Hudson selected as Howser Trophy Semifinalist

Dakota Hudson

Dakota Hudson

Mississippi State junior pitcher Dakota Hudson has been named a semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy which is presented annually to the top player in college baseball.

The 6-foot-5 right-hander from Dunlap, Tennessee is 9-3 on the year with a 2.29 earned run average. Hudson has 101 strikeouts and 29 walks in 98 1/3 innings spanning 14 starts this spring.

Hudson is one of 43 players to be selected as a semifinalist and joins seven others from the Southeastern Conference.

Finalists will be announced on June 9 and the winner selected on June 17.

Former Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi won the Howser Trophy last year.


Peter Alonso, 1B, Florida Brendan McKay, UT, Louisville
Luken Baker, UT, TCU Hunter Melton, 1B, Texas A&M
Seth Beer, OF, Clemson Brian Mims, 2B, UNC Wilmington
Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State Dylan Moore, RP, Louisiana
Joseph Camacho, SP, Alabama State Sheldon Neuse, SS, Oklahoma
CJ Chatham, SS, Florida Atlantic Jake Noll, 2B, Florida Gulf Coast
Zack Collins, C, Miami Corey Raley, DH, Texas Tech
Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest Troy Rallings, RP, Washington
Chris DeVito, C, New Mexico Corey Ray, OF, Louisville
Nick Feight, C, UNC Wilmington Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt
Matt Fiedler, UT, Minnesota John Sansone, 3B, Florida State
Jameson Fisher, 1B, Southeastern Louisiana Clarke Schmidt, SP, South Carolina
Bryan Garcia, RP, Miami Ryan Scott, OF, Little Rock
Thomas Hackimer, RP, St. John’s Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee
Darrick Hall, 1B, Dallas Baptist Colton Shaver, DH, BYU
Drew Harrington, SP, Louisville Logan Shore, SP, Florida
Kevin Hill, SP, South Alabama Nick Solak, 2B, Louisville
Dakota Hudson, SP, Mississippi State Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia
Connor Jones, SP, Virginia Taylor Walls, SS, Florida State
Connor Justus, SS, Georgia Tech Boomer White, 3B, Texas A&M
Eric Lauer, SP, Kent State G.K. Young, DH, Coastal Carolina
Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer  


I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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