Video Blog: Lee, Massie talk success, matchup with MSU

Ole Miss will return to action on the baseball diamond Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The opponent for the No. 16 Rebels is the final one with the No. 20 Mississippi State Bulldogs in the annual Governor’s Cup contest.

Braxton Lee has been on a tear lately for the Rebels at the plate. He is hitting .300 overall, but .325 in Southeastern Conference games overall. He leads the Rebels with 21 steals in 24 attempts and tops on the team in runs scored with 35. Here is an interview with Lee prior to the start of Monday’s practice at Oxford-University Stadium.

The starter for Tuesday night’s game will be Jeremy Massie, who is 2-2 with a 2.34 ERA. Massie, a former standout at Northwest Mississippi Community College, isĀ up for the start against the Bulldogs and expecting their best punch after they lost the series to the Rebels in Starkville.

By John Davis

Special to the Journal

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

Wow! Didn’t realize that Wallace has thrown 40 TDs in his two years at Ole Miss!!! Also didn’t realize he’s thrown 27…picks!!! Dadgum. Almost 80% int. to TD ratio…OUCH!

• bob

• karl hungus

Bob..almost 80% is almost 80%. Can’t help it…those are the numbers. My sports knowledge is almost 80% greater than yours…thats been proven. Obviously you flunked mathematics.

• bob

I have a Masters Degree in mathematics. First, a percentage and a ration are two very different things. A percentage refers to some portion of a whole. Your claim is that almost 8 of every 10 touchdown passes that he has thrown have been interceptions. Interceptions and touchdown passes are two very different things. One cannot be a percentage of the other. You could say that 3.3 % of his passes were interceptions and be correct, but you won’t because that isn’t a bad stat. Even if somehow you could give a percentage as the ratio of interceptions to TD passes, 2700/40 is NOT almost 80 on anyone’s calculator except perhaps your broken one.

• karl hungus

LMAO at Bob. Obviously you don’t know how sports statistics are calculated. It’s like a WHIP is baseball. I know it’s complicated, but someone with a masters? in math should be able to figure it out…eventually. Good bluff, though. Keep tryin’, you’ll get better the more you do it.

• karl hungus

Bob! What part of ALMOST do you not get? If it’s closer to 80 than 0, it’s almost 80. Hence the word ALMOST. It seems that most Sharkfins have reading comprehension problems. Must be the schooling.

• bob

For those who are math inclined, here are interception stats that might surprise you. Of the top returning QBs from last year, in 2013 Bo Wallace threw one interception for every 45.5 passes he threw. Dak Prescott threw one interception for every 38 passes he threw. Justin Worley threw one interception for every 24.5 passes he threw. Nick Marshall threw one interception for every 39.8 interception he threw. That’s right, Wallace had the lowest interception percentage among the returning QBs. How did he compare to the top departing QBs on interception percentage? Johnny Manziel threw one interception for every 33.3 passes he threw and Aaron Murray threw one interception for every 38.5 passes he threw. That is real math, not some cockamamie number cruching that claims that a 51 year old person is “nearly 100”.

• bob

Should read ” Nick Marshall threw one interception for every 39.8 passes he threw”

• sue

Good data, bob. I don’t expect that Bo Wallace will be the second best QB in the league by season’s end, but he is a good, albeit not great QB. If I had to do a preseason top list, He would be one or two simply because there are so many unproven QBs, but I predict that by season’s end a couple of those unprovens will turn out to be very good. Athlon’s preseason order is probably the best you can do because with those top four you know what you’re getting. After number four come the unprovens a couple of whom will jump up the list as the season goes on.

• bob

I concur, sue.

• karl hungus

Bob, you’re missing the entire concept of interceptions to TDs.statistic. I don’t know how to explain it to you. Maybe someone can explain it better….its similar to assts to turnovers in hoops.

• karl hungus

….and you say that my knowledge of sports is lacking??? Now that’s hilarious.

• stanley

do you still think that Summers is “Ole Miss’s best frontcourt player”?

• karl hungus

The actual percentage is 67.5%. You sure are struggling with the truth, but then again, you’re a Sharkfin fan. Lol

• bob

there is no “actual percentage”. Interceptions cannot be a subset of TD passes. They are totally different things.

• Sue

you can’t argue with a troll. They don’t care if they are wrong or not. They are just glad for the attention. The only thing to do is ignore them.