Three Cajuns Named ABCA All-Americans
The American Baseball Coaches’ Association released it’s All-America team today and three members of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Super Regional team are on the list.
Second baseman Jace Conrad and shortstop Blake Trahan were named to the first team, while OF Caleb Adams was named to the second team.
With his selection, Conrad becomes the first consensus first team All-American in school history. He was recently named by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Conrad, a 13th round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays, hit .364, with nine homers and 65 RBI. He also stole 22 bases and made only three errors all season.
Trahan, a sophomore from Kinder, hit .355 with four homers and 49 RBI despite batting in the leadoff spot for a good part of the season. He was part of a Cajuns’ infield that turned 62 double plays.
Adams, a tenth round choice of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, led the Sun Belt Conference in hitting with a .381 average. He hit eleven home runs on the season, marking the second year in a row that he topped the club. He drove in 42 runs and had a .502 on base percentage, which was one of the best in the country.
Conrad and Adams have begun their professional careers. Trahan, a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award given to the nation’s top shortstop, will return to the Cajuns in the fall, after his participation with the USA National Team.