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.
2016 DICK HOWSER TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS
|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|