Alex Lange and Jared Poche were named Louisville Slugger Preseason All-Americans on Tuesday, one day after their team was pegged No. 7 in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll.
The newspaper also chooses the All-American team, which also featured UL-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair as a First Team selection.
A first team selection and reigning National Freshman of the Year, Lange was 12-0 in 17 starts of a stellar first season where he struck out 131 in 114 innings with a 1.97 ERA. He was dominant throughout fall practice, sitting as high as 94 mph with his fastball while burying a breaking ball anywhere from 82-84 mph.
Poche, who was selected to the second team, was 9-2 with a 3.05 ERA as LSU’s Friday night starter last season. He was the starter in both the regional and super regional clinching games en route to LSU’s College World Series appearance.
Poche and Lange each threw three innings in the final fall scrimmage of the season, notching six combined strikeouts while allowing three earned runs.