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Rebels Open 2014 Season at Swayze Against UT-Martin

Photo by Peyton Spear
Photo by Peyton Spear

The Ole Miss baseball team starts their 2014 season at Swayze field today, hosting the UT-Martin Skyhawk’s. The first pitch is slated for 4 p.m.
Ole Miss enters toady’s game after sweeping the Stetson Hatters over the weekend. Senior catcher Will Allen had a breakout performance against the Hatters, ending the weekend with a .545 batting average, two homeruns and 10 RBI’s through 11 at bats. Allen was rewarded as the SEC Player of the Week.
Coach Mike Bianco’s team successfully debuted nine players over the weekend.  Braxton Lee, Errol Robinson and J.B. Woodman found themselves in the starting lineup.
UT-Martin comes to Oxford after dropping three hard-fought games to the University of Alabama-Birmingham this past weekend. The Skyhawk’s are lead at the plate by Fletcher Johnson, who is batting a .308 with one run and a RBI.
As a club, UT-Martin is hitting with a .155 average with a trio of Skyhawk’s hitting .300.
For today’s game, the Rebels will send sophomore RHP Jacob Waguespack to the hill while the Skyhawk’s are going with junior RHP Jackson Zurabin.
The Rebels and the Skyhawk’s will be meeting for the 16th time on the diamond. Ole Miss owns the series with a 14-1 lead. The series began back in 1992 and last season the Rebels won the game 15-2.
–Adam Brown, Sports Editor of HottyToddy.com adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

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