FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss baseball team takes to the field this weekend to open fall practice as the Rebels work in preparation of the 2010 season when Ole Miss will defend it’s 2009 SEC Championship.
The Rebels are coming off a seventh straight NCAA Tournament appearance after advancing to the NCAA Super Regional a year ago to face Virginia. It marked the fourth time in the last five seasons Ole Miss advanced to the Super Regional round. The Rebels are one of six teams to have advanced to a Super Regional at least five of the last six seasons and posted a 44-20 record on the way to the Southeastern Conference regular season title.
The 44 wins tied for second most in a season at Ole Miss with the 2006 team.
"It’s always exciting this time of year to get back out on the field," said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. "You can see the players are excited to get back out there and the energy is high. It’s an exciting time for the coaching staff as well, to see the new recruits in action and to see the returning players get back to work."
Ole Miss will hold their annual Scout Day this afternoon before taking the field for a regular practice at 10 a.m. on Saturday and close out the weekend with a scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Practices will run for the next seven weeks culminating in the annual Red-Blue World Series/Pizza Bowl the weekend of November 7.