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Rebels Face Memphis Tigers on Banks of Mighty Mississippi

Photo courtesy Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

The Ole Miss Rebel baseball team travels up I-55 to take on the Memphis Tigers at AutoZone Park this evening with the first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m.

Ole Miss (14-14) comes into the week after dropping the weekend series to Arkansas, winning only Friday’s game 5-4. Throughout the series against Arkansas, freshman Kyle Watson was the Rebels’ first baserunner in all three games, drawing a walk in the second inning of each contest.

Rebel catchers Austin Knight and Henry Lartigue led the Ole Miss bats throughout last week as the duo combined to hit .444.

Ole Miss begins a stretch of playing eight of its next nine games against teams from Tennessee.

Memphis comes into the game at 17-6 this season after taking two-of-three from Houston to begin American Athletic Conference play. Memphis also split a pair of midweek games with Arkansas last week.

The Tigers are hitting over .300, led by a .356 clip from Kane Barrow. Senior Tucker Tubbs provides plenty of pop at the plate as the team’s leader in doubles (9), home runs (3) and RBI (24).

The probable pitching matchup for this evening showcases the arm of Evan Anderson for the Rebels and Alex Gunn on the mound for the Tigers. Both starters are southpaw hurlers.

Ole Miss and Memphis are no strangers to each other on the diamond as they have meet 141 times going into tonight. The Rebels hold a tight grip on the lead with a 90-51 advantage. Last season, the Rebels defeated the Tigers 9-1 in Memphis.

The Rebels will also host Memphis April 22.

Fans can listen to the game on the Ole Miss Radio Network or on olemisssports.com.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
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