A second start for McArthur as Rebels take on Memphis

Ole Miss and Memphis meet today at 3 at Swayze Field, a start time moved to the afternoon because of 6 p.m. basketball.

It will be the second start for freshman right-hander James McArthur. When we talk about the increased pitching depth for Ole Miss, it’s these mid-week games in which it will show up or not show up.

McArthur, a power right-hander, shined in off-season work, so much so that he was in the mix for a weekend starter’s role for a while. He broke a bone in his foot in mid-December and had to work through the recovery process.

He’s back, and he started last week against Arkansas State, giving up three hits and two earned runs in three innings.

Memphis traditionally plays Ole Miss tough. They split two games last year.

The Tigers, an experienced group last year, have a lot of new faces this year. They’ll start a freshman right-hander, James Muse, who gave up a hit in two-thirds of an inning in his only previous appearance this year.

Memphis is 4-2 with two losses to Tennessee on opening weekend and a sweep of SIU Edwardsville last weekend. The Tigers had non-conference games against Mississippi State and Belmont postponed last week.

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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  • papatoLC

    Last year Ole Miss pitching was a problem on Sunday and mid week games. It looks better this year because Sunday does not seem to be the problem it was last year. The weather last week made it hard to get a true look at what mid week will be. Today will give us a better idea because of the weather and the team being played.

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