Ole Miss pitching:
The strength of Ole Miss is firmly rooted in their pitching as the offense often fails to hold its own. Ole Miss comes into this matchup with the third best ERA in the SEC (3.35) facing an A&M squad that holds the stingiest pitching in the SEC (3.05).
Ace James McArthur has been victim to really poor luck in conference play as he has a WHIP of 1.00 and a batting average against of .197, yet he has a 4.83 ERA. This could partially be attributed to not making batters miss the ball as he has only 33 strikeouts over 41 innings. That’s certainly a respectable ratio, but you would like to see a bit more from your Friday ace.
Ryan Rolison (2.60 conference ERA) and David Parkinson (4.35 ERA) will be the other starters rounding out the rotation. Texas A&M has the upper hand in starting pitching. Ole Miss only has two solid starters, and the Aggies have arguably one of the deepest rotations in the SEC because any of the three starters can successfully pitch late in games. However, A&M does not want to find themselves trailing late. The Revel bullpen is very strong with arms such as Houston Roth (0.83 ERA), Will Stokes (2.84 ERA), and Will Ethridge (2.52 ERA), who set up closer Dallas Woolfolk (1.91 ERA, 10 saves).