Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Rebels Return Resounds With Swayze Faithful

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The Rebels return from the CWS to cheering fans at Swayze on Sunday. All photos by HottyToddy.com photographer Sharon Hays.

The Rebels came home yesterday to cheers and smiles … and maybe a few tears.
After going all the way to the semifinals of the College World Series, the Rebels were beaten Saturday in an elimination game , 4-1 to the Virginia Cavaliers.
Yesterday in front of a healthy crowd at Swayze Field, the Rebel players and coaches thanked their adoring fans, while the Ole Miss faithful showed their appreciation for a magical season.
Pre-season prognosticators picked the Rebels to land near the bottom of the SEW West pack and the talented ballclub confounded the so-called experts. They took the SEC Western Division, won their own regional and then beat the powerful Louisiana Lafayette ballclub in the Ragin’ Cajuns own ballpark to get to the CWS.
Here are the memorable images from yesterday:
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Sikes Orvis and Will Allen are impressed by the crowd.

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The players and coaches file in.

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Third baseman Austin Anderson thanks the crowd.

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The Rebel crowd is big, loud and appreciative.

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Coach Mike Bianco addresses the crowd.

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Sikes Orvis is interviewed on his successful season at first base.

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Auston Bousfiled entertained the Swayze crowd all year in center field.

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A great freshman year for shortstop Errol Robinson.

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Errol’s fellow freshman J.B. Woodman is ready to be a star next year.

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Braxton Lee made a mohawk and a goatee marks of distinction in the Rebel lineup.

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They took this road a long way — further than anyone expected.

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The sign says it all!

 

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