Hey y'all. This posts marks the first of many weekly installments of what I'm calling Right Field Reveiew. My goal here is to provide a one-stop shop for those of you who may have let school, work, vacation, or what you may generally term "life" get in the way of being a good Rebel baseball fan. I'm still playing around with what all to include in this, so please offer whatever suggestions you may have in the comment thread.
Last week: 4-0
WED Ole Miss 15, Tennessee Martin 2
Ole Miss pounded out 15 runs on 18 hits to blow out the Seahawks in a mid-week mismatch. Five Rebels had multiple RBI, including Andrew Mistone (1-for-2, 3 RBI), who's bases-loaded double scored 3 and blew the game open during a 7-run 3rd inning. Sam Smith (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R) pitched 3 scoreless innings to earn the win, while Hawtin Buchanan (1 IP, 2 H, 2 R) struggled in his first appearance of the season, giving up the only runs of the game in the 6th.
FRI Ole Miss 8, Rhode Island 1
The Rebels scored 5 runs in the 1st inning and never looked back as they cruised to an easy win in the series opener. Will Jamison (2-for-3, 3 RBI) and Stuart Turner (0-for-4, 2 RBI) knocked in 5 of the team's 8 runs to power the offense. Bobby Wahl (5 IP, 2 H, 1 R) struggled with control but overcame an uncharacteristic 6 BB to grab his second win of the young season.
SAT Ole Miss 1, Rhode Island 0
A pinch-hitting Austin Knight (1-for-1, 1 RBI) drove in the game's only run with a two-out single in the 9th inning to give the Rebels a walk-off victory in a taught pitchers' duel. Mike Mayers (6 IP, 0 H, 0 R) threw 6 shout-out innings before being relieved. After Tanner Bailey put two men on with 1 out in the top of the 9th, Brett Huber (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) recorded a fly-out and a strikeout to get the Rebels out of the jam. A pop-up bunt and a caught stealing wiped out two base runners and threatened an epic WAOM collapse, but a Will Allen walk and Mistone (1-for-3, 0 RBI) single put Ole Miss back in business. A double steal put men at second and third and set up Knight's winning hit.
SUN Ole Miss 5, Rhode Island 3
Allen's (2-of-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI) first home run of the season powered another big first inning for Ole Miss, who outlasted URI en route to its second straight weekend sweep. The Rebels scored again in the 2nd and 3rd to make the score 5-1. Runs by the Rams in the 4th and 7th innings closed the gap to 2 before Huber (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R) shut the door in the 9th for his third save of the season. Aaron Greenwood (3 IP, 3 H, 1 R) recorded the win.
- The Rebels' 7-0 record marks the team's best start since 2008, when it began 9-0.
- The Ole Miss bullpen has allowed a combined 4 runs in 30.2 innings of work.
- Mistone's 5 RBI last week gives him nearly 25% of his 2012 total.
- TCU drops out of the top-25 after being swept for a second straight weekend, this time by #17 Cal State Fullerton.
Solo Cup Racin'!
WED...... Red Cup!
Red Cup: 3
Blue Cup: 4
Yellow Cup: 0
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