Doug Nikhazy named SEC Freshman of the Week for second time
Ole Miss baseball freshman left-hander Doug Nikhazy was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season as announced by the league office Monday.
The Windermere, Florida native went 7.0 innings in the Rebels’ 13-3 win over No. 6 Texas A&M Friday, allowing just two runs, one earned, on four hits. Nikhazy struck out a career-high 10 and did not walk a single Aggie en route to earning his fifth win of the season.
His outing against the Aggies was the second-longest of his Ole Miss career, behind only his 7.2-inning performance at Missouri. The 10 strikeouts Nikhazy notched Friday were three more than his previous career-best of seven (vs. East Carolina).
Set a career-high with 10 strikeouts in 7.0 innings vs Texas A&M on Saturday.@dougnikhazy is the #SECBSB Freshman of the Week. pic.twitter.com/5ssrBVri6z
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) April 29, 2019
Here’s what Nikhazy had to say after the win over the Aggies. (Video credit: Mark Bourne, The Rebel Walk)
Nikhazy and the Rebels will begin a four-game road trip this week, with action set for Wednesday against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg. Then, the team travels to Baton Rouge for a weekend series against LSU. Nikhazy is schedule to start in the Saturday, May 4, game vs. the Tigers.
Evelyn Van Pelt
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.