Not a good weekend for Ole Miss baseball, dropping two of three against Tulane. Mike Bianco puts together a strong schedule, but every year it has one RPI, traditional SEC-quality opponent that stands out above the rest. This was it, and the Rebels lost twice and scored just seven runs on the weekend.
The pitching was good. They gave up just eight runs, but Tulane has struggled to score all season.
Ole Miss has struggled to score much of the season and is now averaging just 5.4 runs a game. It’s 4.6 runs if you subtract a 15-run outburst on opening day, and it’s just 3.5 runs per game in its last six weekend games.
That’s going to have to change if the Rebels are going to be competitive in the SEC.
More on baseball later this morning.
In basketball, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy will talk about the SEC tournament in his time on the teleconference at 11 a.m. That will be the only media opp before the team leaves for Atlanta Wednesday. The Rebels take on South Carolina at 2:30 on Thursday, the second game of the first day of the tournament.
Ole Miss is 1-4 in the SEC tournament under Kennedy and hasn’t won an SEC tournament game since 2006-2007, his first season.