The Ole Miss baseball team is no longer perfect after dropping a Sunday game against Georgia State over the weekend, but they'll get a chance to bounce back during a two-game mid-week set against Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday and Wednesday.
ULM is 4-3 so far this season and is coming off a 2-1 week at the Carmel Inn Showdown in Thibodaux, La., whatever the hell that is. The Rebs lead the all-time series 28-10-1 and are 16-6 in Oxford.
The Ole Miss Radio Network (channel listings here) will broadcast both games, and you can watch live with Rebelvision. If you're into baseball and you don't have Rebelvision, get it now. I don't subscribe to Rebelvision for most of the year (football and basketball games are all on TV, so there's really no point), but I do grab it for baseball. It's just $10 a month, so you can shell out 30 bucks and get to watch every home game (and listen to every away game) for the entire season.
Updated final: Ole Miss 5, ULM 4
Hoooooly hell that was lucky. The Rebels came into the ninth inning trailing 4-3 after a rather dismal day at the plate, but managed to load the bases with one out. Dalton Dulin then hit into what looked like it would be a game-ending double play, but managed to beat the throw at first and tie the game. The next batter hit a soft grounder to second, but he botched the throw and Ole Miss walked off with an unearned run.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
4 p.m. CT
Jacob Waguespack will take the mound for his second start of the season after picking up a win against UT-Martin last week. He needed an inning-ending double play to escape a bases loaded jam in the first, but settled down to allow two total hits and no runs over four innings. He'll face Monroe righty Alex Hermeling, who hasn't allowed a run in six innings pitched.
Here's the starting lineup for Tuesday:
2/25 Lineup vs ULM: Lee 7; Bousfield 8; Anderson 5; Allen DH; Orvis 3; Woodman 9; Knight 2; Robinson 6; Dulin 4; Waguespack 1.— Coach Mike Bianco (@CoachMikeBianco) February 25, 2014
Updated final: Ole Miss 4, ULM 3
Man is Monroe terrible at the end of tight games. For the second day in a row, ninth-inning mistakes from the Squak 'Ems allowed the Rebels to pull off a walk-off win. An error and a wild pitch put freshman Brantley Bell on second, and a sac bunt moved him to third. After ULM intentionally loaded the bases, Will Allen delivered a game-winning shot through the six hole on the first pitch of the at-bat. Just for the LULZ, I'll mention that Allen's hit came off a dude named Tyler Bray.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
4 p.m. CT
Bianco hasn't named his starter for Wednesday yet. Monroe will throw senior right-hander Jared Dye, who's making his first start of the season.