A few baseball notes from the afternoon.
Freshman right-hander Jacob Waguespack — not Josh Laxer — will start for Ole Miss tomorrow at Southern Miss. Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said he wanted to get a look at Waguespack, who has been getting stronger since missing the first half of the season with tendonitis.
Waguespack has a 1.42 ERA but has pitched only 6.1 innings over four appearances. A larger role was anticipated for him this season, but he didn’t make his collegiate debut until the Governor’s Cup game against Mississippi State.
Waguespack grew up outside of Baton Rouge and had a scholarship offer from LSU.
In other news, junior right-hander Mike Mayers has been named SEC co-pitcher of the week following seven innings of shutout baseball against MSU.
His seven innings tied a season-high, and he held the Bulldogs to just two hits, just one runner past second base.
Mayers shares the award with Texas A&M’s Daniel Mengden, a sophomore right-hander, who held LSU to one run over eight innings as the Aggies won Game 1 of that series last week.
The rotation for the LSU series, which runs Thursday-Saturday, will be Mayers, Sam Smith and Bobby Wahl in Game 3.
The Rebels moved back into the Baseball America Top 25 at No. 23, one spot ahead of MSU, which dropped three spots to No. 24.