Ole Miss baseball adds right-handed pitcher Connor Spencer, SLU transfer
OXFORD, Miss. — Earlier this week, Southeastern Louisiana transfer pitcher Connor Spencer announced he will be continuing his career at Ole Miss.
The right-handed pitcher and Hernando, Mississippi native announced via Twitter.
God’s path that He has laid out for me has been anything but a straight and narrow one… pic.twitter.com/eMG7UXoiFQ
— Connor Spencer (@connor44spencer) June 27, 2023
“I want to thank Coach Thigpen with MCCC for allowing me my first opportunity at the collegiate level. Also, NWCC, Coach Carson and Coach Carlini for allowing me to come to their program after my Tommy John surgery. Finally, a special thank you to Coach Riser with SLU for believing in me enough to grant me the opportunity to play at the Division I level. With the help of my previous schools and coaches, I am now presented with the opportunity to play at a dream school of mine since I was a kid. Thank you Ole Miss for making a dream come true.”
Transfer pitcher Connor Spencer
Spencer played one season in Hammond, La. with Southeastern (SLU), making 14 appearances with 14.1 innings of work. He struck out 23 batters, walked 10 and gave up 13 hits and 10 runs as he finished with a 5.56 ERA. He tied for the most saves on the team last season with three.
Before attending SLU, Spencer played for Northwest Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
At NWCC, he appeared in 18 games and tallied 24.2 innings, striking out 48 batters, walking 15 and giving up 11 hits and nine runs in 2022. He finished the season with a 2.55 ERA. Opponents’ batting average against him was just .134.
He marks Ole Miss’ fifth transfer from a four-year program, joining: outfielder Treyson Hughes (Mercer), pitcher Kyler Carmack (Arkansas State), shortstop JD Urso (Tampa) and infielder Andrew Fischer (Duke).
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.