Don't look now, but the Rebels are riding an 8 game win streak into this weekend's series with South Carolina. Ever since losing back to back one-run games to finish the LSU series, the Rebels have reeled off eight straight victories.
There has not been any sort of common theme throughout the victories; rather, it's been a combination of clutch hitting, solid pitching, and good 'ole determination that has gotten the job done.
The winning this week began last night with a 5-4 victory over the Privateers of New Orleans. The Rebel pitching staff provided a shutout tonight to win 7-0.
One Man to Beat will be providing a quality preview of the series with USC this weekend, but I would like to examine a couple of interesting stats from SEC play. You all see the averages they put on the jumbotron, but how are the players fairing in SEC play?
Jordan Henry leads the way with a .452 average.
Zach Miller .342
Matt Smith .333
Logan Power .293
Matt Snyder .286
As a team: .278
Scott Bittle 1.42 ERA
David Goforth 1.50 ERA
Jake Morgan 2.45 ERA
Drew Pomeranz 3.24 ERA
Brett Bukvich 94.50 ERA
9th in SEC in batting average with a .278
1st in SEC in pitching with a 4.46 ERA
3rd in SEC in fielding % with a .976
Jordan Henry is 3rd in SEC in batting average among players who have played in all 12 SEC games with a .452 (4th in hits)
Scott Bittle leads the SEC in ERA with a 1.42
Before you embarrass yourself and try to prove me wrong, remember that all of these stats are only from SEC games.