Monday, November 13, 2006

Baseball Notes

Baseball has become a sport that many Rebel fans can not wait to begin. With the first pitch a little over 2 and 1/2 months away, here are a few notes.

- Baseball ticket re-order forms have been sent out. As we all know reserved seats have been sold out since the beginning of last season. A new package that will be offered this year is reserved seating/grilling area in the outfield. I called today to inquire about this and they informed me they were already sold out. I was a little upset to hear this, because I never saw one note that they were going to offer this type of package to anyone.

-OXFORD, Miss. – Right-handed pitchers Michael Park and Logan Williams have signed national letters of intent to join the Ole Miss baseball program head coach Mike Bianco announced over the weekend.

The duo are the first two signees of the 2006-07 early signing period and will be eligible to compete for the Rebels in the 2007-08 academic year.
Park, a 6-2 pitcher for Memphis University School, has been rated as one of the top pitchers in the state of Tennessee as he helped lead MUS to the semifinals of the state tournament this past season. Park earned All-Conference honors and was also named to the TSWA All-State team as well as the “Private” All-Metro team by the Commercial Appeal.

Williams, a 6-1 pitcher from Damascus, Arkansas, also plays in the infield for South Side Bee Branch High School. A two-time All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection, Williams was also selected to play in the Texas/Arkansas All-Star game for the 2006 season.

On the mound, Williams posted a perfect 11-0 record with 125 strikeouts in 59.0 innings of work for South Side Bee Branch. Williams also performed well at the plate, hitting .602 for the season as he set the Arkansas High School record for RBI in a season with 73, breaking the record of 64 he set the previous year.