RUSTON — In the midst of an appearance in the College World Series, LSU continued to collect postseason accolades on the All-Louisiana college baseball team.
The Tigers had eight players selected to the first and second teams, with LSU players earning four of the five specialty awards for the team, as selected and announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Ten teams were represented on the two teams as LSU led the way, while UL-Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana followed with five total selections.
LSU’s Alex Lange earned both Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, while Tigers shortstop Alex Bregman was voted Player of the Year. UL-Lafayette second baseman Stefan Trosclair was voted Newcomer of the Year.
Five coaches 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.
Bregman ended the regular season with a .329 average. He totaled 22 doubles, nine homers, 47 runs batted in and 32 stolen bases.
Lange was voted the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after posting a 10-0 record in the regular season with a 1.94 ERA. The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, native struck out 98 and held opposing hitters to a .208 average.
After spending two years at LSU-Eunice, Trosclair was second on the team with a .358 average in his first season as a junior second baseman for the Ragin’ Cajuns. The Sulphur native recorded 15 doubles, 16 home runs and 53 RBIs.
Mainieri is his ninth season at LSU and was voted as the LSWA Coach of the Year for the fifth time after leading the Tigers to a 45-9 regular season record in 2015.
In addition to LSU’s Lange and Bregman, other Tigers on the first team are catcher Kade Scivicque, first baseman Chris Chinea, shortstop Alex Bregman, third baseman Conner Hale and outfielder Andrew Stevenson.
Along with Trosclair, UL-Lafayette’s Tyler Girouard (utility) is on the first team, while Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Tate Scioneaux and outfielder Jacob Seward are also on first team. Rounding out the first team is LSU-Alexandria pitcher Adam Hines, Nicholls State pitcher Justin Sinibaldi and Northwestern State outfielder Cort Brinson.
2015 LSWA ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAMS
(Stats based on games played through conference tournaments)
P/Adam Hines, LSU-Alexandria/Jr./Bunkie, La./10-1, 0.96 ERA, 76 K, RRAC Pitcher of the Year
P/Alex Lange, LSU/Fr./Lee’s Summit, Mo./10-0, 1.94 ERA, SEC Freshman of the Year
P/Tate Scioneaux, Southeastern La./Jr./Reserve, La./9-3, 2.53 ERA, 96 K, 1st Team All-Southland
P/Justin Sinibaldi, Nicholls St./Jr./Kenner, La./10-1, 1.40 ERA, Southland Pitcher of the Year
C/Kade Scivicque, LSU/Sr./Maurepas, La./.356 BA, 19 2B, 42 RBI, 1st Team All-SEC, All-Defensive Team
1B/Chris Chinea, LSU/Jr./Miami, Fla./.363 BA, 16 2B, 11 HR, 55 RBI, 2nd Team All-SEC
2B/Stefan Trosclair, UL-Lafayette/Jr./Sulphur, La./.358 BA, 15 2B, 16 HR, 53 RBI, 1st Team All-Sun Belt
SS/Alex Bregman, LSU/Jr./Albuquerque, N.M./.329 BA, 22 2B, 9 HR, 47 RBI, 32 SB, 1st Team All-SEC
3B/Conner Hale, LSU/Sr./New Port Richey, Fla./.352 BA, 17 2B, 53 RBI, 1st Team All-SEC
OF/Cort Brinson, Northwestern St./Jr./Hattiesburg, Miss./.350 BA, 9 HR, 42 RBI, SLC Hitter of the Year
OF/Jacob Seward, Southeastern La./So./New Orleans, La./.350 BA, 35 RBI, 19 SB, SLC Player of the Year
OF/Andrew Stevenson, LSU/Jr./Youngsville, La./.361 BA, 10 2B, 5 3B, 20 RBI, 24 SB, 1st Team All-SEC
UTIL/Tyler Girouard, UL-Lafayette/Sr./Lafayette, La./.337 BA, 18 2B, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Alex Bregman, LSU
Vote totals – Bregman (19), Seward (3), Brinson (1), Rasch (1), No vote (1)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR – Alex Lange, LSU
Vote totals – Lange (16), Sinibaldi (4), Hines (3), Scioneaux (2)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Alex Lange, LSU
Vote totals – Lange (22), Leger (2), Hemphill (1)
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – Stefan Trosclair, UL-Lafayette
Vote totals – Trosclair (19), Reese (3), Duester (1), Johnson (1), No vote (1)
COACH OF THE YEAR – Paul Mainieri, LSU
Vote totals – Mainieri (14), Robichaux (5), Pierce (3), Riser (3)
P/Kyle Cedotal, Southeastern La./Jr./Denham Springs, La./9-2, 2.08 ERA, 95 K, 2nd Team All-Southland
P/Stuart Holmes, Nicholls St./Sr./Vancleave, Miss./1.11 ERA, 27 APP, 15 SV, SLC Relief Pitcher of the Year
P/Gunner Leger, UL-Lafayette/Fr./Lake Charles, La./6-4, 2.95 ERA, 79 K, Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
P/Jared Poche’, LSU/So./Lutcher, La./7-1, 3.35 ERA, 15 GS, 88.2 IP, 54 K, .257 B/AVG.
C/Garrett Parsons, Louisiana College/Sr./Channelview, Texas/.359 BA, 10 2B, 34 RBI, 2nd Team All-ASC
1B/Kevin Carr, Southeastern La./Sr./Chandler, Ariz./.336 BA, 15 2B, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 1st Team All-Southland
2B/Mitch Huckabay, LSU-Alexandria/Sr./Mansfield, Texas/.365 BA, 42 RBI, 18 SB, 1st Team All-RRAC
SS/Blake Trahan, UL-Lafayette/Jr./Kinder, La./.336 BA, 15 2B, 28 RBI, 17 SB, Sun Belt Player of the Year
3B/Keelin Rasch, ULM/Sr./Harrisburg, Ill./.359 BA, 13 2B, 9 HR, 41 RBI, 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
OF/Kyle Clement, UL-Lafayette/Jr./Jeanerette, La./.358 BA, 17 2B, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
OF/Mark Laird, LSU/Jr./Monroe, La./.323 BA, 9 2B, 22 RBI, 23-27 SB-ATT, SEC All-Defensive Team
*OF/Kade Billeaudeaux, LSU-Shreveport/Sr./Welsh, La./.335 BA, 13 2B, 37 RBI, 14 SB, 1st Team All-RRAC
*OF/Andrew Guillotte, McNeese St./Sr./Moss Bluff, La./.313 BA, 14 2B, 21 SB, 2nd Team All-Southland
UTIL/Daniel Midyett, Southeastern La./Jr./Shreveport, La./.306 BA, 8 HR, 46 RBI, 1st Team All-Southland
*Tied for position