By Adam Brown
Ole Miss Softball recently announced the opening game of the series against rival Mississippi State has been postponed until Friday due to the threat of thunderstorms forecast in the Starkville area on Thursday.
Ole Miss (31-10) was originally slated to play the Bulldogs Thursday through Saturday. The two sides will now square off in a doubleheader on Friday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT, finishing up the series on Saturday at the originally scheduled time of 1 p.m. Friday’s second game will be televised nationally on the SEC Network.
Head Coach Mike Smith’s club rolls into the weekend after taking down UT Martin 13-0 at home on Tuesday night. The Rebels scored in every frame but put the game away in the second inning scoring eight runs.
Mississippi State has a slight advantage in the all-time series between the two rival programs 39-26, but as of late Ole Miss has the upper hand by winning six of the last ten matchups.
In conference play, Ole Miss is 9-5 and currently sits in fourth place in league standings. This season the Rebels have not lost a conference series.