Turner impresses with fast start

From the mother ship, junior college transfers often need time to acclimate just like freshmen. That hasn’t been the case of Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner. He’s gotten off to a fast start both offensively and defensively. Most impressive has been his success in throwing out runners at second.

Turner’s fast start

A few notes on the weekend opponent. Lipscomb is 6-7. Game times are 6:30 tonight and 1:30 Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the rotation:

Tonight: Ole Miss RHP Bobby Wahl vs. Lipscomb RHP Josh Cotham (1-1, 8.79, 14.1 IP)

Saturday: Ole Miss RHP Mike Mayers vs. Lipscomb RHP Davey Hacket (1-2, 5.68, 12.2 IP)

Sunday: Ole Miss RHP Sam Smith vs. Lipscomb RHP Will Blalock (0-1, 2.65, 17.0 IP)

Lipscomb’s Cotham and Hacket are seniors, Blalock a sophomore.

Lipscomb is hitting .273, pitching 4.88, fielding .968.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • StarReb

    I heard there was some issue with Wahl’s finger? You heard anything? Must not be too bad or I’d assume Coach B would shut him down this w/e to let him get ready for the SEC portion of the seasaon.

    • Parrish Alford

      Wahl has a blister that has bothered him some in his last two starts. He says it’s better.

  • Gator

    Turner’s batting performance has not been test by the SEC pitchers as yet, so just wait and see if he can hit the SEC pitchers, as what these Teams have to offer: Miss State, SC, LSU,Gators, TexA&M, Ark, Vandy all have very good pitching staff.

  • GotMayers?

    JB, you’re right Turner hasn’t been tested by SEC pitchers but they did open the season against the #12 team in the nation. He hit well against them and was a beast on defense. At the FIU game I went to, he had at least 10 MLB scouts there looking at him and Mayers. I think these boys are the real deal. Yes the SEC is a dominate in football, but baseball is a different story, in my opinion. I think these guys can go deep in post season if pitching stays healthy. The team unity is definitely there.

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