Ole Miss, LSU series notes

The Ole Miss-LSU series begins tonight, the final SEC regular season series.

I often joke with Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco about getting “misty-eyed” when he plays LSU in Baton Rouge.

From The Baton Rouge Advocate, LSU will honor its 1993 College World Series-winning team this weekend. Bianco was an assistant on that team, his first of five seasons on the staff of his alma mater.

He points out its been 16 years since he got a paycheck from LSU.

No doubt he’ll at least step from the visiting dugout and tip his cap when the names of the 1993 team are called.

Elsewhere … Freshman outfielder Mark Laird has been a key component of LSU’s success, and he may be getting his second wind. …

Bianco tells NOLA.com, that Ole Miss must play with a sense of urgency at LSU even though there’s less urgency on the part of the Tigers, who will not pitch ace Aaron Nola in the series.

LSU outfielder Raph Rhymes takes note of the Rebels’ starting pitchers and says the Tigers will have to “scratch and claw” for runs against 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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