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Grillin' & Chillin': Ole Miss baseball falls to Southern Miss

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Ole Miss baseball slump got you down? Pork carnitas are here to save you.

The Diamond Rebs couldn't string anything together against the Southern Miss and ended their road stretch with a 5-1 loss. Ole Miss has now lost three of their last four games as they prepare to head back to Oxford to host Stetson this weekend. As if hearing from your USM grad cousin who cheers for MSU during football season wasn't enough during the holidays, you might have received a text from him that probably looked something like this:

Every time I see that hashtag, the last thing that comes to my mind is "Southern Miss To The Top." Personally, I can't help but start it with "Shaking my..." thanks to #SMH. Down in the comments, can you help me complete the thought process? Maybe it could be "Shaking my thick turvis tumbler."  I have no idea.

Swayze Swag levels:

RISING

Will Golsan: Will got his first start yesterday, methinks because of Tate Blackman's struggles. He had a base hit but also had two strikeouts. He showed his glove as well, fielding two double plays. The battle for 2B is officially interesting.

Swayze Field itself: Bring home the Rebs!

HOLDING STEADY

Rebel bullpen: There wasn't much consistency here. Jacob Waguespack came in during the sixth inning and immediately gave up a double which scored a run. He got one strikeout before being pulled for Scott Ashford. Scott threw four straight balls for the walk, prompting a sub by Drake Robison, who finished out the sixth with a K. Mitchell Babb and John Wesley Ray made their Rebel debuts in the seventh and eighth, respectively. Overall, the five pitchers out of the bullpen combined for just two runs off one hit with two strikeouts.

FALLING

Rebel bats: I have to give credit to USM pitcher Tate Cockrell, who went seven innings with only one walk (which became an out from caught stealing) and five strikeouts. The Rebs only had one multi-hit inning in the seventh, which also led to their lone run of the night. The Rebs are now second to last in the SEC with a team average of .251.

GRILLIN' AND CHILLIN'

Since the weather is still at Tom Cruise couch-jumping crazy levels, we are back indoors with a simple and cheap recipe that will provide you with plenty of leftovers. With pork butts at $1.99 pound, this will be one of the most bang-for-your-buck meals. You also get to set it in a crock pot in the morning, then reap the rewards when you get back from work/school and your entire house smells like Hispanic heaven. Some people knock the crock pot. I guess those people don't have jobs and can stare at their expensive dutch oven all day to make sure they don't ruin their food.

Pork Carnitas
  • one 4-5 lb. pork butt, or whatever will fit in your crock pot
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • hodgepodge mix of cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, salt, bay leaf
  • 2-3 limes
  • 2-3 oranges, or just some OJ
  • 1/2 cup tequila or vodka
Instructions
  1. Put the ingredients in the crock pot.
  2. Set the crock pot to low for 10 hours.
  3. Profit.
  4. If you're feeling dangerous, set the pork meat in the baking sheet and broil it for a couple minutes to crisp a bit.

See y'all at Swazye this weekend! Until then, I'm gonna go play some hockey in the ice covered Tad Pad parking lot.