Rebels try to snap four-game skid

I am settling in now for a rare 11 a.m. baseball start against one of Arkansas’ hyphenated institutions, Pine Bluff.

They say chicks dig the long balls. I dig the morning start.

The Golden Lions are 0-16 in non-conference games and lead the SWAC’s Western Division with an 8-3 mark.

The Rebels have dropped four straight after peaking at No. 13 in the Baseball America Top 25 following the SEC sweep of Missouri.

Since then they lost a 5-3 game against Southern Miss plus two one-run games and a two-run game at Alabama. Auburn visits Swayze Field this weekend.

A couple of lineup notes:

Auston Bousfield drops into the second spot in the batting order. Braxton Lee will lead off. Tupelo’s John Gatlin gets a start at second base. He hasn’t played in a while. Freshman J.B. Woodman gets the start in right field.



RF Vladimir Gomez .167

LF Jerimiah Figueroa .236

1B Andre Davis .242

SS Isias Alcantar .293

DH Kirby Campbell .239

C Mike Wieland .250

3B Tyler Oertle .200

2B Mitch Bruckshaw .183

CF Rashawn Tillman .154

RHP Kyle Schwartz 2-3. 5.52, 44.0 IP


Ole Miss

LF Lee .257

CF Bousfield .339

3B Anderson .364

DH Allen .339

1B Orvis .299

2B Gatlin .200

RF Woodman .265

C Knight .333

SS Robinson .266

LHP Evan Anderson 0-0, 1.17, 7.2 IP

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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  • karl Hungus

    I can’t find it…you won 9 in 2007…I remember Jevan Sneed on the front of S.I. in a somewhat compromising pose, being center. The running joke that year was what’s the difference between Favre and Ole Miss? Favre is still #4.

  • karl Hungus

    Wow! Even the baseball team schedules an 0 and 16 team to play when the Sharkfins can’t compete with SEC teams. Hard to believe. O.M.A.H.A. really does stand for Ole Miss at home again!

    • Seth Mohundro

      If you read the whole thing you would realize that they are 8-19 overall. Well 8-20 now but who cares? We play them every year.

  • karl Hungus

    The NCAA has not confirmed nor denied a current investigation of the Sharkfins football program, which means YES!! they are still interested in finding the truth. The NCAA has been distracted by lawsuits and such. When they finally have the assets available they will concentrate their full attention upon Ole Miss.

  • karl Hungus

    According to /history /fbs, the 1960 consensus National championship team was Minnesota….they list no other school. Get yer facts right. You spew non truths way too much..another Ole Miss false claim.

    • pete

      maybe if you’d get the link right and learn to read, you would accomplish more.
      oh look! Mississippi IS listed!

    • Seth Mohundro

      Oh and how many National Championships has State won? None

      • karl Hungus

        Seth, if you look at it like a Sharkfin, Mississippi State won Championships in 1907, 1940 & 1941. Although they hang no banners to claim them. They tend to focus on the present.

        • Seth Mohundro

          I’m not saying I agree with all three but the 1960 one we did split it with Minnesota. Like I told you I agree with you that we probably shouldn’t put up banners for the other 2 but 1960 was well deserving because of everything that was happening on campus. I looked up a few links and none even mentioned Mississippi State. Not saying that you are wrong but I didn’t see anything to back it up. Nothing personal.

  • karl Hungus

    If the NCAA doesn’t know what team wins the NCAA Championship, who does. Golfweek may have given Ole Miss the N.C. in 1960, but nobody else did. The editor of Golfweek was probably an Ole Miss grad.

  • karl Hungus

    Maybe if you’d take off those Sharkfin shades, you would see that they ARE NOT listed for the year 1960, which was my point. More Sharkfin tomfoolery from you and I’m not falling for it.

  • karl Hungus

    As a matter of fact, if you have to argue the point whether you won the N.C., well then, that says it all.

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