Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rebs & Tigers Close Season

Photo by Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Sports
Photo by Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Sports

The Rebels & The Tigers conclude the regular season down in Baton Rouge.

The Ole Miss baseball team wraps up the 2013 regular season this weekend against the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, La., with a series starting tonight.

No. 14 Ole Miss (35-18, 14-13 SEC) walk into the Tiger’s den at Alex Box Stadium after picking up a series win over their in-state rival, the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Rebels then dropped a 10-3 decision on Tuesday night at Southern Miss.

Stuart Turner leads the Rebels at the plate with a .389 average, while knocking in five home runs and a total of 46 RBI’s on the year so far.

No. 4 LSU (46-7, 21-6 SEC) enters the weekend after locking up the SEC Western Division Championship by taking two of three games from the Texas A&M Aggies in Aggieland.  The Tigers are led by freshman Alex Bregman with a .393 batting average.  Mason Katz brings the power and run production to the lineup with 13 home runs and a total of 63 RBI’s.

The probable pitching rotation for this SEC series tilt will showcase the arms of sophomore LHP Cody Glenn (tonight), junior RHP Kurt McCune (Friday) and junior RHP Ryan Eades (Saturday) for the Tigers.  Coach Mike Bianco will be sending Mayers, Smith and Bobby Wahl to the hill for the Rebels.

Ole Miss and LSU are no strangers to one another on a baseball field.  They have faced off  310 times. The Rebels trail the Tigers 164-146 in this storied series that dates back to the 1906 season.

Every pitch of this SEC showdown will be carried live on TV starting with tonight’s game on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m., Friday’s on CST at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday’s game on CBS College Sports at 12:00 noon..  Fans also can listen to the play by play on the Ole Miss Radio Network. – Adam BrownSports Editor of HottyToddy.com