI.
Defensively, Ole Miss leads the SEC and is second nationally with a .986 fielding percentage, committing just 12 errors in the Rebels’ first 34 games.
Georgia opened conference play last week with a road sweep at Auburn. After opening the season 7-6, the Bulldogs have won 15 of their last 16 games, including the last 12 in a row.
The Bulldogs have advanced to five consecutive NCAA Super Regionals, and two of the last three Women’s College World Series Final Fours.
Georgia sophomore infielder Paige Wilson is batting .418 with a team-high 41 hits and 40 RBI, while freshman pitcher Geri Ann Glasco has a 13-1 record and a 1.98 ERA. Glasco has struck out a team-high 92 batters in 84.2 innings of work.
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more
Senior Bo Wallace returns at quarterback and will go through spring drills for the first time since 2012, having missed spring practice last year recovering from offseason shoulder surgery."I feel like strength-wise, I'm a lot better than I was at... read more
Audio of Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as audio of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen and Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. Ole Miss is the No. 14 seed in this week's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss posted four straight walk-off wins this past week on the way to two wins over ULM and a sweep of UCF.- Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis has not allowed... read more
To begin this week, we are ending 1995 for moment No. 24. This moment is another first for the Ole Miss tennis program and is the product of a true collective effort by Coach Chadwick and the Rebels.By now, you... read more
Photo GalleryA total of 25 scouts representing 22 NFL teams were on hand at Ole Miss' annual Pro Day Monday, including former Rebel Von Hutchins, now with the Oakland Raiders organization. Donte Moncrief, who participated in the 2014 NFL Combine,... read more
Highlights of Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy's time on the SEC teleconference Monday, as well as selected questions and answers from Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. The Rebels close out the regular season... read more