Arkansas State Baseball Notes (vs Ole Miss)

Courtesy Arkansas State University Athletics Department


Date: April 23, 2013

First Pitch: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Jonesboro, Ark.

Stadium: Tomlinson Stadium (1,200)

Radio: East Arkansas Broadcasters

95.3 FM The Ticket


Radio Talent: Matt Stolz



ASU vs Ole Miss: 23-77 (ASU Trails)

Raffo Record vs Ole Miss: 1-8

Last Meeting: March 27, 2013 (10-4/L)

Current Streak: ASU 1 Loss



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LEADING OFF: Arkansas State will host Ole Miss for a midweek contest against the Rebels. The game will begin a five-game home stand for the Red Wolves in which they will play Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee and Memphis. The Rebels defeated the Red Wolves 10-4 in Oxford on March 27 earlier this year. This will be the second straight year in which the Rebels have played at Tomlinson Stadium and the third meeting in Jonesboro since 2010. A-State is coming off a weekend in which it took two of three games from Louisiana-Monroe and is in seventh place in the SBC standings, but is just four games out of first place. The Red Wolves lead the SBC in walks with 200 on the year, and have also put down 55 sacrifice bunts on the season, 19 more than Florida Atlantic who ranks second in the category. The A-State pitching staff also combined to strikeout a league best 367 batters this year. Ole Miss enters the game after coming off a weekend in which they earned a series sweep over Tennessee. The Rebels are just 7-8, however, since their last meeting with ASU, but are winners of six out of their last eight games.

THE STARTERS: A-State freshman right-hander David Owen will make the first start of his career on Tuesday. Owen has made appearances on the year, with his most recent coming against SEMO on April 16. He pitched two innings in the victory and gave up just one hit while striking out two. Ole Miss will start sophomore Josh Laxer.



• This will be the 101st meeting all-time between ASU and Ole Miss.

• The Red Wolves are 23-77 all-time against the Rebels.

• ASU split a pair of games with the Rebels last season, losing 8-1 in Oxford but then defeated Ole Miss 10-5 on May 15 when then team was ranked No. 22.

• Ole Miss defeated A-State 10-4 on March 27. The Rebels were ranked No. 11 in the nation at time.

• The series dates back to 1951.



• Ole Miss is 29-12 overall on th year and 10-8 in SEC play.

• The Rebels rank fourth in the SEC West Division

• Ole Miss was ranked No. 18 in the latest Baseball America poll and and No. 20 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Poll.

• The Rebels have gone 7-8 since their last meeting with A-State.

• The 29 wins by the Rebels are the fifth most in the SEC.

• Stuart Turner’s .385 batting average is the fifth best in the SEC.

• Bobby Wahl’s 1.22 ERA is the second best in the SEC.



• Freshman Austin Baker tied the school record for walks in a game with four on April 19 at ULM.

• It came just two days after senior Logan Uxa was walked four times on April 16 at SEMO.

• The feat has been accomplished 12 other times, with Murray Watts drawing the last four-walk game against Western Kentucky in 2009.



• Logan Uxa hit his third home run of the season and the 18th of his career with a two-run blast at ULM on April 20.

• It was Uxa’s first home run since March 30 at FIU and his first in over 30 at bats.



• A-State scored three runs in the top of the 7th inning against ULM on April 19, but did so with collecting a hit in the inning.

• Tanner Ring drove in a run after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

• Kaleb Brown drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.

• Dustin Jones scored on a wild pitch.



• Three Arkansas State players drove in runs by being hit by a pitch in the April 19 contest at ULM.

• Tanner Ring, Alex Potts and Dustin Jones were all hit with the bases loaded to drive in runs on the night.



• High School teammates Dustin Jones and Kaleb Brown each tied career highs in hits at ULM.

• Brown tied a career-high with three hits against ULM on April 19.

• Jones also tied a career-high with three hits the following day on April 20.


• Tanner Ring had one of the best games of his young career on April 16 at SEMO.

• The true freshman belted his first collegiate home run in the top of the first inning and then pitched the final three innings of the extra-innings affair to earn the win.

• Ring also had a season team-high seven at bats against SEMO



• Sophomore catcher Stuart Levy belted two home runs against South Alabama on April 13.

• It was just the third and fourth home runs of his career.



• Senior Daniel Wright earned Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week honors on April 8 for his performance from the previous week.

• Wright was also named as the College Sports Madness SBC Pitcher of the Week..

• The senior right-hander enjoyed one of the best pitching weeks of his career by earning his first save since 2011 and a his first complete-game shutout victory.

• In the shutout victory, Wright struck out a career-high 11 batters and yielded just five hits. He also did not allow runner past second base after the first inning and retired 12 straight at one point.

• He picked up his first save since 2011 on April 2 when he pitched a perfect ninth inning against SEMO.


• Daniel Wright pitched 14 2/3 straight innings without surrendering a run.

• The streak spanned across three games and lasted 14 1/3 innings before he finally gave up a run.

• It began in the fourth inning on March 29 at FIU and ended in the first inning on April 12 against South Alabama.



• Bradley Wallace had the best start of his career against Western Kentucky on April 7.

• The junior struck out a career-high 12 and retired 18 straight batters after issuing a leadoff single to start the game.

• His seven innings pitched was also a career-high.



• Ryan Roberts had his 13 game hitting streak come to an end on April 12.

• It was the longest streak of the season and tied for the seventh longest in school history.


• Senior Ryan Emery is closing in on the all-time career runs batted in mark at ASU.

• Emery has 126 RBIs in his career and is 13 away from tying the record, which was set by Todd Baumgartner between 2008-11.



• Ryan Emery has shattered the school record for walks in a career.

• Emery has 132 walks in his career and passed Jerome Stone who had 109 in his career from 1980-83.

• Logan Uxa has surpassed the mark as well. The senior has totaled 113 walks in his career.


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