Final C Spire Ferriss watch list

What follows is the final watch list for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. Voters have until 3 p.m. today to cast their first-round ballots. Five finalists will be announced late this afternoon.

In alphabetical order:

Josh Branstetter (Delta State) was named to the Gulf South Conference All-Tournament team after going 2-0 in two starts, including a shutout of West Alabama to get to the championship day.  Branstetter is now 9-2 in 13 starts on the year with a 1.68 era. He has pitched 91 innings, including four complete games. He has given up only 74 hits, while striking out 74 batters, limiting them to a .221 batting average and only 16 walks. Branstetter moved into second on the all-time Statesmen list for innings pitched in the tournament with 325. He also moved into the top five in strikeouts for his career with 249.

Chase Fowler (USM) Hitting .321, third best on the team Fowler, who has caught 46 games for the Golden Eagles this season,  has excelled defensively.

Adam Frazier (MSU) slick fielding shortstop has a .330 average with 15 doubles and six triples. Had a two-run double to pull State within 6-5 and then a two-run single to give the Bulldogs a 7-6 victory over Ole Miss on Sunday.

Chris Good (Belhaven) did not pitch last week. finished the season with a 14-3 record a 2.18 earned run average with 51 strikeouts and 34 walks. He is a sophomore from the Dallas area. Opponents hit .237 against him.

Jonathan Holder (MSU) pitched two innings, giving up one hit and no earned runs in Styate’s 7-6 win over Ole Miss Sunday.  Has 2-0 record with 13 saves and a 1.19 earned run average on the season.

Brett Huber (Ole Miss) picked up his 12th save and the career-record 37th at Ole Miss. Has a 1.80 earned run average and teams are hitting .180 against him.

Ben Kingsley (Delta State) was named to the All-GSC first team prior to the Gulf South Conference Tournament. After the tournament, Kingsley sits at a .363 batting average with 73 hits and 38 runs scored. He has 59 RBI on the season with 23 extra-base hits, including six home runs.

Wes Perkins (Millsaps), a senior catcher, leads NCAA Division III in hits (79 in 45 games), doubles (23) total bases, and is fourth in RBI with 56. His on-base percentage is .477.

Andrew Pierce (USM) registered a no-decision in his only start last week. Pierce is 9-1 on the season with a 2.37 ERA. He has 84 strikeouts in 95 innings of work. USM is 10-3 in games Pierce has started, 16-20 in games he hasn’t pitched.

Hunter Renfroe (MSU) finished the week with a .390 batting average and 15 home runs. He has batted home 51 runs in 47 games. Was 4 for 12 with three RBI in weekend series with Ole Miss.

Keith Shumaker (Millsaps), a sophomore infielder/pitcher leads Division III in runs scored with 59 and is third in hits (670) and sixth in RBI (51). He was 6-0 in nine starts as a pitcher, including four complete games.

Stuart Turner (Ole Miss), a junior catcher, finished the week with a team-leading .390 batting average with a team leading five home runs, 15 doubles and 46 runs batted in.

Bobby Wahl (Ole Miss), made a rare two starts in a weekend series with State, taking the mound in game one and striking out the side before the game was suspended due to rain. He then started the Sunday game, working 5.1 innings before leaving the game with the bases loaded and Ole Miss leading 6-0. Wahl, 9-0 with a 1.43 earned run average, started 14 games and never left or finished a game with Ole Miss behind.

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