Derek Diamond, Ole Miss (Photo by Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos)


Rogers Review: Ole Miss Has A Diamond In The No. 3 Role


ARLINGTON, Texas — Baseball players are always learning on the fly, and no one knows that more than Ole Miss second-year freshman righthanded pitcher Derek Diamond.

After tallying a 3.48 ERA in 20.2 innings of work, along with 15 strikeouts and four walks as a freshman for the Rebels last spring, the highly touted freshman wasn’t ready for his year on the mound to end when the college baseball season was shuttered.

So, he tried his hand at the Northwoods League.

Diamond’s summer at the NWL was cut short after suffering some tendonitis in his elbow. And that ailment held[…]