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Mangum earns preseason honor from Collegiate Baseball News

A first-team selection, Mangum was the only Southeastern Conference student-athlete on Collegiate Baseball’s preseason first team.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 5:28 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - Adding to his laundry list of accomplishments, Mississippi State baseball senior Jake Mangum earned his first recognition of the 2019 season as Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named the outfielder to its Preseason All-America team.

A first-team selection, Mangum was the only Southeastern Conference student-athlete on Collegiate Baseball’s preseason first team. He was the lone SEC position player selected to the first or second team of the publication’s All-America squads.

The active career leader in hits among NCAA baseball student-athletes, Mangum enters the season with 275 career hits. With 154 career runs scored, Mangum sits No. 4 among returning student-athletes for the 2019 season, while his .356 batting average is No. 4 among returners in Division I with at least 400 at bats in their career.

During the 2018 season, Mangum was a catalyst during the Bulldogs run to the College World Series. The Pearl, Mississippi native started every game in center field and hit leadoff in all 68 games. He reached base safely in 62 of 68 contests, ending the season with a 17-game reached base streak, while recording a hit in 57 of 68 games. He finished the 2018 campaign with the most at bats in the NCAA (288), while finishing fifth in the nation and leading the SEC with 101 hits. The 101 hits rank No. 4 all-time in a single season at Mississippi State.

On pace to end his career among the top 10 in a bevy of statistical categories, Mangum most notably will enter the 2019 season needing just 61 hits to move past Jeffrey Rea (335; 2004-07) as State’s all-time hits leader. Along those same lines, Mangum needs 77 hits to become the SEC’s career hits king, as he is chasing LSU’s Eddy Furniss (352; 1995-98) for the top spot in conference history. He can also become MSU’s all-time leader in games played with 56 appearances in 2019.

Mangum’s career accomplishments include a pair of first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a freshman and junior, as well as a second-team selection as a sophomore. He won the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division I Gold Glove as a junior, also garnered SEC All-Defensive Team honors, and was tabbed to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region second team. As a rookie, Mangum was the 2016 SEC Freshman of the Year and claimed the Ferriss Trophy, awarded to the top collegiate baseball player in the state of Mississippi.

The senior has also been drafted twice in his career, hearing his named called by the New York Mets (2018) and New York Yankees (2017) during his MSU career.

The Bulldogs open the 2019 season with a three-game series at Dudy Noble Field against Youngstown State on Feb. 15-17.

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