Wednesday Morning Update

A few thoughts on an 11-1 win for Ole Miss baseball at Arkansas State last night. …

It’s the most runs the Rebels have scored since getting 11 in an 11-9 win at Florida International on March 1.

Auston Bousfield, Sikes Orvis and Will Jamison each had two hits. Bousfield and Orvis each had two RBIs, as did Stuart Turner.

Interesting to see Orvis and Jamison with a multi-hit game. Both of them came up big in last Saturday’s 6-4 win over Tennessee. Maybe this is becoming a trend. If so, that would be a big lift for the Rebels’ offense.

Josh Laxer started, went four innings, and gave up the Rebels’ only run in the fourth. Brady Bramlett got the win in relief, and Jacob Waguespack and Hawtin Buchanan also pitched.

Second baseman Preston Overbey did not play. He’s been dealing with shin splints, and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco is trying to rest him as much as possible while keeping him in the lineup on the weekends.

Or in this case Thursday night.

The Rebels, now 30-12, are back in action tomorrow night at 6:30 at home against Kentucky in ESPNU’s SEC game.

In other news …

Rebel Road Trip makes its Tupelo stop today at 11:30 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. Ross Bjork and Hugh Freeze are the headliners. I’ll have updates on Twitter then on the blog later today and more in the Thursday’s Daily Journal.

The Tupelo stop is the second of three stops today. The first is Philadelphia, the last is Atlanta. Tomorrow it’s Greenville and Oxford, and the Rebel Road Trip concludes Friday with stops in Memphis and Corinth. …

The SEC will conduct a conference call of coaches to discuss spring football. I will be at the Road Trip, but you can follow Brad Locke on Twitter for pearls of wisdom and updates from the call. …

Speaking of football, former Ole Miss quarterback Romaro Miller shared this on Twitter yesterday. Blast from the past

The NFL Draft begins Thursday evening in New York .It’s quite possible Ole Miss could go with no names called. In fact, the Rebels’ most intriguing prospect is basketball player Murphy Holloway. Keep an eye on Gilbert Pena, though. CBS ranks him No. 30 among 65 available defensive tackles. That leaves just on the outer edge of players they project to be draft picks.

Pena is a guy you cheer for. He took the long path to college football, going to work and helping care for his mother right after high school. It was later, at the encouragement of friends, that he pursued junior college football and ultimately made his way to Ole Miss. …

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

    Ole Miss finely found a nonconference team that they can beat, don’t think they will find wild Cats that easy as the found Alabama and Tenn. I think Rebels will take the first game, but other two, I don’t know. Gators getting better and stronger with experience in an alll freshman team with exception of two seniors on the team. JB

  • Mantachie

    Pa what does miller do these days, I heard his interview back when Boone was under fire and i think he said he lived in Tupelo. I have some church connections to Shannon so Millers name along with Coach Scott comes up some as they look back at some good wins from Shannons past, saw some old familiar names on that twitter post. Deuce, Luke, Gunn, French. Good blast from the past.

    • Mantachie, he works in some sort of finance industry job in the Memphis area.

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