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.



May 19, 2008

Roller Coaster Ride to SEC Tournament


This year has really been a roller coaster. We will play well for several games and then will not play well. I know one thing is that we have one of toughest conferences in the nation and any team can win on a given day.


Every team has good pitching and hitting and you have to come ready every day to play. The last several weekends against Georgia, Auburn, and Kentucky have been tough. We definitely had to compete daily to have a shot to win. All of these teams did a great job at the plate against us and that is one thing that made it difficult for us as well as our opponent’s pitching. The other team’s pitchers did a good job in keeping us off balance which makes it tough.


After Georgia on Sunday we had final exams the next day starting at 8 a.m. We got back to Oxford really late, which made it tough to do well on Monday’s exams. It is hard to do well on our exams as it is because of so much time spent traveling and out of class.


On Saturday, we defeated Kentucky to put us in the SEC Tournament, which was very exciting to us as a ball club because of the season we have had. Our closer, Scott Bittle, was unreal on the mound as he pitched more than 7.0 innings in relief and struck out 10 batters. Did I mention he is a semi-finalist for the Clemens Award for the best pitcher in the nation?


We play Wednesday against Georgia in the first round of the SEC Tournament and I know we will be ready to play because this is a new season and a new start to do great. The SEC tournament is in Hoover, AL and it is always a fun and ecstatic experience. We are definitely honored to be able to go there. I’m looking forward to seeing all the Rebel fans out to support us. Hotty Toddy!

Zach Miller