Turner, Wahl Named Ferriss Award Finalists

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Stuart Turner and Bobby Wahl were named finalists for the 2013 C Spire Ferriss Award.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Stuart Turner and Bobby Wahl were named finalists for the 2013 C Spire Ferriss Award.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 13, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – Junior catcher Stuart Turner and junior right-hander Bobby Wahl have been named as two of the five finalists for the 2013 C Spire Ferriss Award, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced late Monday afternoon.

The pair of Rebels comprises an expanded list of five finalists for the award this year that was previously made up of three finalists through the first nine years. The Ferriss Award, which honors the top collegiate baseball player in Mississippi, is being presented for the 10th time after first being presented in the 2004 season.

The winner of the award will be announced at a luncheon on Monday, May 20, at 11:15 a.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson.

Previous winners from Ole Miss include Stephen Head (2004), Brian Pettway (2005), Scott Bittle (2008) and Drew Pomeranz (2010). Other finalists for the award from Ole Miss include Zack Cozart (2007), Bittle (2009) and Alex Yarbrough (2012).

Turner leads the Rebels at the plate this year with a .390 batting average, five home runs and 46 RBI as he has helped Ole Miss post a 35-17 record and sit fifth in the overall Southeastern Conference standings with a week to play in the season. He ranks in the top 10 in the SEC in several offensive categories, including batting average (T4th-.390), slugging percentage (5th-.566), on base percentage (5th-.462), runs scored (T7th-43), hits (T4th-71), RBI (6th-46) and doubles (T3rd-15).

Wahl has been the ace of the Rebel pitching staff this season, posting a 9-0 record this season and leading all-starters in the Southeastern Conference with a 1.43 ERA this season. The junior has turned in 10 quality starts this season and posted 73 strikeouts. The Rebels have not trailed when he left a game this season as Wahl has held opponents to a .177 batting average and ranks in the top five in the SEC in ERA, opposing batting average, wins and is ninth in strikeouts.

Against seven nationally-ranked foes, Wahl has posted a 4-0 record with a 1.14 ERA and held opponents to a .163 batting average while posting 45 strikeouts. He has also allowed only six earned runs in those outings. In his no decisions in the remaining starts against No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 24 Kentucky and No. 13 Mississippi State, the Rebels did not trail when Wahl left the game.

Wahl has also been a part of four shutouts this season, posting shutout victories over No. 12 TCU, No. 22 Alabama, a complete-game shutout at Tennessee and, due to a quick in the weather, combined for a shutout of No. 13 Mississippi State in the series opener when he pitched the first inning and recorded three strikeouts before the game was suspended due to rain. The game was then resumed the next day, with the Rebels going on to post the 3-0 victory.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Wallace Looks to Make More History

      Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Football

      Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games.  Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more

    • Rebels Ink Nation's Top JUCO Quarterback

      Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Football

      Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 8-14, 2014)

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more

    • Recapping Monday's Media Opportunities

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Dec. 14

      Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Athletics

      With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Volleyball Season Highlight

      Friday, December 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 1-7, 2014)

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more

    • Testing One, Two, Three

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Academics

      While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Dec. 7

      Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Athletics

      In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 13

      Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 13 - MSU (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Finding a Rhythm after Trip to Florida

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -

      Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more

    • Bjork, Freeze Reach Agreement on New Contract

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Football

      Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (No. 24-30, 2014)

      Monday, December 1, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 30

      Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more