Softball Faces Road Series At Auburn

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman shortstop Haley Culley is second on the team with a .324 batting average.

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman shortstop Haley Culley is second on the team with a .324 batting average.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

April 4, 2013

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss softball team will begin the second half of its Southeastern Conference schedule Friday as it heads to The Plains of Auburn, Ala., for a three-game series against the Auburn Tigers beginning at 6 p.m. CT.

Ole Miss (19-21, 1-11 SEC) will face Auburn (23-14, 4-8 SEC) on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. First pitch for Sunday’s series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.

“We’re looking forward to getting to Auburn and carrying over our hard work from practice into this weekend’s games,” Ole Miss softball head coach Windy Thees said. “We’re playing hard out there and we’re going to continue to do that and try to get some wins against a good Tigers team.”

The Rebels enter Friday’s series opener after battling inclement weather in each of their past two series at Georgia and against Florida where they had to play a doubleheader to close out each series.

Junior center fielder RT Cantillo has a team-high .336 batting average, recording a team-high five home runs. Cantillo is also second on the team in hits with 37, including eight doubles. Sophomore third baseman Allison Brown has hit an SEC-high 14 doubles, and a team-high 30 RBI. Brown hit her first career grand slam in Sunday’s series finale vs. Florida.

Junior catcher Marina Parra has thrown out an SEC-leading 12 base runners on stolen base attempts, while senior left fielder Brittany Broome is second in the conference with 26 stolen bases. Broome is just one steal shy of tying the Ole Miss single season record set by Stephanie Vaglica in 1997, and her 68 career stolen bases are the most in Ole Miss history.

Defensively, the Rebels continue to be one of the stingiest teams in the country. The Rebels’ .986 fielding percentage is tops in the nation, and their 14 errors in 40 games are the fewest in the SEC. Ole Miss has committed multiple errors in a game just once all season.

Ole Miss continues to be led in the circle by juniors Carly Hummel and Shelby Jo Fenter. Hummel has pitched complete games in two of her last three outings at the Ole Miss Softball Complex, and has pitched a team-high 102.2 innings this season. Fenter, a West Memphis, Ark., native, has struck out 73 batters in her 74.1 innings of work this season.

Auburn freshman infielder Emily Carosone leads the Tigers at the plate with a .402 batting average, featuring a team-high tying 10 doubles. Sophomore outfielder Branndi Melero has hit a team-high seven home runs.

In the circle, right-handed pitcher Marcy Harper (12-6) has led Auburn, pitching a team-high 112.2 innings and striking out 83 with an ERA of 2.86.

For all Ole Miss softball news and information, including live stats and results of each game of the 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
    • I'm Back

      Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Women's Golf

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Ole Miss women's golf sports information... read more

    • Two More Second-Round Projections For Moncrief

      Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Football

      Two new mock drafts released this week has former wide receiver Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief being selected in the late second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, set for May 8-10. NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks projects Moncrief... read more

    • VIDEO: Four Months To SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, April 17, 2014 -

      read more

    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 12

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      With Billy Chadwick's last  regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach.  Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more

    • Chadwick: 'We Control Our Destiny'

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference.  Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 7-13)

      Monday, April 14, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more

    • Offense Sets Season Highs To Clinch Series

      Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more

    • Pitching, Defense Key Rebels To Win

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more

    • Rebels Prepared For Possible Record Crowds

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more

    • VIDEO: The Legend Of Billy Chadwick

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Men's Tennis

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • VIDEO: Mike Bianco

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recaps Wednesday's 8-5 win over Murray State and previews the upcoming three-game series at Mississippi State starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Murray State Highlights

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      read more

    • Allen, Orvis Lead Barrage In Win Over Memphis

      Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Baseball

      The Ole Miss offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-1 win over Memphis at AutoZone Park. The barrage included five multi-hit games and a season-high seven extra-base hits, including home runs by Will Allen and Sikes... read more

    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 13

      Monday, April 7, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      We begin this week with No. 13 and entering the 2002 season for the Ole Miss tennis team.  The Southeastern Conference implemented a new setup, dividing the conference into two divisions - SEC East and SEC West.  This moment... read more