Ole Miss right-hander Brady Feigl is off to a dominating start to the 2018 season and was named NCBWA Pitcher of the Month February.
Feigl is the first Rebel ever to earn the honor. Elected a team captain for 2018, the Chesterfield, Missouri native has been the anchor of an electric Ole Miss pitching staff. He’s tied for first in the nation with four wins at 4-0 on the season, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 12.5 is 18th nationally and third in the Southeastern Conference.
As February came to a close, Feigl got off to a quick 2-0 start only allowing one unearned run (0.00 ERA) and zero extra-base hits. He opened the season against Winthrop, allowing just six hits, walking one and striking out six in an 8-1 Rebel win.
Later came his most dominant performance of the season: the win against Tulane. Feigl allowed just two hits and didn’t walk a single batter in 6.0 innings of work. The Green Wave plated an unearned run, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Ole Miss won 9-1.
The Rebels then leaned heavily on Feigl in Game 2 in Long Beach on March 3. Coming off its first loss of the season, Ole Miss needed its captain, and he delivered. Feigl put together the longest start of his career at 7.1 innings before giving way to closer Dallas Woolfolk, who preserved a gutsy 4-3 win.
Most recently, Feigl turned in a brilliant seven innings of work against Eastern Illinois. He allowed a season-high eight hits, but he countered with a season-high seven strikeouts and didn’t let a single Panther cross the plate in seven innings of a 4-0 shutout win for Ole Miss.
Feigl’s next start is likely to come Saturday afternoon as the Rebels host Tennessee for their first SEC series of the season. First pitch for Game 2 at Swayze Field is set for 1:30 p.m. and will be aired on SEC Network+.
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