Five of Mississippi’s top college baseball players gathered Monday at Pearl River Resort with the 2023 Ferriss Trophy up for grabs. When it was all said and done, Ole Miss utility player Kemp Alderman was the one to hoist the trophy.
Alderman, a native of Decatur, played outfield, catcher, and pitcher for Ole Miss this season. Serving as a staple to the Rebels’ lineup, Alderman boasted a .376 batting average with 19 home runs and 61 RBI. In two appearances on the mound, the junior allowed just one hit while striking out four.
Straight Out of Decatur, It’s Mississippi’s Finest
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— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) May 22, 2023
Alderman was selected over Southern Miss’ Tanner Hall and Slade Wilks, Mississippi State’s Hunter Hines, and Jackson State’s Ty Hill. He joins a list of legendary Rebels to win the award, including Stephen Head (2004), Brian Pettway (2005), Scott Bittle (2008), Drew Pomeranz (2010), and Austin Bousfield (2014).