"What a great honor it is to win this award," said Ed Easley. "I would first like to thank my parents for always supporting me and not missing a game home or away throughout my career. Thanks also to the coaching staff and Coach Polk for giving me an opportunity."
In 2006, former MSU shortstop Thomas Berkery claimed the award that is named after another former Diamond Dog standout Dave "Boo" Ferriss. Ferriss had an outstanding professional career with the Boston Red Sox before entering the coaching ranks at Delta State. Other 2007 finalists were Ole Miss shortstop Zach Cozart and Belhaven's Thomas Royals.
Easley and the Bulldogs will participate in the 2007 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala., beginning on Wednesday, May 23. State opens the eight-team field as the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 seed Ole Miss at 8 p.m. CST at Regions Park.