Play Ball: Purdue vs. Mississippi

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Swayze Field will play host to the Boilermakers this weekend as Purdue faces Ole Miss.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Swayze Field will play host to the Boilermakers this weekend as Purdue faces Ole Miss.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 2, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -

Feb. 24, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue baseball team hits the road again this weekend, traveling to the birthplace of the John Grisham novels to take on the Mississippi Rebels in a three-game set at Swayze Field.

The Boilermakers opened the 2005 campaign last weekend, going 1-2 vs. then-34th ranked Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton. Purdue lost the first two conests, 6-4 and 5-4 respectively, before finding a 17-hit attack for a 9-3 win on Sunday.

Ole Miss is 5-3 through games of Tuesday, March 1, and has dropped two of its last three games. On Tuesday evening, the Rebels fell to Northwestern State 8-7, the game following a 1-1 weekend vs. Southern Illinois. The Rebels face Northwestern State on Wednesday afternoon in their last game prior to the weekend series with Purdue.

THE MATCHUP
Purdue University Boilermakers (1-2) vs.
University of Mississippi Rebels (5-3)

SERIES INFORMATION
March 4-6 ~ 6:30 p.m./1 p.m./Noon
Swayze Field ~ Oxford, Miss.
Live stats will be available at www.PurdueSports.com

NATIONAL RANKINGS
Purdue: --/--/--/--
Ole Miss: 20/16/17/16
Note: Rankings listed are Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, USA Today/ESPN, and NCBWA

THE FIELD
Swayze Field: 330 Left; 390 Center; 330 Right
Capacity: Swayze Field seats 3,500.

IN THE COACHING BOX
Purdue: Doug Schreiber ~ Seventh season at Purdue with a career record of 174-165.
Ole Miss: Mike Bianco ~ Fifth season at Ole Miss with a record of 155-93-1. Bianco is in his eighth year of coaching and has a career record of 255-164-1.

PROBABLE ROTATION
Purdue
~ Friday ... Scott Byrnes (Sr., RHP)
~ Saturday ... Brent Coudron (Jr., LHP)
~ Sunday ... Mitch Pruemer (Sr., RHP)
Ole Miss
~ Friday ... Mike Holliman (Jr., RHP)
~ Saturday ... Stephen Head (Jr., LHP)
~ Sunday ... Anthony Cupps (Jr., RHP)

SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Record: 0-0.
First Meeting: N/A, First meeting.
Last Meeting: N/A, First Meeting
Current Streak: N/A