Claremore Daily Progress


March 15, 2013

Diamond Hogs open SEC play against Ole Miss at Baum Stadium


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ole Miss, 18-1 on the season and 5-0 on the road, enters conference play on an 11-game winning streak. The Rebels are coming off a two-game midweek sweep of ULM. Ole Miss’ only loss of the season came in a midweek contest vs. Memphis, a 4-3 loss. As a team, the Rebels are hitting .310 on the season, while the pitching staff has a 2.21 team ERA.

Offensively, the Rebels feature five players that are batting over .320, led by Stuart Turner, who leads the SEC with a .492 batting average and has hit two homers with 28 RBI. Austin Anderson has a .397 batting average with a homer and 18 RBI, while Auston Bousfield is hitting .333 with a home run and 10 RBI. Andrew Mistone has a .328 average with 16 RBI and Preston Overbey is batting .323 with a homer and 12 RBI.

On the mound, the Rebels are scheduled to start junior right hander Bobby Wahl in the series opener on Friday. Wahl, a preseason All-American, has a 4-0 record with a 1.99 ERA in four starts. Junior righty Mike Mayers will start Saturday’s contest. Mayers is 2-0 on the season and has a 1.52 ERA in four starts. Sophomore right hander Sam Smith will start the series finale. Smith has compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.70 ERA in four starts.

Out of the bullpen, Tanner Bailey has pitched in a team-leading 10 games and has not allowed a run in 11.2 innings. Bailey enters the weekend with a 1-0 record and two saves. Brett Huber has appeared in seven games and has a team-high six saves with a 1-0 record and a 1.35 ERA. Aaron Greenwood (2-0, 0.64) and Matt Denny (0-0, 0.77) have also pitched in seven games this season.

Arkansas and Ole Miss have met 70 times previously with the Razorbacks holding a 38-32 edge. The Razorbacks have a 17-14 advantage when the two teams meet in Fayetteville.

Series Schedule (Times Central and Subject to Change) – Fayetteville, Ark.

Friday, March 15 – 6:35 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 – 2:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 – 1:05 p.m.

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