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Doug Nikhazy named SEC Freshman of the Week for second time

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).

Here’s what Nikhazy had to say after the win over the Aggies. (Video credit: Mark Bourne, The Rebel Walk)

Next Up:

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.

 

About The Author

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--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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