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Published on February 10th, 2023 | by University of Mississippi


Ole Miss Baseball to Celebrate 2022 National Championship During Opening Weekend

Festivities Planned for Each Game of Weekend as Delaware Comes to Town

In just days, the 2022 National Champion Ole Miss Rebels will open their 2023 season by hosting Delaware for a three-game series at Oxford-University Stadium. The Opening Weekend series is set to run from February 17–19 with the Rebels set to celebrate their national title each day of the series.

The celebration festivities kick off on Friday, February 17 as the team plans to reveal brand new signage on the outfield wall prior to first pitch. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to witness the reveal of the logo that will honor the program’s first national championship. The first 1,000 fans to arrive will also receive their very own mini replica National Championship trophy.

Former Rebel captain and current member of the White Sox organization, Tim Elko is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2023 season opener. First pitch between the Rebels and the Blue Hens is set for 4 pm.

On Saturday, February 18, the first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive a National Championship T-Shirt presented by Hancock Whitney. First pitch on Saturday is set for noon.

On Sunday, February 19, the first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive an Ole Miss Baseball koozie, also presented by Hancock Whitney. Head coach Mike Bianco’s father, Ron Bianco, who played baseball and football at the University of Delaware, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. First pitch in the series finale is set for noon.

Students looking to secure their spots in right field for the weekend and the entire 2023 season, can participate in Right Field Setup Friday afternoon at 1 pm.

Keep up with all the latest news and information on the Rebels by following Ole Miss Baseball on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissBaseball, and on Instagram at Instagram.com/officialolemissbsb. Also, follow head coach Mike Bianco on Twitter at @CoachMikeBianco.

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The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. A member of the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, Ole Miss has a long history of producing leaders in public service, business, academics and the professions. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school; nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy; and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. Acclaimed as one of the nation’s most beautiful, Ole Miss's main campus is in Oxford, which is routinely recognized as one of the nation's best college towns.

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