OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Friday is opening day for the Ole Miss Rebels’ 2020 baseball season, welcoming the highly-touted Louisville Cardinals.
Larger programs, such as Ole Miss, often welcome smaller schools to help shake off the rust. Not this year.
Ole Miss sophomore pitcher Doug Nikhazy warming up the day before the 2020 opener versus Louisville. | Date: Feb. 13, 2020
National college baseball publications have ranked the Cardinals at, or near, the top of their preseason Top 25 polls. D1Baseball has the Cardinals at No. 1 and the Rebels at No. 25.
On Thursday, Rebel fans rushed the right-field bleachers at Swayze Field to grab a spot for Friday’s opening day, a sight that excites Head Coach Mike Bianco and his players.
The Rebels’ three-game series versus the Cardinals is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by a 1:30 p.m. first pitch on Saturday, and finally a noon start Sunday.
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