Sunday, May 06, 2007


It was a disappointing weekend for the Ole Miss baseball team. The Rebels lost a series to the Tennessee Volunteers as the Vols took both the Friday and Saturday night games. Both of these games were one run losses, in which the Rebels had leads late in the game.

On Friday, the Rebels took a 2-1 lead into the ninth until pitcher Cody Satterwhite walked the bases loaded and eventually walked a run in. The next bat saw a UT bloop to the outfield to give them a win. Yesterday, Ole Miss was up 4-1 going into the seventh to watch UT go up 7-4. However a rally in the ninth saw the Rebels come ups short as they lost the game 7-6. The Rebels left runners on base in the ninth as the rally fell short due to strikeouts.

All in all it was the same old stuff. The Rebels got a tun of hits and could not find a way to get the runners home, as they continued to struggle get runners home that were in scoring position. Most fans saw the Rebels winning this series, winning 2 out of 3. So needless to say, most people are a little disappointed.

As of now the Rebels are in fourth place in the overall SEC standings. However there are two series to go. The Rebs have Kentucky this weekend, followed by a road trip to Arkansas. Those teams seeded above the Rebs have a little easier schedule than the Rebels path for the rest of the season. All in all there are two weeks of good baseball left, that this team is going to have to do some gut checking for if they want to continue the great postseason the last two teams have had.

(SID Sunday Report) OXFORD, Miss. -- It was another one run game on Sunday, but the Rebels stepped up to the challenge and come out on the winning side as No. 13 Ole Miss (32-18, 13-11 SEC) put down a bases loaded rally in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Tennessee (27-20, 10-12 SEC) by a score of 7-6.
With the win, the Rebels avoided the sweep in the weekend series.
Freshman southpaw Nathan Baker (6-1) picked up the win to remain undefeated in SEC starts this year as he worked 5.1 innings with three runs on seven hits as he walked four and struck out two. Cody Satterwhite picked up his third save of the year as he worked 2.1 innings with two runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts. He entered the game with the tying run on deck.

Sophomore Scott Bittle worked 1.1 innings in middle relief, squelching a Tennessee rally in the sixth inning as he worked 1.1 innings with a run on one hit with four strikeouts.

Lance McClain (5-5) suffered the loss for the Vols as he worked 3.0 innings, allowing three runs on three hits with a walk and no strikeouts.

Logan Power drove in three RBI on the day as he went 1-for-3 at the plate but also notched a sac fly. Cody Overbeck led the Rebels at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance as he scored three runs.

It marked the first time this season the Rebels have been outscored in an SEC series this season as Tennessee grabbed a pair of one-run wins in the first two games. Ole Miss out hit the Volunteers on the weekend as the Rebels have out hit their opponent in all but one series this season.