Meet the Team

2016
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Jason Barber
31
RHP
6-0 190
Oxford HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oxford High School where he was a four-year letterwinner and was coached by Chris Baughman … Tallied 35 wins with a 1.25 ERA in 281.0 innings over his high school career … Named a 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Earned second team All-USA honors by USA TODAY … Two-time Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year … Tabbed as a top-500 prospect by Perfect Game, including the No. 8 player in the state of Mississippi … Collected 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and second team Southeast All-Region accolades … Went 10-2 with a 1.08 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 78.0 innings as a senior, helping secure back-to-back state championships for Oxford High … Named first team All-USA Mississippi by USA TODAY … Tabbed first team all-state as a senior … Also hit .330 with five home runs and 37 RBI … Selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2016 … Pitched 78.0 innings without allowing a run in 2015, leading his team to a 5A state championship … Named an ABCA/Rawlings second team All-American as a junior … Held a 2.11 ERA as a sophomore and a 2.14 ERA as a freshman.

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Korey Bell
38
RHP
6-5 230
Brentwood HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brentwood High School where he lettered three years and was coached by Bill Moore … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Rated as the No. 11 player in the state of Tennessee, including the No. 5 right-handed pitcher … Tabbed a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and second team Southeast All-Region player… Two-time all-district honoree, earning first team honors as a senior and second team honors as a junior … As a senior, tallied 56 strikeouts to go along with a 1.02 ERA in 41.0 innings on the mound … Also hit .376 as a senior with seven home runs and 19 RBI … As a junior, named a Perfect Game high honorable mention Underclass All-American … Collected all-district tournament team honors during his sophomore season … Was an honor roll student all four years of high school.

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Tate Blackman
4
IF
6-0 195
Lake Brantley HS

2016: Second Team All-SEC … Started at second base in all 62 games, one of four Rebels to play in every game … Hit .322 with 74 hits, 48 runs, 38 RBI, 13 doubles, three home runs and a pair of triples … Led the SEC in sacrifice flies (7), ranking 19th in the nation … Tallied 21 multi-hit games throughout the season … Reached base in 58 of 62 games … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Hit .538 in the weekend series versus the Wildcats (5/12-5/14) … Recorded a career-high four RBI against Kentucky (5/14) … Hit 7-for-12 in the series win over No. 8 LSU while smacking his first career triple and scoring five runs over the three games (4/28-4/30) … Tallied at least one hit in each game of the series against No. 5 Mississippi State (4/1-4/3) …  Went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a double against UAB (3/15) … Doubled twice and recorded three RBI in an 8-2 victory over eventual national champion and then-No. 18 Coastal Carolina (3/5) … Hit .600 and recorded three multi-hit games versus FIU (2/19-2/21) … Hit his first career home run in the first game of the 2016 season against FIU (2/19) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Started both games at second base … Went 1-for-4 in the opener versus Utah (6/3).

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Bryce Blaum
3
IF
5-10 185
Clements HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Clements High School where he lettered three years and was coached by Israel De Los Santos … Hit .410 with 10 home runs and 58 RBI while stealing 41 bases over his high school career… Named 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and first team Texas All-Region … Slated as the No. 35 player in the state of Texas by Perfect Game … Played in the 2016 Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game … Earned first team all-district honors after hitting .440 as a senior … Tabbed a 2015 Perfect Game second team Underclass All-American … Was a member of the USA Baseball U-17 National Team Development Program … In his first season on varsity, named first team all-district with a .420 batting average.

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Colby Bortles
25
IF
6-5 225
Oviedo HS

2017: Preseason All-American, Third Team (Collegiate Baseball)

2016: Played and started in all 62 games, one of four Rebels to play in every game … Made 61 starts at third base and one start at first base … Hit a team-high 21 doubles, second in the SEC and fifth-most in a single season in school history … Ranked 15th in the conference with 50 RBI and produced 14 multi-RBI games … Belted eight home runs, boasted a .475 slugging percentage and walked 31 times, second on the team in each category … Hit by a pitch 10 times throughout the season, a team high … Selected to the SEC All-Tournament team after producing four doubles for a team-high eight RBI throughout the week … Went 3-for-4 with a two RBI and a homer versus No. 8 LSU (4/30) …. Blasted his fifth home run of the season to help shift the momentum in the Sunday sweep against Auburn (4/24) … Hit three doubles in the weekend series against Arkansas (4/8-4/10) … Added a multi-hit game in the series finale against No. 5 Mississippi State, with three RBI on the day (4/3) … Had two multi-hit games against Grambling, going 6-for-10 with three doubles, one home run, four runs and six RBI (3/13) … Tallied at least one hit in each of the three games of the Chanticleer Classic (3/6) … Ripped his first homer of the season against Ball State (3/4) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Named to the NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team … Started both games at third base … Went 2-for-4 with a home run against Tulane (6/4) … COLLEGE HOME RUN DERBY: One of eight players invited to compete in the 2016 College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska … Hit 10 home runs in one round of the event.

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Parker Caracci
65
RHP
6-0 200
Jackson Prep

2016: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Jackson Preparatory School where he lettered three years and was coached by Chuck Box … Led his team to a combined 102-8 record in his three-year high school career … Named a 2015 Louisville Slugger High School Second Team All-American by Baseball America … Named 2015 Honorable Mention All-Region (Southeast) and rated the 24th-best player in Mississippi by Perfect Game … Earned first team all-conference accolades as a junior and senior … Named all-state honorable mention by The Clarion-Ledger … Also lettered in football for three years as a wide receiver.

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Chase Cockrell
11
IF
6-3 215
Oak Grove HS
Hinds CC

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent one season at Hinds Community College where he was coached by Sam Temple … Led the team in hits (60), runs (45), doubles (19), home runs (6) and slugging percentage (.564) while playing in 47 games as a freshman … Earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State first team honors … Finished second on the team in batting average (.335) and RBI (30).

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Thomas Dillard
6
C
6-0 215
Briarcrest Christian HS
Oxford HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Briarcrest Christian High School in Cordova, Tennessee, where he earned three letters before moving to Oxford, Mississippi to attend Oxford High School as a senior, earning another letter under head coach Chris Baughman … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Tabbed as the No. 77 player nationally as well as the No. 3 player in Mississippi, including the state’s top catcher, by Perfect Game … Posted a .388 batting average with 35 doubles, 17 triples and 33 home runs throughout his high school career … Earned 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball … Collected Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-America and Southeast All-Region first team accolades … Named the 2016 Mississippi Player of the Year by Perfect Game … As a senior, hit .438 and led the nation with 16 home runs to help Oxford earn its second straight state championship … Named USA TODAY’s Mr. Baseball in the state of Mississippi, also earning first team All-USA honors … Selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2016 … Played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field … Competed in the 2015 Area Code Games … Hit .406 with 12 doubles, seven triples and nine homers as a junior … Also lettered in football and bowling … Graduated with honors, landing on the honor roll and serving as a member of National Honor Society.

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Will Ethridge
20
RHP
6-4 210
Parkview HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Parkview High School where he lettered three years and was coached by Jed Hixson and Chan Brown … Selected in the 35th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners … Ranked as the No. 49 prospect in the nation as well as the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia by Perfect Game … Posted a 23-5 record with a 1.65 ERA, 119 strikeouts and 21 walks in 148.0 innings throughout his high school career … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 137 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 176 draft prospect by MLB.com … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Collected 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball … Earned 2016 Rawlings Perfect Game second team All-American accolades after going 6-3 with a 1.21 ERA and 49 strikeouts over 52.0 innings as a senior … Went 13-0 as a junior, including a win in the Georgia 6-A State Championship game that gave the team a No. 1 national ranking to end the season … Participated in the 2015 East Coast Professional Showcase, featuring some of the nation’s top prospects.

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Brady Feigl
39
RHP
6-5 215
Parkway Central HS

2016: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Went 4-0 with a 3.76 ERA in 26 relief appearances, the second-most outings on the team and most by a freshman … Recorded 39 strikeouts to rank second among Rebel relievers … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Collected the victory in relief versus Auburn (4/22) … Threw 5.1 innings of relief against No 5 Mississippi State for a career-long outing (4/2) … Picked up the second win of his career in the team’s victory over Tennessee (3/19)… Earned his first career win against Grambling, going 1.1 innings without allowing a run (3/13)… Pitched two scoreless innings in the Rebels’ win over eventual national champion and then-No. 18 Coastal Carolina (3/5) … Made his return to the mound after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015, tossing a scoreless inning and striking out three (2/21) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Pitched 0.2 innings against Utah (6/3).

2015: Redshirted due to Tommy John surgery.

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Michael Fitzsimmons
32
IF
6-1 215
Memphis University School

2016: Played in 43 games, making 29 starts … Split time with Holt Perdzock as the team’s designated hitter, starting in the lineup 28 times … Hit .265 with seven doubles and three home runs … In a midweek win over Memphis, smacked his third home run of the year, the second of back-to-back homers in the sixth inning (4/19) … Hit his second career homer while going 2-for-3 with two RBI against Tennessee (3/19) … Went 2-for-2 versus SEMO, raking a double and blasting his first career home run as a pinch hitter (3/8) … Tallied his first hit as a Rebel against Cincinnati (3/6) … Made his Ole Miss debut against FIU after redshirting the 2015 season (2/21).


2015: 
Redshirted.

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Nick Fortes
7
C
6-1 210
Deland HS

2016: Played in 17 games, making 11 starts behind the plate … Went 7 of 36 on the season for a .194 average with seven runs … Caught seven runners stealing, second-most on the team … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Scored a career-high three runs against UAPB (5/4) … Recorded his first career multi-hit game in a midweek win over Murray State (4/20) … Made his first career start behind the plate and collected his first hit as a Rebel against Memphis (3/2) … Made his debut Ole Miss debut against FIU and knocked in a run (2/21).

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Will Golsan
8
IF
6-1 185
New Hope HS

2016: One of four Rebels to play in all 62 games … Made 61 starts (60 at first base, one in left field) … Hit .273 with 11 doubles, three home runs and two triples … Recorded 45 runs (third on team) and 31 RBI … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Went 3-for-5 against Kentucky (5/13) … Ripped a two-run homer at Memphis for his third of the season (4/19)… Tied his career-high with four RBI in the series finale versus No. 21 Arkansas (4/10)… Added another multi-hit game, going 3-for-6 with two RBI and a double in the series rubber match against Tennessee (3/20)… Blasted his second career home run against SEMO, going 2-for-4 on the night with two RBI and two runs (3/9)… Scored twice versus Cincinnati in the final game of the Chanticleer Classic (3/6)… Drove his first career home run over the left field fence in the series-clinching victory over No. 2 Louisville (2/28)… Hit a three-RBI double with the bases loaded to increase the Rebels’ lead to four (2/20) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Started both games at first base, batting second … Went 2-for-4 with two RBI versus Utah (6/3).

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Connor Green
18
RHP
6-4 220
St. George's Independent School

2016: Made 20 appearances, all out of the bullpen … Posted a 2.73 ERA with 37 strikeouts over 33.0 innings … Limited opposing hitters to a .213 average … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Pitched a career-high 4.1 innings of relief against No. 2 Texas A&M, recording seven strikeouts for a new career high (5/20) … Tossed a pair of scoreless frames and recorded three strikeouts against No. 3 Mississippi State (4/26) … Pitched 2.0 clean innings against Murray State, not allowing a single hit and striking out five (4/20) … Tossed 2.1 scoreless frames versus UT Martin (3/22) … Struck out three over 2.0 innings against UAB (3/16) … Threw 2.1 innings against Grambling and allowed only one hit while striking out two (3/11) … Made his Rebel debut against FIU (2/21) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Pitched 0.2 innings against Tulane (6/4).

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Greer Holston
12
RHP
6-4 210
IMG Academy

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Saint Stanislaus College before transferring to IMG Academy where he was coached by Chris Sabo … Ranked a top-200 player in the nation by Perfect Game, including the No. 4 player in the state of Mississippi and best right-handed pitcher in the state … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American … As a senior, went 6-2 with a 1.02 ERA on the mound while hitting .360 at the plate … Competed in both the Area Code Games and the East Coast Professional Showcase in 2015 … Named 2015 4A Player of the Year in Mississippi after leading Saint Stanislaus to a state championship … Posted a 12-1 record with 99 strikeouts and a 0.91 ERA over 72.0 innings …Participated in the 2015 Sun Belt All-Star Classic in Oklahoma … Tabbed a Perfect Game first team Underclass All-American as a junior … Played in the 2014 Area Code Games.

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Cooper Johnson
13
C
6-0 205
Carmel Catholic School

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Carmel Catholic High School where he lettered three years and was coached by Bill Taylor … Selected in the 28th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 56 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 68 draft prospect by MLB.com … Ranked the best player from the state of Illinois, including the No. 39 recruit by Perfect Game … Tabbed a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game first team All-American and first team Central All-Region … Won a gold medal at the 18-and-under World Cup as a member of Team USA … Played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … As a senior, named the conference’s defensive player of the year for his superb play behind the plate … Earned all-state honors in 2016 … Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree … Hit .342 over his high school career, adding 33 doubles, 33 runs and 88 RBI … Competed in the 2015 Area Code Games … Earned 2015 Underclass All-American first team honors after hitting .382 as a junior.

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Sean Johnson
33
RHP
6-7 230
Iowa Western CC

2016: Made 10 appearances, including nine starts on the mound … Logged 32.2 innings and posted a 3-1 record with a 4.96 ERA … Threw 4.0 innings in his Sunday start against Alabama, allowing one run on four hits (4/17) … Earned his third straight win and threw six scoreless innings against Cincinnati, allowing just one hit and retiring the final 17 batters he faced (3/6) … Picked up his second win in a row versus No. 2 Louisville to give the Rebels the series victory (2/28) … Made his return to the mound after Tommy John surgery and earned the win against FIU as the Sunday starter (2/21).

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Grae Kessinger
15
IF
6-2 190
Oxford HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oxford High School where he was a four-year letterwinner and was coached by Chris Baughman … Selected in the 26th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres … Ranked as the No. 74 prospect in the nation and No. 2 in the state of Mississippi by Perfect Game … Named a 2016 Louisville Slugger second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Named 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-American and first team Southeast All-Region … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 143 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 167 prospect by MLB.com … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … Named second team All-USA Mississippi by USA TODAY … Played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field where his grandfather, Don, was the Chicago Cubs’ starting shortstop for 11 years … Four-time all-state shortstop … Hit .352 over his high school career, including 34 doubles, 127 runs, 83 RBI and 61 stolen bases … Led Oxford to Mississippi 5A State Championships as a junior and senior … Selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2016 … Competed in the 2015 East Coast Pro Showcase … Earned All-America honors as a junior (second team) and as a sophomore (high honorable mention) … 2013 freshman All-American … All-state academic team with a 4.1 GPA … Member of National Honor Society and two-year student council member … Graduated with special distinction.

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Carson Klepzig
43
C
5-11 190
Desoto Central HS

2016: Redshirted.

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Andrew Lowe
29
RHP
6-4 215
Airline HS

2016: Pitched 9.0 innings over eight appearances … Held opposing hitters to a .129 batting average to go along with a 3.00 ERA … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit to complete the game versus UAPB (5/4) … Finished the game against UAB, tossing a pair of scoreless innings (3/16) … Pitched a scoreless frame against Cincinnati, striking out two batters (3/6) … Made his first appearance as a Rebel versus FIU (2/19).

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James McArthur
26
RHP
6-7 230
New Braunfels HS

2016: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Pitched 61.1 innings over 15 games, including 12 starts … Compiled a 6-1 record with a 4.26 ERA and 61 strikeouts … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Making his SEC Tournament debut, allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over 5.1 innings to earn the victory against No. 6 Vanderbilt (5/26) … Made his first career SEC start versus No. 8 LSU (4/30)… Named SEC Freshman of the Week after pitching 11.2 scoreless innings in two appearances over the week (4/25) … Made his SEC debut against Auburn, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings of relief (4/22) … Went a career-long 7.0 scoreless innings against Memphis with seven strikeouts and surrendering only four hits (4/19) … Tossed 5.1 innings against Southern Miss with five strikeouts and allowed only one run, the first surrendered against the Golden Eagles in 11.1 innings over two starts (4/13) … Earned his fourth straight win, pitching 6.0 scoreless innings in the 6-2 victory over Southern Miss (4/5) … Recorded seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings versus UT Martin for a new career high (3/22) … Picked up his second win and allowed only one hit over 5.0 innings pitched (3/16)… Earned his first career win against SEMO (3/8) … Got his first start at Swayze Field in the win over Arkansas State (2/24) … Made his first appearance on the mound as a Rebel versus FIU (2/20).

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DJ Miller
1
OF
6-2 190
Granite City HS

2016: Played in 15 games, making three starts (two at DH, one in left field) … Went 2-for-18 at the plate with four runs and one RBI … Knocked in his first career RBI in the win over Memphis (4/19) … Tallied two runs and one hit in his first two games as a Rebel … Made his first career appearance against FIU (2/19).

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Ryan Olenek
2
INF/RHP
6-5 185
Trinity Preparatory School

2016: Played in 53 games, making 48 starts (36 in right field, seven in left field, three at DH, one at third base and one at shortstop) … Hit .265 with 31 runs and 28 RBI … Added five doubles, two home runs and two stolen bases … Recorded four of the Rebels’ 17 outfield assists during the season … Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs to help Ole Miss defeat No. 8 LSU in the series opener (4/28) … Blasted the game-tying three-run home run in the ninth versus Auburn (4/24) … Had at least one hit in each game for the third consecutive series (4/22-4/24) … Tallied at least one hit in each of the three games against Alabama (4/17-4/19) … Earned a hit in each of the three games in the sweep over No. 21 Arkansas (4/8-4/10) … Hit his first career home run against Grambling (3/13)… Started for the first time in left field and went 2-for-4 with a run scored (3/9) … Led the way against Cincinnati, going a perfect 3-for-3 for his first career multi-hit game (3/6) …  Made the first start of his Ole Miss career at shortstop with one hit, one run and four RBI versus FIU (2/21) … Made his debut appearance as a Rebel (2/20) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Started both games in right field, batting seventh … Scored a run versus Utah (6/3).

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Andy Pagnozzi
19
RHP
6-0 200
Fayetteville HS

2016: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Led the SEC in wins by a primary reliever … Tied for the team lead in victories, going 8-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 22 appearances … Made three starts, but seven of his eight victories came in relief … Tallied 39 strikeouts while walking just nine … Held opposing hitters to a .232 average over 49.0 innings … Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings against No. 2 Texas A&M, retiring eight of the 10 batters he faced (5/19) … Collected his team-leading eighth win of the season in the win over Georgia (5/6) … Threw a hitless, scoreless ninth inning against Auburn to complete the sweep and earn his sixth win of the season (4/24) … Pitched 2.1 innings of relief against No. 21 Arkansas, earning the victory (4/10) … Made his first weekend start as a Rebel against South Carolina (3/26) … Earned his fourth win with 3.0 innings of relief against Tennessee (3/20) … Picked up his third win, throwing a career-high 6.1 innings in the start at UAB, allowing only two hits and striking out four (3/15) … Made his first start on the mound against SEMO and threw 4.0 innings with no earned runs allowed (3/9) … Earned his second win as a Rebel after throwing 3.2 innings of relief against Memphis (3/2) .. Threw 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out two FIU batters to earn the victory in his Rebel debut (2/21) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Pitched 0.2 innings versus Tulane, retiring two of the three batters he faced (6/4).

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David Parkinson
10
LHP
6-2 210
Florence-Darlington Technical School

2016: Made 22 appearances, including nine starts … Began the season in the bullpen before earning the No. 2 spot in the weekend rotation … Posted a 5-3 record with a 2.78 ERA in 68.0 innings, the lowest ERA on the team among starting pitchers … Tied his career high in strikeouts with six versus No. 4 South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (5/25) … In two appearances versus South Carolina this season, allowed just three runs (10.0 innings) …  Recorded a career-high six strikeouts against Kentucky (5/13) … Tossed a career-high 7.0 innings against Alabama, allowing only one run on six hits while striking out five (4/16) … Surrendered one run and three hits in 5.1 innings against No. 21 Arkansas, earning his first career victory in his first career start (4/9) … Pitched Ole Miss out of a base-loaded jam in the eighth inning versus Southern Miss (4/5) … Pitched a pair of scoreless frames in the Rebels’ win over eventual national champion and then-No. 18 Coastal Carolina (3/5) … Threw 2.2 scoreless innings against FIU on opening weekend, making his Ole Miss debut (2/20) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Allowed two runs on five hits over 5.2 innings versus Tulane (6/4).

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Ryan Rolison
22
LHP
6-2 195
University School of Jackson

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the University School of Jackson where he lettered four years and was coached by Jack Peel … Drafted in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres … Among college and high school players, rated the No. 51 draft prospect by D1Baseball.com and No. 76 prospect by MLB.com … Tabbed as the best player out of the state of Tennessee as well as the No. 51 player in the country … Earned 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-America and Southeast All-Region first team honors … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Won a gold medal at the 18-and-under World Cup as a member of Team USA … Named the top prep prospect from the state of Tennessee (MLB.com) … Collected Baseball America second team All-America accolades after going 9-0 with a 0.12 ERA … As a senior, recorded 108 strikeouts in 58.0 innings to earn USA TODAY’s Mr. Baseball in the state of Tennessee, also earning first team All-USA honors … All-state, all-region and all-district honoree in 2016 … Made the 2016 Rawlings Top Prospect list … Tabbed as pitcher of the year by the Jackson Sun … Posted a 0.72 ERA with 104 strikeouts as a junior, collecting Perfect Game Underclass All-America high honorable mention accolades … Earned one letter in football.

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Houston Roth
40
RHP
6-3 205
Oxford HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oxford High School where he was a four-year letterwinner and was coached by Chris Baughman … Named a 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Rated as the No. 11 player in the state of Mississippi, including the No. 4 right-handed pitcher … Finished his high school career with a 34-2 record and a 1.27 ERA to go along with 281 strikeouts in 219.2 innings, including 23 complete games … Three-time all-state honoree … Named 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and Southeast All-Region honorable mention … Went 10-0 with a 0.44 ERA, including a complete game shutout in the state championship game to help Oxford claim back-to-back state titles … Named second team All-USA Mississippi by USA TODAY … Selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2016 … Earned all-state honors as a junior, posting a 9-1 record with a 1.26 ERA en route to Oxford winning a state championship … Named the 2014 Oxford Eagle Player of the Year by going 12-1 with a 1.70 ERA as a sophomore.

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Tim Rowe
42
OF
5-10 200
Hernando HS
Itawamba CC

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent two seasons at Itawamba Community College where he hit .358 in 79 games … Led the Indians in batting average (.418), RBI (48), runs (46), doubles (15) and total bases (115) as a sophomore … Named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 team … Earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State accolades, belting eight home runs.

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Bryan Seamster
27
OF
5-10 185
Byron Nelson HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Byron Nelson High School and was coached by Michael Killian … Ranked the No. 50 player in the state of Texas, including the No. 12 outfielder, by Perfect Game … Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and first team Texas All-Region … Tabbed a Perfect Game third team Underclass All-American as a junior … Named second team all-state and was the District 5-6A MVP with a .333/.500/.583 slash line …Went 7-0 on the mound as a sophomore to earn newcomer of the year honors … Also played football.

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Thomas Spinelli
36
LHP
5-11 240
Trinity Catholic HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Trinity Catholic High School where he lettered for four years and was coached by Tommy Bond … Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and second team Florida All-Region … Earned first team all-county accolades as a senior after going 5-1 with 59 strikeouts on the mound and hitting .397 at the plate … Went 4-1 with a 1.75 ERA and hit .350 as a junior to claim a spot on the all-county second team … Two-time Perfect Game Underclass All-American, earning high honorable mention in 2015 and honorable mention in 2014 … Helped lead his team to a state championship as a sophomore … Also earned two letters in football … Was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society … Graduated as the class Salutatorian.

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Will Stokes
17
RHP
6-0 195
West Lauderdale HS

2016: Made 30 appearances out of the bullpen, ranking fifth in the SEC and tying a school record for relief appearances in a season … Served as the team’s setup man and secondary closer … Went 2-1 with seven saves and a 2.93 ERA over 43.0 innings … Recorded 40 strikeouts while walking just seven and holding opponents to a .228 average … Pitched three innings to collect the save in the SEC Tournament win over No. 4 South Carolina … Earned his second win of the season while pitching a season long 3.1 innings in the season finale at No. 2 Texas A&M (5/21)… Picked up the win in game three against Kentucky to complete the sweep (5/14)… Tossed two scoreless innings to secure the series win over No. 8 LSU (4/30)… Entered back-to-back games with the bases loaded and pitched the Rebels out of the jams against Auburn, earning two saves and bringing his saves total to six on the season (4/22-23)… Pitched in all three games of the series sweep over No. 21 Arkansas, earning his fourth save of the season in the finale on Sunday (4/10)… Picked up his third save in the series finale against No. 5 Mississippi State (4/3)… Pitched in all three games at Tennessee to kick off SEC play (3/18-3/20) … Earned his first save of the season after nailing down the win against Memphis (3/2) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Only Rebel to pitch in both games …Tossed a pair of scoreless frames in the NCAA Regional versus Utah (6/3) … Pitched the final two innings against Tulane (6/4).

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Jackson Tavel
28
LHP
6-3 205
Corner HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Corner High School where he was coached by Josh Hoyle … Rated as the No. 6 player in the state of Alabama, including the No. 2 left-handed pitcher … Ranked a top-300 prospect by Perfect Game … Held a 27-12 career record on the mound, including 10-4 as a senior to earn 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-America and second team Southeast All-Region accolades … Two-time 5A Pitcher of the Year, first team all-state honoree and Jefferson County Pitcher of the Year (2015, 2016) … Named second team All-USA Tennessee by USA TODAY … Earned a spot on the AL.com Super All-State Team … Competed in the 2015 East Coast Professional Showcase … Went 10-0 as a junior to earn Perfect Game Underclass All-American honorable mention.

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Trace Tyre
35
IF
6-3 220

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Madison Central High School where he lettered four years and was coached by Patrick Robey … Ranked the No. 10 player in the state of Mississippi, including the No. 2 second baseman, by Perfect Game … Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and Southeast All-Region honorable mention … Finished his high school career with a .385 batting average, 41 doubles and 13 home runs … Four-time all-district … Earned first team all-state honors as a senior … Earned Perfect Game Underclass All-American high honorable mention in 2015 … Voted as team’s best offensive player all four years of high school baseball … Also lettered in football as a tight end.

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Kyle Watson
9
IF
6-3 195
Desoto Central HS

2016: Played in 52 games, making 17 starts (nine in right field, eight in center field) … Posted a .231 batting average with 17 runs and nine RBI … Hit all three of his home runs in the last month of the season … Was 5-of-6 in stolen base attempts … Belted his first career home run in the series finale against Georgia (5/8) … Added a multi-hit game against UAPB going 2-for-4 with two RBI (5/4)… Went 2-for-3, including a double, and scored two runs in the win over SEMO (3/8)… Scored once and tallied two RBI in the opening weekend versus FIU (2/20) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Named to the NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament team for hitting two home runs in two games … Started both games in left field … Homered for the second straight game, a solo blast against Tulane (6/4) … Blasted his second home run of the season in the NCAA Regional opener versus Utah (6/3).

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Dallas Woolfolk
24
RHP
6-2 225
Desoto Central HS

2016: Made 18 appearances, all in relief … Posted a 1-0 record with one save and a 2.55 ERA in 17.2 innings, the lowest ERA on the team … Made his SEC Tournament debut holding No. 1 Texas A&M to four hits over 3.1 innings for the longest relief outing of his career (5/28) … Earned a rare three-inning save against Ball State, his first career save (3/4) … Threw a scoreless inning against No. 2 Louisville (2/27) … Picked up the first win of his Ole Miss career against Arkansas State (2/24)… Made his Rebel debut in the win over FIU (2/19).

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Cole Zabowski
14
IF
6-4 225
Collins Hill HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Collins Hill High School where he lettered four years and was coached by Daniel Warzon … Ranked the No. 36 player in the state of Georgia, including the No. 3 first baseman, by Perfect Game … Rated a Perfect Game top-300 prospect … Hit .374 with nine home runs over his high school career … Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and second team Southeast All-Region … Earned first team all-state accolades after hitting .360 with 39 RBI and 11 doubles as a senior … Named to the Gwinnett County Super Six … Four-time all-region and all-county selection … Posted a .396 batting average as a junior, leading his team to a regional title and state quarterfinals appearance … Two-time Perfect Game Underclass All-American, landing on the third team in 2015 after chosen as high honorable mention in 2014 … Graduated with honors.

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