February 12, 2020 11:06:12 PM
Jim Ellis, the play-by-play radio broadcaster for the Mississippi State baseball team, was named the 45th recipient of the Wilbur Snypp Award, given out by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association annually for outstanding contributions to college baseball.
The award honors the late Wilbur "Bill" Snypp, the former sports information director for Ohio State and the founder of the NCBWA.
Ellis is in his 42nd year as the team's play-by-play broadcaster. He's made 10 trips to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series and has been behind the mic for over 2,500 games.
Ellis also spent 2011-2017 as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Bulldogs' football and men's basketball programs.
He's called 31 of 38 NCAA tournament appearances, five regular-season Southeastern Conference championships and all seven SEC tournament titles for the baseball program.
The National Sports Media Association named Ellis its "Outstanding Broadcaster in Mississippi" in 1998, 2002, 2013 and 2014.