Dutchtown alum named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Bill Franques
Dutchtown alum Austin Bain. Photo courtesy of LSUsports.net.

LSU senior second baseman/pitcher Austin Bain was named SEC Baseball Co-Player of the Week Monday by the league office. He shared the honor with Florida infielder JJ Schwarz.

Bain, a Dutchtown alum, led LSU to a 4-0 record last week, batting .500 (9-for-18) with two doubles, two runs and eight RBIs. He also earned a save in LSU’s 2-0 win over Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night, firing a perfect ninth inning to preserve the victory.

In LSU’s three-game SEC weekend sweep over Tennessee, Bain hit .533 (8-for-15) with two doubles, two runs and eight RBIs. He was a catalyst in the Tigers’ thrilling comeback win over Tennessee on Sunday, providing a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to draw LSU within one run and set the stage for the game-winning hit two batters later.

In Friday night’s win over the Vols, Bain produced career-bests of four hits and three RBIs. He is hitting .314 (37-for-118) this season with 12 doubles, two homers and 26 RBIs, and he has a 2.31 ERA in 11 relief appearances, recording three saves and 16 strikeouts in 11.2 innings.