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Ole Miss baseball vs. Texas A&M: Online streaming, TV info and preview

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The final home series at Swayze has the Rebs at a crossroads.

Josh McCoy-Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss (29-20, 11-13 SEC) is in a really tough spot coming into the weekend. Things were beginning to look up for the Rebs, but after getting swept by Florida last weekend, they are in a must-win situation at home against Texas A&M. Even though they lost three to the Gators, their RPI is still sitting in a decent spot (No. 35) AND they can still get to .500 in conference play before heading to Hoover for the SEC Tournament. Mike Bianco’s club is going to have to really turn things around in a hurry if they are wanting to stay in a comfortable spot, postseason-wise. And they are facing two top 20 teams for their final two series to close out the regular season.

The No. 19 Aggies (34-15, 14-10 SEC) come to Oxford after allowing Mississippi State to back end a series in College Station. Despite being fourth in the West, Rob Childress’ squad is extremely talented and rank in the top six in most of the major offensive categories in the conference. The Aggies have now taken the top spot from Ole Miss in the ERA category in the SEC and are holding opponents to a .226 average. They’re led on the mound by Brigham Hill who is second in the league in wins (7) and sports an impressive 2.62 ERA.

At the plate, Braden Shewmake (.348, 7 HR, 57 BRI) sets the table and is making his case to be named SEC Freshman of the Year. Logan Foster and Nick Choruby are the main run producers for the Aggies, combining for 7 home runs and 46 runs batted in this season. A&M is solid top-to-bottom and hit it well as a team (.279 average), sporting six every day starters who hit .287 or better. The final home series will be a tough test for an Ole Miss baseball team that has been severely inconsistent at the plate all year and is beginning to show signs of struggling on the mound now. Not good timing iyam.

The numbers

Complete Ole Miss stats | Complete A&M stats

How to watch

Friday

First pitch: 6:30 p.m. CT
TV: none
Online streaming: WatchESPN.com
Projected pitchers
Ole Miss: RHP James McArthur (3-4, 3.99 ERA)
A&M: RHP Brigham Hill (7-3, 2.62 ERA)

Saturday

First pitch: 6 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online streaming: WatchESPN.com
Projected pitchers
Ole Miss: LHP Ryan Rolison (6-2, 2.19 ERA)
A&M: RHP Corbin Martin (5-3, 3.13 ERA)

Sunday

First pitch: 12 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online streaming: WatchESPN.com
Projected pitchers
Ole Miss: LHP David Parkinson (5-3, 3.66 ERA)
A&M: RHP Stephen Kolek (3-2, 3.31 ERA)