Sunday, May 04, 2008

Rebs Lose Series at UGA

The Rebels lost the series at Georgia this weekend, in one they let get away. The Rebs lost by one on Friday night in a game in which they gave up three unearned runs. On Saturday they brought the heat late in the game to get a big win, but fell hard on Sunday to an 11-4 defeat. I did not watch or listen to most of the games, but it is my understanding Satterwhite is still not pitching well and our fielding problems and errors have not been corrected.

With that being said, the Rebs have six SEC games to go, and in my opinion a .500 record of 3-3 will have them crawling into Birmingham, a 4-2 record definitely gets them in and anything less they should go ahead and get ready for the 2009 season. Bianco's boys throughout the years are known for their up and down swings and hopefully an up swing of wins will come in the next month, but don't be surprised if this team does not make it to Birmingham.

One plus is that there are no mid week games this week, so the Rebs when not taking finals will be able to get some good practice in this week. The new NCAA rules which made the season more compact, led to fewer practice sessions and not much time to correct fundamentals. Let's hope more practice will help this team.

ATHENS, Ga. – The Rebels scored first on Sunday, but the Bulldogs answered with a barrage of home runs as No. 25 Ole Miss (31-19, 12-12 SEC) fell 11-4 to No. 8 Georgia on Sunday in the rubber match of the weekend series.Tim Ferguson and Cody Overbeck both hit home runs for the Rebels to pace the Ole Miss offense.Cody Satterwhite (3-5) suffered the loss as he allowed six runs – four earned – on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Three of the seven hits were home runs.Nathan Moreau (2-2) picked up the win for the Bulldogs as he held the Rebels to two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work.
“We competed hard and were really into the game, they just played a little better than we did,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “They did a few more things better and that got them the runs. That’s why Georgia is in the position they are in our league. They are a good ball club.”

Ole Miss will have the week off for final exams before hosting Auburn in a weekend series at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field First pitch on Friday is set for 6:30 p.m. in the final regular season home games for the Rebels