Finalists Announced for the 2022 Ferriss Trophy presented by MBCI and Pearl River Resort
Posted on: May 16,2022
In a year where 17 different players from 8 different schools received votes for the Ferriss Trophy, which is presented to the Most Outstanding Baseball Player in Mississippi, it isn’t surprising that the voting for the finalists was close. The five finalists will be in attendance on Monday, May 23rd when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Pearl River Resort present this year’s trophy. Named after legendary player and coach Dave “Boo” Ferriss this will be the 18th presentation of the award. Previous winners include current Major League players such as Drew Pomeranz, Chris Stratton, Hunter Renfroe, Brent Rooker and Nick Sandlin.
Three pitchers and two position players make up the finalists this year. Ole Miss has slugger Tim Elko, Mississippi State has infielder R.J. Yeager, Southern Miss is represented by right-hand pitcher Tanner Hall, Right-hand pitcher Harrison Haley is from Delta State, and Belhaven has hurler Brett Sanchez in the final vote. Voters include the college baseball coaches from around the state and a group of professional scouts who cover the state.
Tickets for the luncheon which begins at 11:30 are available on the Hall of Fame website below or at the museum. Former Mississippi State coach Ron Polk will be the featured speaker and each respective coach will talk about their players. Individual tickets are $40 while a table of 8 tickets are $350 with additional benefits.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaws Indians and the Pearl River Resort are sponsoring the Ferriss Trophy for the first time this year.