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Two Rebels earn honors following sweep of Xavier

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Over the weekend, Ole Miss baseball completed a sweep over Xavier in Oxford, and two Rebels have been recognized for their performance. 

The series began on Friday with a 13-0 win over the Musketeers, and sophomore LHP Doug Nikhazy tossed 6.0 hitless innings on his way to being named the SEC’s Pitcher of the Week. After Nikhazy came out of the game, freshmen Drew McDaniel and Jackson Kimbrell finished off the Rebels’ second combined no-hitter in program history. 

Nikhazy struck out nine batters, which was one short of his career-high. The performance was also his third career scoreless start.

Junior SS Anthony Servideo was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after going 7-14 at the plate throughout the past week. The Rebel SS hit three home runs, including a walk-off home run in Ole Miss’ midweek win over Alcorn State. 

In addition to the three home runs last week, Servideo scored six runs, drove in seven more, drew five walks and went 3-3 on stolen bases. Currently, Servideo is tied for the team lead in runs scored (9), home runs (4) and RBI (10).

Next up, the Rebels face Southern Miss at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m. 

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