Sunday, March 09, 2008

Not a Good Week

The Ole Miss baseball team rounded out a not so good week, losing the final of a three game series on the road at TCU. I did not get to listen to much of the game, but understand it was another example where the Rebels left way to many runners on base and the inablity to score.

The loss in the series hurts a little. I really expected us to win 2 0f 3 on the road and win this series. SEC play begins this weekend, and it is a very big one as the Rebels head to $tarkville to take on PolksDogs. I have not followed the Bulldogs too much this season to know how their team is going to be and who will be the stars for them this season. I will say, I like the time of year we are playing the Dogs. I would rather play them early than late in the season this year.

More of that preview later this week. In the meantime the Rebels will take on the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky in midweek action.

(UMAA Notes of TCU Game)
FORT WORTH, Texas – Cody Overbeck went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as No. 2 Ole Miss (10-3) couldn’t scratch out the run it needed in a 2-1 loss at TCU (7-5).

The Rebels, who had split a doubleheader with the Horned Frogs on Saturday, dropped the first series of the season with the loss.

Nathan Baker (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he worked 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Drew Pomeranz closed out the game, entering with a runner on third in the sixth who went on to score on an infield single.

Greg Holle (1-0) picked up the win as he worked 6.2 innings, allowing one run on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

“This is a tough park to get runs in, and when you get opportunities you have to make something happen,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “I thought our pitchers pitched well today, but we didn’t make things happen on the few offensive opportunities we had, and we have to learn to do that.”

Ole Miss left 11 runners on base for the game.