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It’s Star Wars night for Ole Miss baseball!

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May the squeeze be with you.

Original photo by Josh McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

What makes a night of drinking cheap beer at Swayze Field while (hopefully) watching the Diamond Rebs beat a very bad Louisiana-Monroe team even better? Fans waving plastic light sabers and dudes dressing up as Chewbacca!

Yep, the Force returns to Swayze on Tuesday as Ole Miss hosts its annual Star Wars night.

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So what can you expect out of Star Wars Night other than some spectacular Gray Hardison photoshops (see above) and Ole Miss probably striking out on breaking balls in the dirt against a club with a staff ERA of 6.27? Well, last year there were...

Imperial player photos for the opposing team...

Saber-dueling commentators...

And a very rad Bobba Fett...

This is actually a somewhat significant series for the Rebel Alliance, which is squarely on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament. ULM, which is a miserable 12-32 overall, comes in ranked 234 in the RPI, meaning the Rebs resume will take a hit just from stepping on the field with them. Lose one or both of these games and that drop goes a lot further.

How to watch both games

Tuesday

First pitch: 6:30 p.m. CT
TV: none
Online streaming: WatchESPN.com
Projected pitchers
Ole Miss: RHP Greer Holston (2-3, 3.38 ERA)
ULM: LHP Kyle Backofen (1-4, 7.86 ERA)

Wednesday

First pitch: 3 p.m. CT
TV: none
Online streaming: WatchESPN.com
Projected pitchers
Ole Miss: RHP Sean Johnson (0-0, 4.70 ERA)
ULM: RHP Stephen Morrison (0-0, 6.86 ERA)