Mistone’s offensive surge

I just checked into a room and will drive to Auburn shortly for tonight’s 6 p.m. start.

There is lots of rain in the forecast, but based on what I’m hearing it’s possible tonight’s game and Saturday’s 2:15 start could be played without delays. I’m crossing my fingers. Showers will be scattered and are expected to move into the area tonight and clear out in the afternoon on Saturday.

My series advance focused on Andrew Mistone. I wrote about Mistone’s improved offense earlier this season, and he’s continued to swing it well after hitting just .243 — and having to climb to get there — last year as a first-season junior college transfer. He became known then as an outstanding defensive third baseman.

With his 2-for-5 performance against St. Louis Wednesday night Mistone’s average has climbed to .301, second on the team. He was 7-for-12 last weekend against Kentucky and was a home run away from hitting for the cycle in Game 2.

Interesting comments hear about how players look — or don’t look — at their batting averages.

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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