Ole Miss baseball downs Nicholls 5-0 tonight in Biloxi, Mississippi. Given the cold arctic blast sweeping the country, there would be no better place to warm up cold bats. This would be the Rebels final non-conference game before taking on Vandy this weekend in Oxford. Rebel bats came alive and are just getting warmed up. Are You Ready?
The weather in Mississippi, like the Rebel bats, has turned cold. However, it hasn’t cooled the intensity of the Ole Miss baseball team as they prepare for SEC action to begin this Friday. That would prove to be true as the Rebels took on Nicholls in Biloxi on Tuesday night,
Intensity is vital and so is momentum, so the Rebels hoped to continue their domination on the hill against Nicholls. Ole Miss pitchers have been outstanding thus far, and Tuesday night would prove to be no different. Going into tonight’s match-up, Rebel pitching was nationally ranked in every major category.
Rebel Pitching On Cue
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The Rebel pitching corp showed up strong once again, with Ryan Rolison taking the mound and going 6 scoreless innings. Rolison would etch 7Ks while giving up only 4 hits in the 5-0 shutout. Rebel pitchers have tallied 5 shutouts on the hill so far this season. Conner Green came in for the 7th inning and was able to go perfect with 2Ks. Houston Roth would pitch the 8th and Sean Johnson would finish out the last frame. In total, Rebel slingers would chalk up 12 strikeouts, give up only 4 hits, and give up two free trips. However, the important part is the fact of no runs being allowed. In fact, according to OleMissSports.com, this was the sixth consecutive game in which Rebel pitchers have left the hill without giving up any runs.
Ole Miss Baseball Goes Yard
Rebel fans, the bats are back! The hitters finally found their ‘sweet spot’ against Nicholls pitchers. Tate Blackman went 2 of 4 at the plate and found his early with a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 1st. DH Thomas Dillard would go 2 of 3 with a homer, and Will Golson also added 2 hits, going 2 of 4 in the box. Colby Bortles was 0 of 3, but did sacrifice fly to push in a run.
Freshman Bryan Seamster, in his first career start, was sensational. Seamster would go 2 of 3 at the plate, and make some freakish plays in left field. Certainly, we can expect to see more of Bianco’s freshmen, as we begin the grind of SEC action coming this Friday at Swayze Field.
SEC Play Starts With Vandy
The tough inter-conference gauntlet begins Friday as the Vanderbilt Commodores come to Oxford. Vandy is tough and has become a perennial contender in the SEC. The Commodores, coming off an 8-1 decision over Western Kentucky, will bring a 12-6 record to Swayze to face Ole Miss baseball. First pitch, in the three game series, is at 7pm CT Friday.
Are You Ready?