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Three Mississippi State Baseball Players up for Awards

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While the season has not been the most successful, a trio of Mississippi State players have a chance for recognition for their play on the field and actions off the field.

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While the results for the Mississippi State baseball team may have been disappointing this season, three Mississippi State seniors have the opportunity to pick up multiple national and statewide awards as the Bulldogs' baseball season draws to a close.

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced Wes Rea, the first baseman for the Bulldogs, as one of the five finalists for the 12th Annual C Spire Ferriss Trophy. Four other Bulldogs have won this award, which goes to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi.

While pro scouts and college coaches make up 90% of the final vote, fans can also vote beginning at 9 am Tuesday at csopavoting.com.  The winner of the award will be announced on May 18.

Senior pitcher Ross Mitchell has been named a finalist for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award.  The announcement was made by Premier Sports Management. Mitchell is the first Mississippi State baseball player to be a finalist for the award, which recognizes notable achievements in the areas of community, classroom, character, and competition.

Fans who want to support Mitchell, who is up against nine other finalists, can do so by voting once a day at seniorclassaward.com/vote.

Because of his work in the classroom, Seth Heck has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for District 6.  The announcement from the College Sports Information Directors of America was made last Thursday.  Heck, who is the reigning Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, graduated this past weekend with a degree in business administration.