Monday, May 29

Second Time's The Charm

Ole Miss Rebels: SEC Baseball Champions!

Box Score

Birmingham - In Ole Miss' second consecutive trip to the championship game, the Rebs cashed in and took home the grand prize.
The atmosphere was electric! Ole Miss brought a football-like crowd from all corners of The South. Of the roughly 9,000 in attendance, about 8,000 were Rowdy Rebels. It was reported that Hotty Toddies were heard as far away as The Riverchase Galleria.

No, not really. But it was pretty damn loud.

We chanted, screamed and cheered, from the two-run first to the four-run ninth. Mark Wright (tournament MVP) put the perfect cherry on top with a three run bomb in his final at bat to break The SEC Tournament record for RBIs (while only playing 4 games).

Ole Miss now returns to Oxford to host it's third straight regional.

So much for a rebuilding year.

The Road:

  • Loss To eventual National Champion, Texas in the 2005 Super Regionals
  • Eight Rebels Drafted
  • Recruits going straight to the Pros
  • An All New Pitching Rotation
  • A Rebuilding Year
  • Starting 1-5 in League Play
  • 13-11 Overall


  • An 11 Game Win Streak
  • 17-13 In League Play
  • An SEC Tournament Birth
  • Routing Arkansas, LSU, Bama and Vandy - Consecutively
  • 39 to 10 for the Tournament
  • Hottest Team In the Best League
  • Tournament MVP - Mark Wright
  • 40-20 Overall
  • Best Record in the SEC over the Last Four Season
  • Hosting a Regional for the Third Straight Season
  • SEC Champions!

...To Be Continued...

A few of the articles praising Bianco, The Diamond Rebels and Their Fans:

AP Write Up
Ole Miss Mania Takes Over Hoover Met - Segrest


  1. You need to change the title of this to Ole Miss: SEC tourney champs. Saying Ole Siss won the baseball championship is incorrect. That honor goes to Kentucky and Alabama.

  2. Are you they same whiner that corrected my grammar earlier?

    Dude, this isn't the New York Times.

    Ole Miss won the SEC Tournament Championship in Baseball hence the SEC Baseball Champs and/or Best SEC Baseball Team.

    Bama's kinda like The Braves: great regular season, but, Oh come the playoffs.

    If Alabama could have handled Ole Miss on their home turf then maybe they would be SEC Baseball Champions. You never know, we might get a rematch in Omaha.