Ole Miss pitcher named state's top college player

By The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz has been named the top college baseball player in Mississippi, winning the Cellular South Ferriss Trophy.

The award was presented Monday by its namesake, former Delta State coach Boo Ferriss, during a ceremony at the Bologna Center for the Performing Arts on the Delta State campus.

The other finalists were Southern Miss pitcher Todd McInnis and Mississippi State first baseman Connor Powers.

Pomeranz, a junior left-hander, leads the Rebels with a 7-2 record and 2.39 ERA. He has posted a Southeastern Conference-high 127 strikeouts this season — 35 more than the next highest pitcher in the league.

Pomeranz is scheduled to start for the Rebels (36-20) when they open SEC Tournament play on Wednesday against South Carolina.