Mississippi State baseball

Mississippi State pitcher Ethan Small pitches during an earlier game this season.

Mississippi State senior left-handed pitcher Ethan Small earned his first-career Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week honor and was selected to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Weekly Honor Roll after a dominant performance in the series opener at No. 15 Texas A&M.


The conference honor is the first pitcher of the week accolade earned by a Diamond Dawg since the 2016 season, when Dakota Hudson earned the award on three occasions. Small also earned his fourth weekly honor roll nod from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper for his efforts in College Station, Texas.


Against the nationally-ranked Aggies, Small retired the first 19 batters he faced in the series opener on his way to seven hitless, shutout innings. The left-hander struck out the first three batters he faced on his way to an eight strikeout effort, allowing just two base runners in the contest.

For more on Small and the Bulldogs as they get ready for a midweek game against Memphis before their next SEC series at Ole Miss, see The Starkville Daily News.

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