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Ole Miss Baseball Adds Xavier Rivas

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

The Ole Miss baseball team, fresh off a national championship title, has added southpaw Xavier Rivas from the transfer portal for the 2023 class.

Rivas comes to Oxford from the University of Indianapolis, a division II school. This past season, the sophomore had a 2.24 ERA with 128 strikeouts and 0.99 WHIP for the First-Team All-America in 80.1 innings of work.

As a freshman, Rivas worked 25.1 innings on the mound with 29 strikeouts, which was tied for fourth-best on the team. In two outs against Maryville (4/3/21) and Lindenwood (5/15/21), he recorded seven strikeouts on the bump.

Rivas played high school ball at Portage and is a Portage, Indiana, native. In high school he was a three-sport star in wrestling, football, and baseball. On the diamond in his junior season, Rivas posted 62 strikeouts for the Indians in 46 innings thrown.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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