Congrats to LSU’s baseball team for collecting numerous awards handed out by the SEC yesterday.
LSU Baseball: Raph Rhymes was named the SEC’s Top Player and four other Tigers were honored with All-SEC selections. Rhymes joined former Tigers Todd Walker (1993), Russ Johnson (1994), Eddy Furniss (1996), Aaron Hill (2003) and Jon Zeringue (2004) who took home the SEC’s top award. Rhymes flirted with a .500 batting average all season long and currently leads the NCAA with a .459 batting average entering NCAA postseason play.
Other Tigers selected to the All-SEC teams include pitcher Kevin Gausman (10-1, 2.84 ERA) who made the first team, and outfielder Mason Katz (.335, 11 HR, 48 RBI) who was named to the second team. Pitcher Aaron Nola (6-4, 3.93 ERA) earned an All-Freshman honor and pitcher Ryan Eades (5-2, 3.36 ERA, 73 K, 6 BB) was on the All-Defensive team.
LSU Football: The Tigers picked up a huge football commitment yesterday in Ethan Pocic (OL, 6’6″, 280) from Lemont, Illinois. As one of the top offensive linemen in the country, Pocic had offers from over 20 top programs and chose LSU over Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and others.
LSU Women’s softball will be playing No. 1 national seed California today at 2:30 p.m. to open the WCWS. This will be the Tigers first WCWS appearance since the 2004 season and the game will be televised on ESPN2/ESPN3.com.
LSU Basketball hosted three players ranked in the 2013 ESPN 100 during the weekend when members of the stacked Dallas-based Urban DFW Elite grass roots team made an unofficial visit to LSU on Memorial Day. Center Karviar Shepherd (Dallas/Grace Prep), the No. 29 player in the 2013 100, forward Jordan Mickey (Dallas/Grace Prep) the No. 41-ranked player, and guard Kendal Harris (Richardson, Texas/Berkner), the No. 93-ranked player, were among the players who made the visit.