JACKSON, Miss., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Miss pitcher James McMahon, a finalist for National College Pitcher of the Year, won the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Monday as the top college baseball player in Mississippi this season.
McMahon, a 6-foot, 1-inch senior right-hander from Oak Grove, had one of the best overall seasons in school history. Heading into this week's Conference USA tournament, McMahon is 11-1 with a 1.72 earned run average (ERA), finishing the regular season with 55 strike outs, 21 walks and an opponents' batting average of .203. Southern Miss won 13 of the 14 games he started this year.
The players and coaches were honored at a special luncheon co-hosted by C Spire and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. McMahon beat out four other finalists, including Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea, Jackson State infielder Melvin Rodriguez, Millsaps pitcher-infielder Keith Shumaker and Ole Miss pitcher Scott Weathersby, who was McMahon's teammate when they played high school baseball together at Oak Grove.
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