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Get to know your Ole Miss baseball opponent: ULM Warhawks

The pride of Monroe is rolling into Oxford tonight to begin a three-game set.

Louisiana Monroe Khampha BouaphanhFort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

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

Mascot: Warhawks

Conference: Sun Belt

Record: 5-4

Weekend rotation

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.