Sunday, May 13, 2007

Another Dissapointment

It was yet another disappointment this weekend for the Ole Miss baseball team. The Rebs lost the series to Kentucky, their first home SEC series loss since opening SEC weekend ball last year. The only good thing about the weekend, was the way the Rebels rebounded from the rain delay on yesterday to come back and win 9-2. I really thought this comeback was going to set this team into motion and we would carry the momentum over into Sunday. Boy was I wrong.

Bianco's team did the exact opposite on Sunday and played pathetic. I will say this is the first time in my memory I left a baseball game early because I was so fed up with the way our team was playing. While, they did make a small comeback, they still lost 9-7. There were dropped balls, balls through legs, and bad at bats. It was without a doubt the worst day I have witnessed this year and many in the fan base agreed. I have never seen our fan base so down on a team than they are right now. Granted, we have been down on the football team the past three years, but they are really upset about baseball. Mainly because they know this team has alot of talent, yet they have not produced to their talent except for a few games this year.

This team AND coaching staff has alot of searching to do, and they have to do it fast. With only one regular season SEC weekend left, the Rebels are on the road to the number 2 team in the SEC. Not the way I would have preferred to end the season.

Give credit to Kentucky, they came into Oxford and whipped us. Very few people including myself, expecting the Rebels to lose the series this weekend. Many were betting on a sweep. Boy were we wrong.

On a side note, whatever screwball we have operating the scoreboard and deciding hits/errors needs to be fired and never allowed back into stadium. I don't know if it is a group of people, or the official scorekeeper making this decision, but they are complete idiots. No wander this team has a very good fielding percentage and the top in the league. When you have scorekeepers like we have not giving away errors, anybody could lead the league in fielding. They have done it all year and someone should report us(could Sam and David ask Ron to call the SEC office about our bushleague scorekeeper and see if we could get them to put pressure on Ole Miss officials for his removal. Bottom line, today there was a dropped ball by Jo. Henry and a mishandled ball Miiller and neither was called an error. Pathetic on Ole Miss's part.

(Sunday SID) OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebel offense came alive late, but the late rally wasn’t enough as No. 18 Ole Miss (33-20, 14-13 SEC) fell 9-7 to Kentucky (33-17-1, 12-14-1 SEC) on Sunday to drop the first home series of the season.

Ole Miss had won eight consecutive home series heading into the weekend. The last home series loss came at the hands of Vanderbilt in the opening weekend of conference play in the 2006 season.

Jordan Henry led the Rebels at the plate with a 2-for-5 performance as he scored two runs on the afternoon. Zack Cozart was 1-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run as he scored two runs and notched two RBI.

Nathan Baker (6-2) suffered the loss, his first in Southeastern Conference play, as he gave up five runs on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Only three of the runs scored against Baker were earned. Brett Bukvich, Justin Cryer and Cody Satterwhite all saw time on the mound for the Rebels to close out the game.