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Baseball Set to Open SEC Conference Play In Nashville

ESPNU_For Schedule

Thursday, March 16

6 p.m. CT

Friday, March 17

6 p.m. CT

SEC Network
Saturday, March 18

11 a.m. CT

SEC Network

Ole Miss: RHP Jack Dougherty

2-1, 5.00 ERA, 21 K, 6 BB

Vanderbilt: LHP Carter Holton

1-0, 2.21 ERA, 25 K, 7 BB

Ole Miss: RHP Grayson Saunier

1-0, 5.74 ERA, 21 K, 13 BB

Vanderbilt: LHP Hunter Owen

1-0, 3.20 ERA, 24 K, 8 BB

Ole Miss: LHP Xavier Rivas

4-0, 5.40 ERA, 23 K, 11 BB

Vanderbilt: LHP Devin Futrell

3-1, 2.87 ERA, 16 K, 8 BB
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  • The Rebels open SEC conference play this weekend in Nashville with a three-game series against No. 6 Vanderbilt
  • Ole Miss and Vanderbilt have not played a full series since May of 2021, when Ole Miss won 2-of-3 in Oxford
  • The Commodores won the last matchup between the two teams, beating the Rebels 3-1 in the first round of the 2022 SEC Tournament
  • This is the first time the Rebels have played in Nashville since 2018
  • Ole Miss moved up in five of the six national polls this week, with their highest ranking coming at No. 2 from the NCBWA
  • Over the weekend, Kemp Alderman and TJ McCants became the first pair of teammates to combine for six home runs in two-consecutive games since 1998
  • The Rebels hit 3+ home runs in three-consecutive games last week for the first time since the 2019 Oxford Regional
  • Last Saturday, Kemp Alderman gave Ole Miss their first true (9+ inning) walk-off since April 24, 2021 vs. LSU
  • Ole Miss is ranked ninth in the NCAA in batting average, 10th in fielding percentage, 13th in slugging percentage, 18th in home runs, and 19th in on-base percentage
  • Kemp Alderman is currently ranked top-five in the SEC in home runs, home runs per game, RBI, and RBI per game
  • Jacob Gonzalez has reached base in all 17 games of the 2023 season so far and is one of four Rebels with active double-digit on-base streaks
  • Mason Nichols has worked nine innings out of the bullpen for the Rebels, allowing just one earned run on three hits and earning two saves
  • The Rebels went 8-1 against the Big Ten Conference over the first four weeks of play with three wins each over…

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