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.
March 21, 2008
Up and Down, Looking for Steady
It's been up and down the past week, but we're fighting to
steady things and get back on track.
have really faced some teams that really have put it to us. TCU
and Western Kentucky just played better than we did and wanted
it more than we did. We have definitely learned that we need to
come out to play every game and never take a game off, or we
will get beat.
Hitting has been up and down the past couple of
games. Hopefully we can find the bats and get it going like we
did at the beginning of the year. Coach Bianco told us to keep
working and to have good at-bats find ways to win the game. I
think we just need to relax and have fun. We are just too tense
and uptight, which is causing us to feel pressured and is not
helping us. Western Kentucky really came to play the second day.
We could never get the bats going and we fell short by three
We got things going against Mississippi State and
picked up a big series win in the first weekend of Southeastern
Conference play. The offense was rolling, as we won the first
two games 15-6 and 11-6. Our pitchers really did a good job of
helping us stay in the game while we found our rhythm at the
plate. It would have been nice for a sweep, but it's always
important to take two on the road in conference play.
We split our midweek games this week, falling to
Central Arkansas in extra innings on Tuesday before coming back
and really hitting the ball well against UALR on Wednesday. We
really need to carry that momentum into this weekend because
it's back into SEC play against a Florida team that swept Auburn
It's at home, though, so I'm really looking
forward to playing in front of our home crowd again. Happy