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JT Ginn Named Co-National Freshman Pitcher of the Year

Hail State Pics/Mississippi State Athletics

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.

He joins teammates Tanner Allen (2018), Rowdey Jordan (2018), Jake Mangum (2016) and Riley Self (2017) as Freshman All-American.