By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – A loss in the opening game of the weekend series against Miami-Ohio did not hurt Ole Miss in the eyes of Baseball America.
The Rebels went 4-1 last week and rose two spots to No. 14 Monday in the latest release of the Baseball America Top 25.
Ole Miss responded from a 9-8 defeat with an 11-3 win Saturday and a 2-1 win Sunday to move to 9-2 on the season.
The Rebels are back in action tonight at 6:30 against Tennessee-Martin and at home this weekend against Houston.
Houston begins the week just 6-5 but won two of three – The wins were against SEC members Tennessee and No. 4 Arkansas – in a tournament it hosted over the weekend.
Junior college transfer Andrew Mistone had a big week for Ole Miss, batting .400 with a pair of stolen bases.
Mistone had what may have been a game-saving defensive play on Sunday when he dived to grab a line drive for the second out in the top of the ninth. Miami had runners at second and third at the time.