Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rebs Pickup Two Mid-Week Games

The Ole Miss baseball team picked up two mid-week wins over Austin Peay. Aside from the game detail below from Tuesday's game, the Rebels defeated the Governor's on Wednesday night 9-3. This was probably one of the Rebels most complete games thus far this season. The pitching was good and the scoring was even better. The Rebels are going to need more night's like this to continue on track of the past couple of seaons. I like games like tonight when you are able to play alot of people and play some younger guys. The Rebels were able to pitch a handfull of pitchers who all performed well as well as many substitutions in the field also.

UCLA comes to town this weekend. It should be a good matchup for those in Oxford. I remember when we were at UCLA last year and they called the cops on the fans because they were yelling to loud. It was one of the most bizarre events I had ever seen. I doubt the Bruins have ever experienced an atmosphere like they will this weekend. Let's just hope the win loss record for the series is better this time around for the Rebels.

Tuesday night SID report:

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels broke out the bats and came up with the offense it needed down the stretch as No. 16 Ole Miss (10-4) downed Austin Peay (3-5) by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday. The Rebels pounded out 12 hits on the night in the victory.

C.J. Ketchum went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run to start the scoring for the Rebels, as he led four Rebels with multiple hits on the night. Justin Henry, Jordan Henry and Zach Miller all went 2-for-4 at the plate to pace the Rebel offense.

Jesse Simpson (1-0) picked up the win in relief as he entered the game in the sixth inning, turning in 2.2 innings of work. Simpson held the Governors scoreless and hitless as he struck out three batters. Scott Bittle picked up his fifth save of the season, closing out the final 1.1 innings as he held the governors hitless with three strikeouts.

Nathan Baker drew the start, working 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits. He walked one and struck out five on the night.