Mike Bianco was the conveyor of bad news for Ole Miss baseball Tuesday evening. The longtime Ole Miss baseball coach informed media that ace Hunter Elliott will not pitch this upcoming week due to elbow tightness.

Elliott has amassed a laundry list of accolades across his 2 years in Oxford. He was named a 2022 Freshman All-American, named to the 2022 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and the Coral gables All-Regional team member from last season. He entered 2023 expecting to be one of Ole Miss’ top arms.

But with elbow tightness in a pitcher comes uncertainty. This is far from the start Elliott wanted in 2023.

Below is Bianco’s full response:

Ole Miss baseball, sans the Elliott news, has had a strong start to the season. They blitzed Delaware in opening weekend before taking care of business Tuesday against Arkansas State.

Next up for the Rebels is a 3-game weekend series against Maryland.