Ellis to start Game 3 at Florida

Sophomore right-hander Chris Ellis will start for Ole Miss Sunday in Game 3 at Florida.

Mike Bianco really likes the potential of Ellis, but Ellis hasn’t been working through an abdominal injury and hasn’t been able to get on the mound much. He struggled in relief in Game 3 against Texas A&M, his first time on the mound since the season opener against TCU.

Ellis has thrown five innings this year and has given up five hits, five walks and five earned runs.

He said Bianco had told him before the A&M game that he was going to pitch.

β€œIt was something I wanted, even though it ended up not working out the best, being a competitor and everything,” Ellis said.

The good news was that he felt no lingering effects from that outing in Monday.

β€œI felt good. I’m kind of a second-day sore guy, but I wasn’t sore at all. I felt like a million bucks,” he said.

That could be good news for Ole Miss which is trying to get not only Ellis but Hawtin Buchanan and freshman Jacob Waguespack back healthy and pitching.

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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  • JB

    OM should be able to sweep the Gators this weekend. Last season OM took two of three from a high fire power hitting Gator Team. All that fire power is now gone Gators loaded with Freshmen. pitching not so good either. The Gator starting SS was injured at beginning of season and patch work took place by moving players around.. The last season all star 2nd baseman was moved to SS and 3rd baseman to second base. both position weak of which should be a great benefit to Rebel hitter hitting the ball up the middle. Jonathan Crawford a last season starter not having a good season. . So Ole Miss should have a breeze in winning down here. Taking three from the Gators. One thing for sure we will see a whole lot of pitchers used by both teams. Just my take with no importance at all. JB

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