Rebels to visit for Saturday doubleheader

Rebels to visit for Saturday doubleheader

Wintry weather in the area has delayed the baseball team‘s weekend series opener against perennial Omaha contender Ole Miss.

With the campus closed, the game will be rescheduled for a doubleheader Saturday at Lupton Stadium. Head coach Jim Schlossnagle was unavailable for comment.

Ole Miss will travel to Fort Worth ranked No. 2 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. The Rebels (9-1) are coming off of their first loss of the season Wednesday at home against Arkansas State, 7-5.

The Rebels feature an explosive offense led by a pair of sluggers, Logan Power and Cody Overbeck, who have each homered four times on the season. Power leads the team with 15 RBI, including one grand slam, with Overbeck knocking in 14 runs of his own.

TCU (5-4) squeaked past UT-Arlington 3-2 Tuesday and overcame two baserunning blunders late in the game to edge Texas State 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday.

Although the Frogs are in the middle of a six-game week, head coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday night he’s not worried about his pitchers’ arms against the Rebels.

“It doesn’t impact us a whole lot,” he said, but added that he was concerned whether reliever Andrew Cashner would be available for the series after throwing 73 pitches over the last two games.

Matt Carpenter delivered for the Frogs Tuesday, knocking in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth.

Brett Medlin was the hero Wednesday night, also delivering a bases-loaded single to end the game in 11 innings.

“I was thinking fastball and looking for something to drive,” the redshirt freshman said. “He threw it side-armed and it kept running in and I kept my hands inside and hit it into left field.”