Something That Is Positive
Since the football is no good right now. Let's take a look at something that is positive in the Ole Miss Athletic Department. Below is a piece of the artical from SEBaseball.com. Go to the website to read full article.
After just missing a trip to Omaha after a tough Super Regional loss to the eventual CWS champions, Ole Miss is program that took a step forward. But after suffering heavy personnel losses, many are concerned the Rebels could come back to the pack.
Do not count head coach Mike Bianco among the doubters.
"We signed maybe the best recruiting class since I have been here," said the sixth year head coach.
Nineteen newcomers joined the team including some impact pitchers. The only casualty for the Rebels off the signing class for the 2006 season was Scott Van Slyke, son of former Pittsburgh Pirate and Major League Baseball star Andy Van Slyke. The younger Van Slyke, who was drafted in the 14th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed a contract in July to play for the major league team.
Top pitching prospects Lance Lynn and Cody Satterwhite have the potential to be freshman phenoms in Oxford.
"Lance Lynn was a high profile guy," Bianco said. "He was drafted in the sixth round and was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana. He is someone we feel can contribute right away.
"Cody Satterwhite is another pitcher from Jackson Hillcrest - the same school that sent us Seth Smith and Stephen Head. If he had wanted to go pro, he would have been a late first to second round pick. Before the draft he told all the scouts he was going to Ole Miss. He is just a tremendous athlete - the Gatorade Player of the Year in Mississippi. In the first intrasquad game he did not throw a fastball under 91 mph. He is a real high ceiling guy who could be really special.