Tuesday Morning Update

Memphis defeated Ole Miss 4-0 at AutoZone Park sweeping the two-game season series.

Left-hander Michael Wills, a fifth-year senior from Germantown, went into the game with a 2-2 record, a 2.48 ERA over 29 innings.

He had the number of every except Auston Bousfield. Will pitched 7.2 innings, allowing just a four hits – three by Bousfield who finished with four of the Rebels’ five hits – a walk and two strikeouts.

It was disappointing turnabout for an Ole Miss offense that didn’t really dominate Alabama pitching over the weekend but did turn in some clutch timely hits in three games.

A bright spot last night was freshman right-hander Jacob Waguespack. Having been slowed by tendonitis, he pitched for the first time just a week ago in the Governor’s Cup game against MSU. Last night was his second appearanc, and he went 2.1 innings with a hit, no runs, no walks and two strikeouts.

The Rebels are back in action tonight at 6:30 against Southern Miss in Pearl. Josh Laxer (2-0, 2.37) will start for Ole Miss.

Elsewhere …

Fifty-nine Mississippians registered to run in Monday’s Boston Marathon are not believed to be among the injured after two explosions killed three people and injured 144.

Updates on the terror attack this morning from CNN and Fox News. …

From Nola.com, a roundup of the first wave of SEC spring football games which includes Ole Miss and six other league teams. …

Athlon ranks college football’s head coaches and puts Hugh Freeze No. 30 in the nation, No. 9 in the SEC. It cites his relatively short body of work in not ranking him higher. In perusing the list ESPN’s Chris Low wonders why there’s not more love for LSU coach Les Miles.

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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  • The coaches rankings show why the SEC is the stable for the national championship. The prized stallions in the stalls. The best coaches, plain and simple. The best athletes, too! That leads to alot of money and alot of corruption. Ole Mi$$ is on the upswing at the moment. They have a good coach, some good athletes, alot of money and….we will see.

    “Hey you don’t know me, but you don’t like me. Say you care less how I feel. But how many of you that sit and judge me, have walked the streets of Bakersfield?”

  • JB

    Out of that 125 coaches here” my selection:58. Troy Calhoun, Air Force

    Overall Record at Air Force: 47-31 (6 years) He may not have the picks of the cream of the crop, but his group of young Airmen are well discipline and eager to “keep’em flying and a winning team. GO Air Force!!!! JB

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