STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State freshman pitcher JT Ginn was named Co-National Freshman Pitcher of the Year and a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine on Wednesday.
Ginn shares the award with St. Mary’s Tyler Thornton.
Ginn enjoyed a successful freshman campaign, posting an 8-4 record in 16 starts on the mound. The Brandon, Mississippi native becomes the first Diamond Dawg to be honored with a national freshman of the year honor and the 36th Freshman All-American in program history.
The right-hander’s eight wins are tied for the MSU freshman record for pitching victories. He also became just the second MSU freshman pitcher credited with the 100-strikeout milestone, joining Eric DuBose who accomplished the feat during the 1995 season. His 103 strikeouts rank 18th on the single-season charts at MSU.
In the 80 1/3 innings of work, he has allowed just 69 his, walked 18 batters, and has limited opponents to just 35 runs (30 earned) and a .223 batting average.