Zach Miller is a sophomore second baseman at Ole Miss. He was
a freshman All-American after hitting .368 with four homers, 30 runs and 31 RBI
in his rookie season with the Rebels. A native of Germantown, Tenn., Miller
appeared in 45 games a season ago with 39 starts. He was named to the NCAA
Oxford Regional All-Region Team at second base after hitting .360 with a homer,
six runs and five RBI.
April 11, 2008
Play, Compete, and Have Fun
The past week and a half has been a complete
one-eighty. The whole team has a different attitude and is
really playing well as a whole. We are playing and competing
like we did the first part of the season.
On Wednesday against Memphis, we fell behind in
the first by four runs, but that did not faze us one bit. We
keep battling at the plate and pitchers started competing and
getting outs. We came out with the win after scrapping our way
back into the game.
weekend against Vanderbilt was something special that has really
shown everyone else who we are and what we are capable of. Vandy
is really good team, but our pitchers did an outstanding job on
the mound. The hitters had a better mindset which is what I
think has turned our offense around. The mindset we have now is
to go out there and play and compete and to also have fun. I
think in the past we just lost focus and really were not going
out there with the mindset that we were going to win no matter
We again scratched out a win in the first game
and Scott Bittle really stepped up to the challenge of holding a
good hitting Vanderbilt team down while our offense got us back
in the game. Drew Pomeranz was amazing as he helped lead us to a
shutout in the second game and was named SEC Freshman of the
Week. We got the sweep, our first in conference play, with a big
win on Sunday.
This week against South Alabama was something
special because Coach Reinstettle used to coach there two years
ago. He really wanted us to go out there and take care of
business which is what we did. On Tuesday, Sean Stuyverson hit a
walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to win
the game. It was very special and was a great win for our
program. On Wednesday we did an outstanding job by getting on
board early in the 1st with four runs which allowed
our pitchers to relax and throw strikes.
Overall, Ole Miss Baseball is improving daily
which is great to see. On to the LSU series this weekend!