Ole Miss Rebel Baseball takes on the Auburn Tigers at Swayze Field

The No. 16 Rebs return home after a disastrous week on the road.

This weekend the Rebels will see an uptick in the competition over UAPB when the Auburn Tigers come to Swayze. Auburn currently sits ahead of the Rebels in the division standings by a one half of a game. Auburn enters the weekend with an overall record of 19-11 and 5-4 in the SEC and, like the Rebels, have been somewhat of an enigma in conference play this season. They won two-of-three against Texas A&M and Tennessee, but lost two-of-three to Missouri.

The Tigers and Rebels have a lot of similarities, most notably of which is both team's batting average: a serviceable .299 overall. Auburn however does seem to show better patience at the plate than the Rebels, only striking out 1.33 times per walk. By contrast, the Rebels are striking out 2.1 times for every walk.

With this weekend being Grove Bowl weekend, we expect big crowds to help the Rebels win the series and get back on track after last weekend's disappointing performance in Tuscaloosa. If the Rebels have aspirations of hosting a regional this season then this weekend is critical. With trips to Starkville, Lexington and College Station looming on the schedule, the Rebels must take advantage of this challenge.

Our predictions:
Rebels win 2 of 3
Sikes Orvis goes yard twice
Chris Ellis pitches just four innings, but gets the win.
Red Cup wins 2, Blue Cup wins 1 and Yellow Cup continues to embarrass himself.

Auburn Individual Hitting Statistics

Name

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

Damek Tomscha

393

5

21

640

500

1/2/

11/12/

Jordan Ebert

388

0

16

417

425

5/9/

9/7/

Ryan Tella

350

3

10

490

417

10/14/

13/8

Blake Austin

290

1

20

376

370

3/4/

11/7/

Daniel Robert

288

0

8

348

390

1/2/

7/11/

Team

Average

HR

RBI

OBP%

SLG%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

299

11

135

383

389

53/78

137/103

Ole Miss Individual Hitting Statistics

Name

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

Austin Anderson

368

3

16

518

452

6/8/

10/13/

Will Allen

350

4

33

547

388

0/0

21/7

Brantley Bell

345

0

6

418

400

1/1/

9/3/

Austin Bousfield

336

3

20

488

396

10/10/

10/9/

Sikes Orvis

313

6

20

535

409

0/0

23/13

Team

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

299

21

148

409

369

42/56

185/88

Game Times, Media Details, and Pitching Matchups

Friday
6:30 PM
Dillon Ortman, Sr. RHP, (5-2 , 2.05 ERA, .239 Opp Avg)
Vs.
Chris Ellis, Jr. RHP, (4-0 , 1.91 ERA, .227 Opp Avg)
RebelVision

Saturday
4:00 PM
Keegan Thompson, Fr. RHP, (5-0 , 1.03 ERA, .142 Opp Avg)
Vs.
Christian Trent, So. LHP, (3-0 , 2.91 ERA, .209 Opp Avg)
RebelVision

Sunday
1:30 PM
Michael O'Neal, Sr. LHP, (2-2 , 3.38 ERA, .259 Opp Avg)
Vs.
Sam Smith, Jr. RHP, (3-2 , 2.36 ERA, .247 Opp Avg)
CSS/ESPN3

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