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Eight Cajuns Earn All-Louisiana Baseball Team Honors

Photo by Brad Kemp, ragincajuns.com

The Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun baseball season may be over, but the team continues earn accolades. Today, the All-Louisiana College Baseball Team as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association was announced, and the Cajuns were very well represented.

In fact, half of the first-team honors were Ragin’ Cajuns, while the other 7 first-team honorees were members of the LSU Tigers.

Ragin’ Cajuns Austin Robichaux (pitcher), Michael Strentz (catcher), Tyler Girouard (third base), Seth Harrison (outfield), Dex Kjerstad (outfield), Caleb Adams (designated hitter) and Ryan Leonards (utility) were first-team members, while Blake Trahan, the Sun Belt Conference freshmen of the year, represented the Cajuns on the second team.

Kjerstad was also honored as the Newcomer of the Year for first-year Louisiana non-freshman players.

The entire All-Louisiana first-team, second-team, honorable mention, and individual awards are listed below.

FIRST TEAM
POS/NAME, SCHOOL/CL/HOMETOWN/NOTES
P/Chris Cotton, LSU/Sr./Shreveport, La./15 SV, 1.38 ERA, SEC Tourney MVP
P/Ryan Eades, LSU/Jr./Slidell, La./8-1, 2.69 ERA, 75K
P/Aaron Nola, LSU/So./Baton Rouge, La./10-0, 1.94 ERA, 2013 SEC POY
P/Austin Robichaux, Louisiana/So./Crowley, La./9-2, 88 K, SBC First Team
C/Michael Strentz, Louisiana/So./Lafayette, La./.311 BA, 23 2B, 7 HR,
1B/Mason Katz, LSU/Sr./Harahan, La./First Team All-SEC, .377 BA, 14 HR, 64 RBI
2B/JaCoby Jones, LSU/Jr./Richton, Miss./Second Team All-SEC, .290 BA, 29 RBI
SS/Alex Bregman, LSU/Fr./Albuquerque, N.M./SEC FOY; .378 BA, 3rd in nation hits (96)
3B/Tyler Girouard, Louisiana/So./Lafayette, La./Second Team All-SBC, .360 BA, 7 HR, 41 RBI
OF/Seth Harrison, Louisiana/So./Cypress, Texas/First Team All-SBC, .338, 9 HR, 45 RBI
OF/Dex Kjerstad, Louisiana/Jr./Amarillo, Texas/First Team All-SBC, .388, 12 HR, 44 RBI

OF/Raph Rhymes, LSU/Sr./Monroe, La./First Team All-SEC, .335 BA, 43 RBI
DH/Caleb Adams, Louisiana/So./Texarkana, Texas/Second Team All-SBC, 16 HR, 55 RBI
UTIL/Ryan Leonards, Louisiana/Jr./Crowley, La./Second Team All-SBC, .326 BA, 30 RBI

HITTER OF THE YEAR – Mason Katz, LSU
Vote totals – Katz (20), Kjerstad (7)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR – Aaron Nola, LSU
Vote totals – Nola (25), Robichaux (1), No vote (1)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Alex Bregman, LSU
Vote totals – Bregman (22), Klotz (2), Trahan (2), Gibaut (1)
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – Dex Kjerstad, Louisiana
Vote totals – Kjerstad (22), Rizzotti (1), Gooch (1), Webster (1), Semien (1), Tromba (1)
COACH OF THE YEAR – Paul Mainieri, LSU
Vote totals – Mainieri (11), Robichaux (9), Porche (6), Byrnes (1)

SECOND TEAM
POS/NAME, SCHOOL/CL/HOMETOWN/NOTES
P/Mason Klotz, Southeastern Louisiana/Fr./Maringoin, La./3-0, 2.63 ERA, 11 SVs
P/Phil Maton, Louisiana Tech/So./Chatham, Ill./First team All-WAC, 2.70 ERA, 89K
P/Corey Thomas, LSU-Alexandria/Jr./Chalmette, La./First Team All-Conference, 10-2, 2.94 ERA
*P/Seth Webster, Louisiana College/Sr./Deville, La./ASC East POY, 10-3, 1.77 ERA, 65K
*P/David Napoli, Tulane/St./New Orleans, La./5-3, 3.00 ERA, 2nd in NCAA hits per 9 IP-5.32
C/Kyle Feazell, Louisiana College/Jr./Elmer, La./First Team All-ASC East, .301 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI
1B/Kyle Pearson, LSU-Shreveport/Sr./Stonewall, La./First Team All-RRAC, .337, 7 HR, 55 RBI
2B/Cary Myers, Louisiana College/So./Zachary, La./Second Team All-ASC East, .374 BA, 22 RBI
SS/Blake Trahan, Louisiana/Fr./Kinder, La./SBC FOY, .319 BA, 4 HR, 38 RBI
3B/Christian Ibarra, LSU/Jr./La Piente, Calif./First Team All-SEC, .335 BA, 6 HR, 37 RBI
OF/Tyler Clarkley, Centenary/Sr./Tyler, Texas/First Team All-SCAC, .373 BA, 48 RBI
OF/Darren Farmer, Grambling/Sr./Bailey, Miss./SWAC HOY, .358 BA, 35 RBI
OF/K. J. Semien, LSU-Shreveport/Jr./Houston, Texas/First Team All-RRAC, .394 BA, 25 RBI
DH/Nick Jones, LSU-Alexandria/Sr./Slidell, La./A.I.I. POY, NAIA A-A HM, .315 BA, 8 HR, 40 RBI
UTIL/Taylor Terrasas, Louisiana Tech/Sr./Santa Fe, Texas/.292 BA, 16 2B, 24 RBI.

HONORABLE MENTION
P – Cody Glenn, LSU, So., Houston, Texas (7-2, 2.41 ERA); Ian Gibaut, Tulane, Fr., Houston, Texas (2.66 ERA, 12 SVs).
C – Reed Lavallee, LSU-Shreveport, So., North Delta, British Columbia (.326, Second Team All-RRAC).
3B — Craig Littman, Centenary, Sr., Lechee, Ariz. (.367 BA, 35 RBI, SCAC Co-POY).
DH – Cole Bagbey, Louisiana College, Sr., Monroe, La. (.348 BA, 27 RBI, 25 SB).
*Tied for position

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