Ole Miss pitcher Doug Nikhazy charged with DUI

An Ole Miss baseball player was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning. 

Sophomore pitcher Doug Nikhazy was arrested in the early morning hours of Monday. In an emailed statement from Ole Miss Athletics, head coach Mike Bianco said: “We are aware of the situation, and we will handle it appropriately and internally.”

Nikhazy is expected to be a staple in the Rebel rotation in 2020 after setting an Ole Miss freshman record with 86 strikeouts in 2019. 

Ole Miss opens its 2020 season against #1 Louisville on February 14th. It’s unclear at this time if Nikhazy will face any suspension following his arrest.