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The three finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Award have been named, and junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough is in the group.
Ole Miss junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough has been named one of three finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Award which is presented annually to the top collegiate baseball player in Mississippi, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.
The trophy is named in honor of the legendary Boo Ferriss, who played for Mississippi State and the Boston Red Sox and was the long-time baseball coach at Delta State. One of the three finalists will be presented the trophy at a C Spire Wireless-sponsored luncheon Monday, May 14, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Yarbrough has also been named to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list, honoring the top college baseball player in the nation.
Yarbrough is currently second in the league in hitting with a .407 average and also ranks among the SEC leaders in slugging percentage (9 th - .557), on base percentage (6 th - .453), hits (2 nd – 79), RBI (8 th – 40), doubles (4 th – 16) and total bases (5 th – 108).
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