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Jake Mangum Crowned SEC Batting Champ, Earns Seventh All American Listing

Mississippi State's stellar freshman outfielder continues to reel in accolades.

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Jake Mangum has had a pretty good year. Well, it's been more than pretty good. It's been spectacular. And he's being recognized for all of his accomplishments. As part of all of his recognition, the freshman phenomenon was named the SEC Batting Champion today.

Mangum was at the top of the league with his .408 batting average and he's the first freshman to claim the title of SEC Batting Champion since Vanderbilt's Aaron Westlake claimed it back in 2009. Mangum is the first Bulldog to claim it since Brett Pirtle did only a handful of seasons ago with his .363 average in 2014.

Jake Mangum was also tabbed with his seventh All American team today. He's been named to the First Team NCBWA Freshman, First Team Baseball All America Freshman, Second Team NCBWA, Louisville Slugger Freshman Team, First Team Perfect Game Freshman, Third Team Baseball All America, and Third Team ABCA/Rawlings.

Mangum is playing in the Cape Cod summer league where he is playing with the Bourne Braves.