Thursday, May 10, 2007

Big Weekend

This weekend at Swayze Field brings another big weekend for the Ole Miss baseball team as the Kentucky Wildcats come to town. Many Rebel fans feel Bianco's team needs a sweep in order to keep their Regional host status alive. Ole Miss is coming off a disappointing weekend on the road at Tennessee in which they lost the series.

With this being the last regular season weekend at Swayze, it makes the games that much bigger. The Rebels have not had an SEC sweep this year, which has really kept the Rebels in the middle of the back in the SEC standings. It will not get any easier for the Rebels as they travel to a very good Arkansas team next week. So if they want a regular season SEC sweep they must do it this weekend.

Some pitching matchups below are from the SID release:

FRIDAY, 6:30 P.M.
UK - Chris Rusin (So., LHP, 4-3, 73.1 IP, 4.79 ERA)
OM - Will Kline (Jr., RHP, 5-1, 88.2 IP, 3.45 ERA)
NOTING KLINE: Kline took no decision for the seventh time this season as he left the last game with the Rebels holding a 3-1 lead over Tennesse. Kline has struck out 96 and walked 34 this year. Kline has made 13 starts this season, tied for the most on the team with Saturday starter Lance Lynn.

UK - Andrew Albers (Jr., LHP, 6-3, 65.0 IP, 4.71 ERA)
OM - Lance Lynn (So., RHP, 5-4, 86.0 IP, 2.83 ERA)
NOTING LYNN: A two-time SEC Pitcher of the Week, Lynn suffered his fourth loss of the season at Tennessee last week. His 106 strikeouts this year leads the team and moved him into fifth on the single season strikeout list. He has only walked 27 on the year to go along with the 106 strikeouts while leading all starters in ERA this season.

SUNDAY, 1:30 P.M.
UK - Greg Dombrowski (Jr., RHP, 4-2, 58.2 IP, 5.34 ERA)
OM - Nathan Baker (Fr., LHP, 6-1, 59.0 IP, 3.66 ERA)
NOTING BAKER: Baker makes his sixth SEC start against the Wildcats after posting a 3-0 record in five starts in SEC play. Baker has picked up wins against Georgia, LSU and Tennessee since moving into the starting rotation with no decision recorded against #4 South Carolina and #17 Mississippi State.