Ole Miss baseball lost another conference series matchup this past weekend against the Arkansas Razorbacks bringing their SEC record to 2-10.
This past month has been rough for the Ole Miss baseball squad as the Rebels can’t seem to get on track as of late.
After a 14-2 start through the first part of the season, the defending National Champions seemed to be picking up right where they left off in 2022, and except for one loss against Maryland, they swept all of their Big Ten opponents early on in the schedule.
While they were dominating opponents with a high-powered offense they were giving up runs in bunches as well and the ways the Rebels were winning didn’t seem sustainable throughout a 55-game season. The defensive concerns have seemingly caught up to them and they would begin their worst stretch in recent memory starting with a loss against Jacksonville State on March 14.
At the time, it was a loss that many Rebel fans would chalk up to an overlooked opponent ahead of a top-six showdown series with Vanderbilt, but it would however be the start to a much more concerning stretch for Ole Miss baseball, one that they don’t seem to be able to get back on track from.
The Rebels would go on to drop the series against the Commodores 0-3, followed by another 0-3 series sweep at the hands of the Florida Gators that was sandwiched with a win over an out-matched Arkansas Pine-Bluff team.
Following the Florida series, the Rebels have gone 3-4 over their last seven games, including going 1-2 in a couple of three-game series against Texas A&M and Arkansas, their third win in that stretch coming against Memphis.
The one positive note on the Rebels’ recent struggles is that all of their SEC opponents except the Aggies have been ranked in the top six in the country, and one could talk themselves into believing Ole Miss may get themselves on track in the back half of the schedule.
While they have no doubt played some extremely tough opponents, the most concerning part about their recent stretch is the fact that they are sitting at 2-10 in the SEC and don’t seem like a team that is built to make a run late in the season.
The Rebels’ hopes seem bleak that they will be defending their title in Omaha this year, but let’s hope they can at least finish above .500.