TUCSON, AZ (WLBT) - Current Mississippi State Bulldog and former Jackson Prep Patriot Jake Mangum adds to his long list of accomplishments. The senior outfielder earned his first recognition of the 2019 season as Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named him to its Preseason All-America team. Mangum is the only Southeastern Conference athlete named to the First-Team list.
Southern Miss' outfielder and right-handed pitcher Matt Wallner is also named to the First-Team list. Wallner is the only player from the Conference USA to make the First-Team list.
Additionally, Ole Miss' Parker Caracci and Ryan Olenek earned preseason honors. Caracci was selected to the publication’s second team, while Olenek earned a third-team nod.