Three finalists named for Ferriss Trophy

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Delta State pitcher Colton Mitchell, Mississippi State pitcher Chris Stratton and Ole Miss second baseman Alex Yarbrough have been named the three finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, an award that goes to the top college baseball player in the state.

Mitchell, a junior from Lake, Miss., has an 8-0 record and threw Delta State’s first perfect game on April 14.

Stratton leads the Southeastern Conference with a 9-0 record and 2.19 ERA. The junior from Tupelo, Miss., is also second in the league with 101 strikeouts.

Yarbrough has a .407 batting average this season, which ranks second in the SEC. The junior from Allen, Texas, has committed just one error this season.

The Ferriss Trophy winner will be announced on May 14 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.