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Ole Miss Baseball: Rebels take on Southern Miss in Pearl

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An annual midweek classic takes place tonight in Pearl.

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The Rebels did what they needed to do this past weekend and improved to 21-4 and 4-2 in the SEC by sweeping Missouri (who might be the worst team in the conference - but we'll take it). Before taking on Alabama in Tuscaloosa, the Rebels will have to deal with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a mid week game at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi. The Golden Eagles are 12-12 on the season and Southern Miss, like Memphis, has given the Rebels trouble in recent memory in these mid week games.


Southern Miss has played three SEC teams this season (Alabama, Florida and Missouri) losing four of five, beating only Missouri once out of three in Colombia, Missouri. In other games of note, the Golden Eagles have beaten ULM and been swept by nationally ranked ULL. They have struggled at the plate this season as evidenced by their team .243 average and 2+ SO/BB ratio. However, the Rebels have not been lights out in the mid week games this year and usually Southern Miss is highly motivated to hand the Rebels a loss.



USM Individual Hitting Statistics
Name Avg HR RBI SLG% OBP% SB/ATT SO/BB
Matt Durst 312 3 16 519 365 0/1 16/6
Mason Robbins 284 3 22 495 337 0/0 17/7
Michael Sterling 266 0 7 304 370 4/5/ 15/7
Nick Dawson 265 0 9 277 323 0/0 7/5/
Tim Lynch 262 1 13 369 386 0/1 13/14


Team
Average HR RBI OBP% SLG% SB/ATT SO/BB
243 14 114 351 334 8/14/ 175/84


Ole Miss Individual Hitting Statistics
Name Avg HR RBI SLG% OBP% SB/ATT SO/BB
Brantley Bell 388 0 6 469 434 1/1/ 7/2/
Austin Bousfield 379 3 18 563 440 9/9/ 8/8/
Austin Anderson 362 2 11 489 456 6/7/ 6/12/
Will Allen 357 4 32 582 400 0/0 18/7
Sikes Orvis 309 6 14 556 417 0/0 17/12
Preston Overbey 301 2 12 434 333 0/1 16/2


Team
Avg HR RBI SLG% OBP% SB/ATT SO/BB
309 19 128 426 379 34/44 139/74

Ole Miss will throw Jeremy Massie (0-0, 0.00 ERA) who has only pitched six innings for the Rebels so far. He'll face sophomore Cody Carroll (1-0, 1.00 ERA) who has started two games, pitched 12.0 innings, struck out 13 while only walking four.