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Ole Miss lefthander Doug Nikhazy (Aaron Fitt)


Nikhazy Delivers In Hour Of Need For Ole Miss, Outduels Rocker

OXFORD, Miss. — The last six weeks have been a slog for Ole Miss. After starting the season 20-4 overall and 6-0 in the SEC, the Rebels dropped five of their last six series, and this week they also lost ace and first-round talent Gunnar Hoglund to Tommy John surgery — just in time for a date with No. 2 Vanderbilt and the reunited Kumar Rocker/Jack Leiter show.

So while the trend and the circumstances seemed to be conspiring against Ole Miss, the Rebels still entered this weekend 14-10 in the SEC and among the 20 candidates for the 16[…]