LSU PRODUCES THREE FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS IN ONE SEASON FOR FIRST TIME
BATON ROUGE, La. – Three
LSU baseball players received first-team all-America recognition
Wednesday, marking the first time in school history the Tigers have
produced three first-team all-Americans in one season.
first baseman Mason Katz was named a first-team all-American by the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), sophomore
pitcher Aaron Nola was named to first-team all-America squads by both
the NCBWA and by Baseball America magazine, and freshman shortstop Alex
Bregman earned first-team all-America accolades from Baseball America.
LSU and Cal State Fullerton were the only schools to place multiple players on the Baseball America first-team squad.
a native of Harahan, La., is hitting .366 with 14 doubles, two triples,
15 homers and 68 RBI, and he received first-team all-SEC recognition
from the league coaches last month.
right-hander from Baton Rouge, La., is 12-0 this season with a 1.68
ERA, and he has recorded 117 strikeouts in 118 innings. He was voted
SEC Pitcher of the Year last month by the league coaches.
a product of Albuquerque, N.M., has been named National Freshman Player
of the Year by both Collegiate Baseball newspaper and by the NCBWA. He
is hitting a team-best .380 this season with 18 doubles, seven triples,
six homers, 52 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
produced 26 first-team all-Americans in its history, including eight
during the seven-season tenure of coach Paul Mainieri.