Baseball: The Week Ahead

After rising to No. 6 in the nation with a 21-2 start the Rebels are in danger of dropping a third-straight SEC series if they don’t find some answers this weekend as red-hot Vanderbilt visits.

The Commodores lead the Eastern Division at 8-1 and are 25-4 overall after a weekend sweep of Tennessee.

After an impressive series win at Arkansas to start SEC play the Rebels have now dropped back-to-back series at home against Texas A&M and at Florida. Ole Miss is 23-6, 4-5 in the SEC and four games back of West-leading LSU.

The Rebels face Memphis at AutoZone Park Tuesday night at 6:30. The Tigers have already beaten Ole Miss once this season, 4-3 on Feb. 26 in Oxford.

Ole Miss was shut out its last two games in Gainesville, losing 7-0 on Saturday and 4-0 on Sunday.

Bright spots for the Rebels included Bobby Wahl who gave up two earned runs in 7.1 innings Friday night. He got a no-decision in a 4-3 11-inning winning.

The bullpen was scoreless behind Wahl, including 2.0 innings with a hit and two strikeouts from Aaron Greenwood. Greenwood also threw 3.1 scoreless innings as the first man out of the pen in relief of Chris Ellis in Sunday’s 4-0 loss.

The Rebels had only 13 hits on the weekend, seven of them in Friday’s game.

The Baseball America Top 25 will be released later today. Ole Miss was No. 11 last week.

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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