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Rebel Roundup - 5/24/10

Tigers down Ole Miss to close regular season play | The Times Daily
Nothing to see here. Nothing to get upset over. Nothing embarrassing or tragic. Nope. It's just the first time Ole Miss has been swept at home since 2003 and the first time Auburn has won the SEC West in a billion years (rough estimate). That's all. Yes, this will be covered later.

Ole Miss earns sixth seed in SEC baseball tournament | The Commercial Appeal
A few weeks ago, we were all but a sure thing to win the West and snag the #2 seed. Eesh...

SEC Baseball Crowds Set New Record | 
On a somewhat brighter note, after setting a new regular season record, the SEC is positioned to go over 2 million in paid attendance after NCAA Regionals for the first time in history. Ole Miss is third in the conference with a total paid attendance of 231,818 on the at an average of 6,818 a game. LSU is tops on the season with over 10K per game, while Tennessee is last at about 1,6K a game.

Pro scouts flock to Madison to eyeball Jaguars' Bolden | The Clarion-Ledger
Why should we care about a star offensive weapon from Madison Central?

The buzz around Bolden has continued to grow to where the senior right fielder and Ole Miss signee ranks with Richton shortstop/right-handed pitcher and LSU signee JaCoby Jones as the state's top high school prospect for Major League Baseball's three-day amateur draft that begins June 7.

It's been a college I always wanted to go to...I grew up watching their games and admiring their players.

I'm picturing another David Renfroe type situation, that is, he's just too good to waste three years in college, but if he gets picked up a bit later than anticipated he will be an excellent addition to a team starved for offensive power.