Monday, June 13, 2005

A Big Day That Could Have Been Bigger

No Sunday in Oxford has ever been louder. Many players from both teams say they have never been part of a louder baseball game in their entire lives. The Ole Miss baseball was able to capture one game on Sunday. In the first game Anthony Cupps took the hill and pitched well, before being relieved by Stephen Head to close the game. Bianco and his troops went to small ball and were able to load the bases off of a couple of bunts and errors from Texas. The Rebs never looked back as they went on to capture the first game.
The time in between game was awful. Many Ole Miss fans spent the time debating on reservations for Omaha and what they would do if we won.
After waiting several nervous hours, the Rebels finally took the field. The outcome was not as good as the first. Matt Maloney pitched a good game for the Rebels, but he could not get all the help he needed. The offensive bats could not get going for the Rebels and frustration began to build up. The Longhorns went on to win and stretch out the series to three games. We will wait several more hours to find out whether to make those plans or not.