Mississippi State junior pitcher Ross Mitchell has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team.
Mitchell leads Phase 2 ministries on campus each month in the Palmeiro Center and also reads to local elementary schools. He also spoke at over a dozen schools and churches throughout Mississippi and his native Tennessee.
“When you live in a city like Starkville that gives so much to you, it’s so important to give back to the city at every opportunity possible,” Mitchell said in a release. “I am just one of many on our team that has been able to volunteer our time and efforts. Our whole team is thankful for everyone who has welcomed and supported us in these efforts.”
Mitchell and some of his teammates spent their winter break in the Bahamas building houses and holding baseball clinics.
The All-American has appeared in 18 games on the mound this season including 11 starts. Mitchell is 8-4 with a 2.10 earned run average with 49 strikeouts and 29 walks in 107.1 innings of work.