Arizona Baseball opens Tournament play against Ole Miss

Fresh off of a decent showing in the Pac-12 Tournament, Arizona Baseball (37-23,16-14) returns to action to take on Ole Miss to open Regional play. 

After losing to Stanford in the semi-finals of the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament last weekend, Arizona Baseball returns to action where the stakes get even higher.

Traveling to Coral Gables for an NCAA Regional showdown that features host Miami, Ole Miss, and Canisius, the Wildcats will have to play some of their best baseball if they are to advance.

The Wildcats will kick off baseball action on Friday morning when they take on No. 3 seed Ole Miss, and this will be a rematch of the 2021 Super Regional that was held in Tucson.

Coming in, Arizona’s offense has been playing well having scored 28 runs in four games during the Pac-12 Tournament. So if the offense can continue its strong play, I like the Wildcats’ chances.

However, where Arizona will need to have a better performance on the mound. We are all aware of the Cats’ pitching struggles at this point; however, if they can find a way to tighten things up, they have a great chance at advancing.

With that said, here’s a look at Arizona’s upcoming opponent.

Getting to Know the details of Arizona Baseball’s opponent, the Ole Miss Rebels.

Team: Ole Miss Rebels

Head Coach: Mike Bianco is currently in his 22nd season as skipper of the Rebels, having compiled an 854–484–1 record as head coach. So far, Coach Bianco has had a storied career, having made 18 postseason appearances with one College World Series appearance coming in 2014.

Before Ole Miss, Mike coached at McNeese State for three seasons, where he went 100–71. Overall, he is 954–555–1 as a head coach.

2021-22 Record: The Rebels are currently 32-22 (14-16) on the year and are fresh off a tournament loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC Conference Tournament.

Head-to-head Series: Arizona and Ole Miss have more recent history, with the Wildcats currently owning a 2-1 lead over the Rebels.

Last Meeting: The last time these two teams met was last year in the Super Regionals hosted in Tucson where the Wildcats beat the Rebels in three games.

Game information and details for Arizona Baseball:

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 17:55 P.M.

Location: Alex Rodriguez Park, Coral Gables, Fla. (5,000)

Television: ESPN+

Spread: N/A (Also, don’t forget to use WynnBet to enhance your overall betting experience)

Pitching Matchups: Arizona will turn to LHP Garrett Irvin (5-4, 3.22) for the start in game one, meanwhile Ole Miss will go with RHP Dylan DeLucia (5-2, 4.57).