Four Tigers Earn All-SEC Baseball Honors

May 23, 2016

HOOVER, ALA. – Four LSU players earned All-SEC recognition in voting by the league’s 14 coaches prior to the start of the SEC Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Tigers will face No. 12 seed Tennessee at 8 p.m. CT Tuesday in the tournament’s first round.

LSU junior shortstop Kramer Robertson and sophomore designated hitter Bryce Jordan were voted to the First-Team All-SEC squad by the coaches.

Rightfielder Antoine Duplantis was named to the Freshman All-SEC squad, and junior second baseman Cole Freeman was voted to the SEC All-Defensive Team.

Robertson, a native of McGregor, Texas, is batting .321 this season with 17 doubles, two triples, one homer and 52 runs scored. He is the Tigers’ leading hitter in SEC games, batting .363 with nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 19 RBI and 26 runs.

Robertson is No. 4 in the SEC in doubles with 17, and he is No. 7 in the league in runs scored with 52. He has committed only eight errors at shortstop this season, and he has made a highlight reel’s worth of spectacular plays.

Jordan, a product of Lake Charles, La., is hitting .316 with six doubles, five homers, 30 RBI and 36 runs. He is No. 3 in the SEC in on-base percentage (.447), and he has been hit by a pitch on 23 occasions.

Jordan is batting .333 in SEC games with three doubles, four homers, 14 RBI and 18 runs.

Duplantis is batting a team-high .335 on the year with six doubles, five triples, two homers, 35 RBI and 41 runs. He was also named on Monday the SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance in the Tigers four games last week, including a series victory over top-ranked Florida.

Duplantis batted .455 (5-for-11) versus Florida with one RBI, one run, three walks and a .571 on-base percentage. He is sixth in the SEC this season with 76 base hits, and he has posted hitting streak of 19 games and 14 games this season.

Freeman has a .973 fielding percentage with only seven errors at second base this season, and he is hitting .331 on the year with six doubles, three triples, one homer, 23 RBI and 41 runs. Freeman is hitting .471 (16-for-34) over LSU’s past 12 games with one double, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and 11 runs.

Freeman is No. 3 in the SEC in stolen bases with 24 this season, and he is No. 7 in the league in on-base percentage (.436)

2016 SEC Baseball Awards
Player of the Year: Boomer White, Texas A&M
Pitcher of the Year: Logan Shore, Florida
Freshman of the Year: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
Coach of the Year: John Cohen, Mississippi State
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Derek Lance, Tennessee

First Team All-SEC
C: Henri Lartigue, Ole Miss
1B: Nathaniel Lowe, Mississippi State
2B: Ryne Birk, Texas A&M
3B: Boomer White, Texas A&M
SS: Kramer Robertson, LSU
OF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
OF: J.B. Woodman, Ole Miss
OF: Gene Cone, South Carolina
*DH/UT: Jack Kruger, Mississippi State
*DH/UT: Bryce Jordan, LSU
SP: Logan Shore, Florida
SP: Dakota Hudson, Mississippi State
RP: Shaun Anderson, Florida

Second Team All-SEC Team
C: Mike Rivera, Florida
*1B: Peter Alonso, Florida
*1B: Evan White, Kentucky
2B: Tate Blackman, Ole Miss
3B: Nick Senzel, Tennessee
SS: Dalton Guthrie, Florida
OF: Anfernee Grier, Auburn
OF: Bryan Reynolds, Vanderbilt
OF: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt
DH/UT: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State
SP: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt
SP: Clarke Schmidt, South Carolina
RP: Mark Ecker, Texas A&M

Freshman All-SEC Team
*C: Chris Cullen, South Carolina
*C: Michael Curry, Georgia
1B: LT Tolbert, South Carolina
2B: Deacon Liput, Florida
3B: Jonathan India, Florida
SS: Connor Kaiser, Vanderbilt
OF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
OF: Antoine Duplantis, LSU
OF: Chandler Taylor, Alabama
DH/UT: Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt
SP: Braden Webb, South Carolina
SP: Adam Hill, South Carolina
RP: Sean Hjelle, Kentucky

SEC All-Defensive Team
C: Mike Rivera, Florida
1B: Evan White, Kentucky
*2B: Cole Freeman, LSU
*2B: Ryne Birk, Texas A&M
3B: Nick Senzel, Tennessee
SS: Dalton Guthrie, Florida
OF: Buddy Reed, Florida
OF: Anfernee Grier, Auburn
OF: J.B. Woodman, Ole Miss
*P: Jordan Sheffield, Vanderbilt
*P: Kyle Simonds, Texas A&M
*P: Dustin Beggs, Kentucky

* – Denotes a tie in voting. Ties are not broken.

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