Thursday, February 15, 2007

Weekend #2

The Rebels are not going to get to far into the season until they are faced with a test. The second weekend of the season is coming up and they face a nationally ranked Evansville team. This weekend just answer a few more question about this Rebel baseball team. The Ole Miss weekend is circled on alot of people's calendars. A school like Evansville would love nothing more than to knock of a school like Ole Miss. Here is the writeup:

(SID) OXFORD, Miss. – The 13th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels face the first challenge of the 2007 baseball season this weekend as the Rebels (2-0) will welcome No. 21 Evansville (2-1) to Oxford for a three-game series in a non-conference showdown of ranked opponents.

Ole Miss is coming off a two-game sweep of New Orleans while the Purple Aces will be playing on the road for the second time this season after taking two of three from Lipscomb on the road last weekend to open their season.

The Rebels put together a solid opening weekend at the plate and on the mound. In 61 at bats against New Orleans, no Rebel batter was struck out as the team defeated the Privateers 7-2 and 4-0. Brett Basham led the Rebels at the plate as he hit .750 for the weekend with four RBI and three sacrifice flies. He was joined in the offensive outburst by senior designated hitter C.J. Ketchum who hit .667 and freshman Andrew Clark who hit .600 with a 1.400 slugging percentage. Clark’s second at bat of his career resulted in a two-run home run in the opening game.