Tigers-Rebels Rematch Postponed Until Wednesday Evening
April 3, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis Tiger baseball team (15-11, 3-6) will have to wait one more day before getting a chance for a regular season sweep of the Ole Miss Rebels (23-8-1, 9-3). Tonight's game was scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start in Oxford, Miss. but due to inclement weather, the game will be postponed until tomorrow Wednesday, April 4th in Oxford. The game time will remain the same.
Earlier this season, the Tigers knocked off the 21st ranked Rebels on March 21st, by a score of 3-1. The game featured an intense battle between the two Mid-South rivals and also possessed an added flair , since the game was held in downtown Memphis at AutoZone Park. For the Tigers, Ryan O'Malley got his second win of the year after allowing only one earned run off five hits while fanning three in five-and-two-thirds innings of work. Daniel Uggla went 1-for-4 with a solo home run over the wall in left-center after being selected as the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week, just two days prior.
The win snapped a six-game losing streak by Memphis at the hands of Ole Miss which dated back to the 1998 season. Memphis comes into tonights game sporting a 15-11 overall record after having taken two of three from C-USA opponent South Florida last weekend in Tampa. Ole Miss enters the game with a 23-8-1 mark, as the Rebels have gone 5-2 since losing to the Tigers and recently swept SEC foe Alabama, two weeks ago. Memphis hasn't been as fortunate and has slipped a bit, going 3-4 since topping Ole Miss but the Tigers did win the third game against USF in a dramatic comeback effort on Sunday.
The U of M will be looking to knock off the Rebels who were recently ranked #16 in the latest ESPN Collegiate Baseball polls. Memphis's only win against a ranked team was this years previous triumph over Ole Miss at AutoZone Park.