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Bulldogs Receive SEC Baseball Honors

Six members of the Mississippi State baseball team were given SEC honors.

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Six members of the Mississippi State baseball team received SEC honors on Monday.

The two biggest awards went to John Cohen and Jake Mangum. Cohen won SEC Coach of the Year and Mangum won SEC Freshman of the Year, in addition to his Ferriss Trophy that he won earlier today.

John Cohen is the first Mississippi State coach to receive SEC Coach of the Year since Ron Polk in 1989, and he joins Coach Polk as the only two coaches to win SEC Coach of the Year at multiple stops; Polk won it at State and Georgia, and Cohen won it at State and Kentucky.

Jake Mangum is the first Mississippi State freshman in history to earn SEC Freshman of the Year. He joins Chris Stratton as the only two players in program history to receive awards from the SEC; Stratton won SEC Pitcher of the Year in 2012.

In addition, the all-SEC teams were announced. Five Bulldogs made it on the list. Nathaniel Lowe was named 1st team first baseman, Jake Mangum was named 1st team outfielder, Jack Kruger was named 1st team designated hitter, Dakota Hudson was named 1st team starting pitcher, Brent Rooker was named 2nd team designated hitter, and Jake Mangum was named Freshman team outfielder.

Congratulations to all these Bulldogs for their accomplishments on the field and, in Coach Cohen's case, in the dugout.