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MSU’s Ginn earns second SEC Freshman of the Week honor

On the year, Ginn owns a 3-0 record with a 1.89 ERA in 19.0 innings of work.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 6:09 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – Freshman JT Ginn has earned his second weekly honor in as many weeks from the Southeastern Conference, as the rookie right-handed pitcher was tabbed as the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the second-straight week.

Ginn earned MVP honors of the Frisco Classic as he fired off seven innings of three-hit, two-run baseball to earn a victory over No. 3 Texas Tech on Saturday, March 2. The right hander fanned eight batters and walked only one in the outing to improve to 3-0 on the season in three starts. The Red Raiders were averaging 11.2 hits and 9.3 runs per game entering the weekend, but Ginn was able to scatter three hits, as he retired 12-straight batters from the second inning to the sixth inning.

On the year, Ginn owns a 3-0 record with a 1.89 ERA in 19.0 innings of work. He has allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out 24 batters. Opponents are hitting just .109 against Ginn in his three starts.

This is Ginn’s second career weekly honor from the conference, as he was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week following last week’s outing vs. No. 21 Southern Miss. Since the SEC Freshman of the Week award was established, only two Diamond Dawgs have won multiple awards, with Brandon Turner (2007) and Daryl Norris (2011) each earning two Freshman of the Week awards in their respective seasons.

Another five-game week awaits Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs will begin the week against No. 14 East Carolina on Tuesday, March 5 at 3 p.m. After hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, the Diamond Dawgs will welcome Maine for a three-game series at Dudy Noble Field from March 8-10.

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