By NEMS Daily Journal
Ole Miss second baseman Alex Yarbrough has been named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week.
Yarbrough had multiple hits in two of the Rebels’ four games last week and came up big in the weekend sweep of LSU.
Yarbrough’s walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning Saturday lifted Ole Miss to a 9-8 win in the second game of the doubleheader. The hit came on a 3-2 count with two outs against SEC saves leader Matty Ott.
On Sunday, Yarbrough had his first career home run, a solo shot, one of two in the eighth inning as Ole Miss tied the game at 6. The Rebels scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-2.