Nola Receives More All-America Recognition
Published: July 16, 2012, 05:48 PM (CT)
Updated: July 17, 2012, 08:52 AM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU right-hander Aaron Nola has been named a 2012 first-team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game, and he has received second-team Freshman All-America recognition from Baseball America magazine.
Nola was named a first-team Freshman All-American last month by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Nola, a product of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, was 7-4 in 2012 with a 3.61 ERA in 19 appearances (16 starts). He worked 89.2 innings, allowing 36 earned runs with seven walks and 89 strikeouts.
Of Nola, Perfect Game’s Kendall Rogers writes, “he only got better as the season progressed, touching 94-95 mph by the end of the season.”
Nola was named to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team after defeating Louisiana-Monroe in a first-round game. He pitched eight innings in that contest, limiting the Warhawks to one run on four hits with one walk and a career-high 10 strikeouts.
Nola was voted to the Freshman All-SEC Team last month by the league’s coaches, and he received All-Louisiana recognition from the state’s sportswriters association.
LSU has had a player named to a Freshman All-America team in six of the past seven seasons.