USM’s Reed Trimble named Freshman All-American
The Southern Miss pitching staff got a lot of the credit this year and rightfully so, leading the nation in strikeout to walk ratio heading into the Oxford Regional, but USM’s best offensive player is finally getting his credit as well.
This morning, Reed Trimble was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-America team, just two days removed from the conclusion of a banner season for the Black and Gold.
As a second-year freshman playing in his first full season due to COVID-19, Trimble held a share of the team-lead for batting average with Gabe Montenegro, hitting at a clip of .345.
The five-tool outfielder also paced USM with 17 home runs, 72 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases, becoming the first freshman to lead the Golden Eagles in homers since Matt Wallner in 2017.
In Starkville, Mississippi State’s Landon Sims named one of ten finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award.
This season, the Bulldog closer put up eye-popping numbers with a miniscule 1.34 ERA and a 0.86 whip to go along with 78 strikeouts across 40-and-a-third innings pitched. He went 3-0 with nine saves.