Heading into the 2016 season, the Ole Miss baseball team will be nationally ranked once again. The Rebels found themselves at No. 24 in Baseball America’s Top 25, as the baseball publication released its preseason ranking Monday morning.
Ole Miss returns a veteran squad to the field for the upcoming season, featuring six position starters and one starting pitcher. First baseman Sikes Orvis and catcher Austin Knight are the only position starters lost to graduation. The Rebels also welcome in 16 newcomers, featuring 13 freshmen and three junior college transfers.
After playing the nation’s toughest schedule last season, the 2016 Rebels will face six teams ranked in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25, including No. 2 Louisville traveling to Oxford for a weekend series, Feb. 26-28. Ole Miss will battle ranked foes Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Coastal Carolina on the road, while hosting LSU and Kentucky for conference series.
Ole Miss will kick off the 2016 season at home versus Florida International, Feb. 19. First pitch of the three-game series is set for 4 p.m. and can be seen on SECN+.
Season tickets for the 2016 Ole Miss baseball season are on sale at OleMissTix.com.
2016 Baseball America Preseason Top 25 Rankings
3. Texas A&M
5. Oregon State
9. Oklahoma State
17. Florida State
19. North Carolina State
20. Mississippi State
22. Cal State Fullerton
23. Coastal Carolina
24. Ole Miss
Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information