The Texas A&M senior first baseman has blasted 18 home runs this season, which is tied for second among the country’s NCAA leaders. He’s been a key component of the Aggies offense all season and is the reason TAMU has earned the win in more than a few games.
If you don’t buy that, just ask the entire Ole Miss pitching staff. Frizzell clobbered five home runs when the No. 12 Rebels came to College Station over the weekend, including a walk-off blast to win one game and a go-ahead grand slam to win another.
It’s Will Frizzell’s world. We’re all just living in it.
Will Frizzell’s Walk-Off HR Beats Ole Miss
The 6-foot-3 left-handed hitter put together a Ruthian performance in three games at Blue Bell Park and proved why he was one of the nation’s top sluggers.
Frizzell clobbered his first home run of the weekend, a two-run shot, in the fifth inning on Friday night. When he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at 8, he cranked a Jack Dougherty slider into the right field bleachers for a solo walk-off home run that sent fans and teammates into a frenzy.
“He is certainly a presence and raises the other team’s blood pressure. He is the one that is circled in our lineup and gets pitched the toughest. I am very glad he is on our team,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said afterward.
The bearded slugger didn’t stop after those two long balls.
Frizzell tacked on his third homer of the weekend in Saturday’s 12-7 loss. However, the Aggies bounced back in a big way during Sunday’s decisive game.
Will Frizzell’s Grand Slam Against Ole Miss
Frizzell didn’t waste any time on Sunday. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning off Drew McDaniel to get Texas A&M on the scoreboard.
Six innings later, Frizzell faced an 0-2 count with his team down three runs and the bases juiced with two outs. Ole Miss reliever Taylor Broadway threw a shoulder-high fastball that Frizzell turned around into the bleachers once again. The grand slam gave Texas A&M a 6-5 lead, which TAMU pitcher Chandler Jozwiak kept intact.
“I thought I really got a good swing off on the first pitch. For them to go right back to it, for me to be late. Just in the back of my head, I was thinking, I think they are going to go even higher right here, and if they do, I have to get to it because I’m not going to get another fastball if I don’t. It felt really good,” Frizzell said in a release.
Somebody better check for dents in those bleachers.
The Texas A&M star finished his weekend 7-for-12 with five home runs and 11 RBIs. Unsurprisingly, Frizzell won SEC Player of the Week. Duh.
The Aggies may have had some rough luck in conference play thus far. They still have two series to go against LSU and Auburn before the SEC Tournament. Whatever you’re doing, Will Frizzell, don’t change it.