COLLEGE STATION, Texas– Coming into the weekend the Aggies found themselves in an unfamiliar spot in the bottom of the SEC standings, fighting for a berth to the conference tournament in Hoover. Coming into the weekend the Aggies were 5-16 in conference play, which put them in a cluster at the bottom of the conference with Missouri, Auburn and LSU. After splitting the first two games of the series with Ole Miss the Aggies came into Sunday’s game looking to get their second SEC series win of the year.
Sunday’s game got going right out of the gate with both teams scoring twice in the first inning. Ole Miss plated two runs in the top of the first on 3 hits. In the bottom of the 1st inning it was Will Frizzell, who hit is 4th home run of the weekend, a two run laser over the train tracks in right field to send the Olsen faithful into a frenzy. After trading zeros for the next two innings, Ole Miss took the lead in the top of the 4th inning, when Hayden Leatherwood singled, scoring Justin Bench and giving the visiting Rebels a 3-2 lead.
The Aggies would threaten in the 4th and 5th inning, but bad base running mistakes cost them chances to tie the game. Ole Miss would then double their lead in the 6th inning, when Leatherwood singled again scoring Hayden Dunhurst, and making it 4-2 Rebels.
It was around this same time that the game began getting really chippy. In the bottom of the 6th inning Frizell was standing on the top step of the Aggie dugout, shouting across at the Ole Miss dugout. This has been going on for the majority of the series, and after Frizzell homered in the first inning he took his time and stared down the Ole Miss dugout, while rounding first base.
In the 7th inning the Rebels would tack on an insurance run to make it 5-2 on a fielders choice. In the bottom of the 7th inning the Aggies would load the bases for Will Frizzell, who with 2 strikes, hit a no doubter into Section 12 to give the Aggies their first lead of the day at 6-5. This was Frizzell’s second homer of the day and his fifth of the weekend.
Although the scoring would be over for the day, the action sure wasn’t. The top of the 8th became a chess match. After the first two batters reached on a hit by pitch and a single, the Rebels then dropped down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners. With runners on second and third, Ole Miss brought in Tim Elko as a pinch hitter. Elko who is playing on a torn ACL, was intentionally walked to set up the double play ball. Chandler Jozwiak would get the double play ball, which was completed when Frizzell made a diving stretch to complete the double play.
With the win, the Aggies move to 7-17 in conference play, which puts them at 12th place in the conference. The Aggies are in action again starting on Friday night when they visit Auburn. The winner of this series will most likely get the final spot into Hoover