Ole Miss is continuing its baseball season tonight, according to reliable and vetted sources. The Rebels will face the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks in a three-game set beginning tonight in the final non-conference series before SEC play begins next week.
The Rebs currently sit at 11-2 overall this season, winners of six straight, and are ranked No. 4 in the nation according to D1Baseball. The biggest storyline for Ole Miss heading into the weekend is the absence of Friday night hurler Doug Nikhazy who is dealing with a pectoral strain, so Gunnar Hoglund will be on the hill on Friday for the Rebels.
Anyway, since we are the premier baseball blog on the net, here are some things you should know about ULM ahead of their matchup with Ole Miss.
Location, enrollment and the like
Location: Monroe, Louisiana (duh)
Enrollment (according to factual source Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia): 8,854
Colors: Maroon and gold
Conference: Sun Belt
Cam Barlow (LHP) — Redshirt freshman out of Halls, Tenn., 1.00 ERA
Tylor Jans (RHP) — Sophomore out of Edmonton, Alberta (because, sure?), 7.94 ERA
Tyler Lien (LHP) — Redshirt junior out of Kirkwood, Mo., 4.50 ERA
Batters and such
Ryan Humeniuk (OF) — batting .364 with two home runs and three RBIs
Mason Holt (OF) — batting .343 with one home run and two RBIs
Andrew Beesley (OF/IF) — batting .273 with no home runs and three RBIs
Right fielder (for the student section) — Trace Henry
Trace is a Mississippi kid from Mooreville, so go easy on him, guys.
A few fast facts
- ULM has six players on its roster from Mississippi.
- According to Wikipedia, “ULM opened in 1931 as Ouachita Parish Junior College. Three years later it became the Northeast Center of Louisiana State University.”
- Tim McGraw and Doug Pederson are among notable alumni of ULM.