hutchinson named all-america

Tupelo’s Hutchinson named to D1 All-America team

From staff reports

OXFORD – Ole Miss junior outfielder Burney Hutchinson was selected as a second team All-America by Baseball Weekly Wednesday evening.

Hutchinson is the first Rebel to earn All-America honors since David Dellucci and Jamey Price in 1995.

“This is a great honor for Burney, and one that doesn’t come along very often,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “It’s been six years since we’ve last had an All-American here at Ole Miss, and Burney is certainly deserving. He had a terrific year and we’re very proud of him.”

Hutchinson, a native of Tupelo, Miss., started all 63 games for Ole Miss this season. He batted .356 with 14 home runs and 63 RBIs, leading the Rebels in 12 different offensive categories and tying in two others. He set a school single-season record with 69 runs scored, and in the latest Southeastern Conference statistics, Hutchinson ranks in the top 10 in 10 different departments.

He also ends his junior year ranked in the top ten on four Ole Miss career charts. Hutchinson is tied for sixth all-time in triples and home runs, is tied for seventh in walks, and ranks ninth on the school’s career list for RBIs.

Ole Miss finished its first year under Bianco with a 39-23-1 record and received an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament. The 39 victories was one shy of the school record for wins in a season.

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