Ole Miss Rebel Baseball: Alabama Crimson Tide Series Preview and Open Thread

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Rebels turn it around this weekend and take the series from the Alabama Crimson Tide?

BeardedGinger and Fit4LifeLLC have, once again, dedicated their time and expertise to making this preview happen. They're good Rebels and damn fine Americans, so show them your appreciation.

Game Times:

  • Friday - 6:30 PM CDT
  • Saturday - 4:30 PM CDT (Will be broadcast on CSS)
  • Sunday - 1:30 PM CDT

Alabama's Probable Starters:

Friday - Charley Sullivan (Sr. RHP) - Charley Sullivan (Oxford, MS product) is currently having a pretty solid season. Sullivan is currently 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA through 8 starts. Through 50 innings, Charley has allowed 18 runs (14 earned) off 50 hits. He has also struck out 45 while walking 12. Opponents are hitting .266 against him this season. Charley is going to give up hits, but doesn't give up many runs (18 runs scored off 63 base runners).

Saturday - Justin Kamplin (Soph. LHP) - Justin Kamplin will be making his first start of the season this weekend against the Rebels. In 13 appearances out of the pen, Kamplin is 0-0 with a 4.34 ERA. Through 18.2 innings pitched, Kamplin has allowed 10 runs (9 earned) off 12 hits. He has struck out 19 and walked 6 men. Opponents are hitting .176 against him. Unlike Sullivan, Kamplin doesn't give up many hits, but he has given up a fair amount of runs.

Sunday - Spencer Turnbull (Soph. RHP) - Turnbull (another MS product, Madison Central to be exact) has also had a fairly solid season thus far. Turnbull is currently 4-1 with a 2.22 ERA. Through 48.2 innings pitched, Turnbull has allowed 17 runs (12 earned) off 50 hits. He also has 27 strikeouts to go along with 17 walks. Opponents are hitting .286 off him this season. As with Sullivan, Turnbull allows a good amount of base runners but doesn't allow many of them to score as just 17 of the 67 men he has put on base have ended up scoring.

Team Pitching Ranks in Conference:

  • 6th in ERA (2.88) (OM 5th at 2.81)
  • 8th in opposing batting average (.249) (OM 6th at .244)
  • 5th in strikeouts (259) (OM 7th with 252)
  • 11th in hits allowed (284) (OM 6th with 267)
  • 10th in runs allowed (130) (OM 5th with 116)
  • 12th in walks allowed (135) (OM T-9th with 122)
  • T-7th in HR allowed (13) (OM T-7th with 13)
Alabama Hitting:

Team .284 9 151 .352 .359
Brett Booth .300 3 23 .417 .404
Georgie Salem .286 0 16 .307 .363
Ben Moore .286 2 20 .413 .367
Kyle Overstreet .277 0 23 .336 .362
Austen Smith .274 3 20 .398 .339

Alabama Hitting against SEC:

Team .254 2 53 .319 .347
Brett Booth .340 1 9 .496 .396
Mikie White .333 0 7 .359 .426
Georgie Salem .314 0 6 .353 .386
Ben Moore .292 0 7 .438 .340
Kyle Overstreet .289 0 6 .356 .347
Kenny Roberts .283 0 4 .326 .370

The open thread begins now, y'all.


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