This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss senior right-handed pitcher James McMahon (Hattiesburg, Miss.) continues to be on the watch list for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year Award, which has been narrowed to 25 players from across the country.
The Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on June 29 in Lubbock as part of the annual Night of Champions.
McMahon improved to 11-1 on the season in an 8-4 victory in the Golden Eagles' regular-season finale Friday night at Middle Tennessee. The squad tied a school-record by winning its 13-straight contest.
For McMahon, who is the only pitcher in Conference USA to make the list, he is now is tied for second place on the single-season school charts in victories and will help lead Southern Miss in next week's Conference USA Baseball Championships, presented by Petro Nissan, beginning Wednesday at Pete Taylor Park on the Golden Eagle campus.
McMahon is also one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. Professional scouts and college coaches chose the five finalists and also will vote again this week from among the five. The coaches/scouts voting will comprise 90 percent of the final vote. Fan voting, conducted by C Spire, will account for the other 10 percent of the voting. Fan voting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and conclude at Sunday at noon. Voting will be done at www.csopavoting.com.
The C Spire Ferriss Trophy will be presented at a luncheon on Monday, May 18, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Call (601) 982-8264 for tickets or purchase online at msfame.com.
For more information on the Pitcher of the Year Award of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
NAME TEAM CONFERENCE
Brendan McKay Louisville ACC
Tommy Peterson South Florida American Athletic
Carson Cross UConn American Athletic
Eddie Muhl George Washington Atlantic 10
Kevin Duchene Illinois Big Ten
Tyler Jay Illinois Big Ten
Mike Shawaryn Maryland Big Ten
Josh Roeder Nebraska Big Ten
Michael Freeman Oklahoma State Big 12
Riley Ferrell TCU Big 12
Preston Morrison TCU Big 12
Alex Young TCU Big 12
Corey Taylor Texas Tech Big 12
Taylor Clarke College of Charleston Colonial
James McMahon Southern Mississippi Conference USA
Adam Whitt Nevada Mountain West
Ryan Burr Arizona State Pac-12
David Berg UCLA Pac-12
Luke Gillingham Navy Patriot
Alex Lange LSU SEC
Grayson Long Texas A&M SEC
Carson Fulmer Vanderbilt SEC
Stuart Holmes Nicholls State Southland
Justin Sinibaldi Nicholls State Southland
Joseph Camacho Alabama State SWAC