Ole Miss shortstop Jacob Gonzalez was named as the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office on Monday.
This past week, Gonzalez went 8-for-14 with a .571/.667/1.214 slash line, four walks, six runs scored, three home runs and seven RBI, including his first career multi-homer game.
The freshman out of Glendora, California started hot on Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and a home run in a midweek win over Little Rock.
After a quiet Friday night against No. 2 Vanderbilt, Gonzalez logged one of Ole Miss’ five hits and scored one of its two runs in Saturday’s defeat—but after a modest start to the series, he erupted on Sunday to ensure a Rebel series victory.
In the series finale, Gonzalez reached base all five times he stepped to the plate, going 3-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored, four RBI and two home runs. He drew a walk in the third inning and soon thereafter notched the second of 10 runs scored by the Rebels in the frame, beating a throw to the plate with a spectacular Superman dive. Later in the inning, Gonzalez punctuated the rally, crushing a two-run home run to right field for the ninth and 10th runs of the frame.
In the eighth inning, Gonzalez hit another home run to secure the Rebels 13-10 win over the Commodores.
Gonzalez and the Rebels return to Swayze on Tuesday as they play host to UT Martin. The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network+.