Ole Miss’ Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles suspended ‘until further notice’

Published 5:59 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ole Miss second baseman Tate Blackman and third baseman Colby Bortles have been suspended.

“Tate Blackman and Colby Bortles have been suspended until further notice for not meeting the standards of the Ole Miss baseball program,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said in a statement released Tuesday.

Ole Miss hosts Georgia State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium.

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Blackman and Bortles are team captains and have started all 11 games. Blackman is the Rebels’ second-leading hitter with a .316 average with a double, four RBIs and a team-best seven walks. Bortles is hitting .243 and leads Ole Miss in home runs (3) and RBIs (12).

Ole Miss beat writer Davis Potter contributed to this report.