Many Tigers make All-Louisiana College Baseball Team
In the midst of an appearance in the College World Series, LSU continues to collect postseason accolades with eight players selected to the first and second teams, while the Tigers also earned four of the five specialty awards for the 2015 All-Louisiana College Baseball Team, as selected and announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Ten different programs in the state were represented on the two teams as LSU led the way with a combined eight players named to both squads. LSU ended the regular season with an overall record of 45-9. The Tigers also nabbed four of the five special awards, while UL-Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana followed up with five selections on both the first and second teams.
The teams were selected on the basis of nominations made by the sports information and media relations contacts from the four-year baseball playing schools in the state. The list of nominations, based on stats and honors accumulated through the conference tournaments, was voted on by a panel of media and sports information representatives who are LSWA members.
LSU’s Alex Lange earned both Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, while Tiger shortstop Alex Bregman was voted Player of the Year by the LSWA. UL-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair was voted Newcomer of the Year following his breakout season for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2015.
Five different coaches from the state were nominated for Coach of the Year, which was awarded to LSU skipper Paul Mainieri (14 votes) for the fifth time in his nine seasons with the Tigers. UL-Lafayette’s Tony Robichaux (5), Southeastern Louisiana’s Matt Riser (3) and Tulane’s David Pierce (3) also received votes on the ballot.
In addition to LSU’s Lange earning Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards, the right-hander was a first team selection by the LSWA along with five of his teammates, including Kade Scivicque (C), Chris Chinea (1B), Alex Bregman (SS), Conner Hale (3B) and Andrew Stevenson (OF).
UL-Lafayette had two first team selections with Tyler Girouard (Utility) and Stefan Trosclair (2B) being named to the squad, while Southeastern Louisiana had pitcher Tate Scioneaux and outfielder Jacob Seward voted to the All-Louisiana first team. Rounding out the first team honorees was LSU-Alexandria pitcher Adam Hines, Nicholls State hurler Justin Sinibaldi and Northwestern State outfielder Cort Brinson.