Mangum selected Freshman All-American

Jake Mangum

Jake Mangum

A day after being selected as a third team All-American by Baseball America, Mississippi State right fielder Jake Mangum was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

Mangum becomes the first freshman in school history to be named an All-American since Jonathan Holder in 2012.

The Pearl native also earned the Ferriss Trophy and SEC Freshman of the Year honors after leading the conference with a .418 batting average. That average is good enough for fourth nationally and tops among freshmen.

Overall on the year, Mangum has racked up 82 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, one home runs, 27 RBIs and six stolen bases.

View the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team

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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  • JB

    In a few months, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will play their first
    snap of the 2016 football season, and it will be the Maroon and White’s
    first go without Dak Prescott in several years. Undeniably, the
    Bulldogs had no better player than Prescott, so one question for 2016
    will center on who will be the best player for the Bulldogs. The best
    college football player in Mississippi receives the Conerly Trophy each
    season. The college teams in the state each get to have a finalist for
    the award. For Mississippi State, the last two seasons the process has
    been a quick one as the nod went to Prescott. With Dak now taking snaps
    with the Cowboys, the competition for being the best player for
    Mississippi …

  • JB

    well deserving, Jake

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