Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Diamond Rebels break into top 10

A day after returning home from the Plains of Auburn with a series win over the Tigers, the Ole Miss Rebels broke into the top 10 in the national rankings with the latest edition of Collegiate Baseball’s poll on Monday. The Rebels are ranked No. 10 in the latest edition of the rankings.

Ole Miss (21-9) is off to its best start since the 2005 season saw the Rebels post an identical record through the first 30 games of the season. The year, Ole Miss also opened Southeastern Conference play winning two of its first three series with the only series loss coming on the road against Vanderbilt.

The Rebels play four games at home this week beginning with a non-conference showdown with Arkansas State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Ole Miss defeated the Indians on the road earlier this season by a score of 14-1 in a game that saw the Rebels pound out 21 hits, including an inside-the-park home run from freshman outfielder Jordan Henry.

Arkansas State enters the mid-week match-up coming off a series loss on the road at Florida Atlantic. The Indians are 11-18 on the year and have posted a 4-8 conference record competing in the Sun Belt.

Ole Miss will continue to play at home this weekend when the Rebels welcome the Georgia Bulldogs to town for a three-game series. Ole Miss and Georgia will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Georgia will play a two-game set with Clemson before heading to Oxford.

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