Putting a tough series loss to LSU and a subsequent midweek defeat to Mississippi State behind them, the No. 12 Ole Miss baseball team heads to Lexington to take on No. 17 Kentucky.
Having missed out on an opportunity last weekend to put themselves into the driver's seat as far as hosting in postseason play goes, the Rebs really need to take this one. I won't go all ESPN-during-the-NBA-playoffs and declare this a must-win just yet (seriously ESPN, you can't call every game from Game 2 on a must-win. You just can't), but they'll be playing catch-up in a crowded SEC if they lose.
Here's Aaron Fitt of Baseball America with the particulars:
The Rebels and Wildcats both reside inside the top 10 in the RPI, making them bona fide national seed contenders, but the SEC is so bunched together that either team could wind up as a top eight seed or on the road for regionals. This could be a high-scoring series in Lexington, as the Wildcats and Rebels rank first and second in the SEC in batting, and first and third in home runs.
As far as watching goes, only Saturday's game will be on TV (CSS). Fortunately, the folks in Lexington have been kind enough to share their live stream, so you'll be able to watch that through your Rebelvision account. (You don't have a Rebelvision account yet? Pay the 10 bucks already, Pete Boone.)
Here are your game times, pitching matchups and tune-in info: