BASEBALL: Bittle wins Ferriss Award …

… as Mississippi’s top college baseball player. A deserving and fitting tribute to a turnaround season from the struggles of 2007.

Exactly when to push the Bittle Button in the SEC tournament could get tricky. Bittle says he’ll be ready for action Wednesday against Georgia despite throwing 7 1-3 innings and around 120 pitches Sunday against Kentucky.

He pitched in a lot of midweek games this season when he’d just pitched on the weekend, but nothing he did on the weekends every came close to the number of pitches he threw against Kentucky.

Georgia would be a huge win if the Rebels could get it. Bittle will no doubt be a part of the plan if Mike Bianco thinks he can go and the Rebels find themselves with a lead in the later innings.

— PA

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12 Responses to “BASEBALL: Bittle wins Ferriss Award …”

  1. va reb Says:

    Well deserved!!

  2. Rebel in Bham Says:

    PA,

    When are you coming into town (Hoover).

  3. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I don’t know when PA will be arriving, but I’ll be arriving around noon. I hope there will be a large crowd of Rebels. Will there be anyone tailgating?

  4. Rebel in Bham Says:

    I have a couple of appointments in Montgomery that morning and hopefully I will be back by lunch

    Scott

  5. djrebel Says:

    I hope to be in town around 11. I’ve got a couple of stops, hotel etc., and then at the park at 3.

    — PA

  6. Rebel in Bham Says:

    Safe travels to everyone coming to my neck of the woods. Go Rebels

  7. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I’m driving in from Mobile. Staying with daughter in Sterret. Dropping off bed for her then making my way to the ball park. Should arrive in B’ham around noon. GOOOOOooooo Rebels.

  8. Rebel in Bham Says:

    Jeff,

    I have to be in Mobile on Thursday and Friday. LOL we should swap houses.

    Scott

  9. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Rebel in Bham,
    You can’t go to Mobile on Thursday and Friday….the Rebels will still be playing!!!!!

  10. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    That award is well worthy and earned by Scott. He was instrumental in putting Ole Miss into the SEC tournment. 7+ inning in relief at KY, allowing only one run. Throughout this upcoming tournment Scott will be relied on to save the ship.

    Also, not the subject of this posting, but Basham has done a marvelous job as catcher this season. He is to be praised for a job well done. He’s a work horse.

    I believe that Lance Lynn and Scott Bittle, along with help from other Rebels, can send the Ga bully dogs into the loser bracket in tomorrow night’s game. Hopefully, another shot at either Bama or wildcats.

  11. Rebel in Bham Says:

    I have to put food on the table. I will have to follow via XM

  12. djrebel Says:

    Jimmy, Brett Basham deserves a huge share of credit for Scott Bittle’s success. The sinking fastball — split-finger, cutter, whatever you call it — that Bittle throws is very hard on a catcher and requires the catcher to be ready to pounce on something in the dirt for most of the time Bittle’s on the mound.

    — PA

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