Lange, Robertson Earn All-America Recognition

Senior shortstop Kramer Robertson
Senior shortstop Kramer Robertson
Kyle Zedaker
Bill Franques
Bill Franques
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior pitcher Alex Lange and senior shortstop Kramer Robertson were named Monday to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball preseason All-America teams.

Lange, a right-hander from Lee’s Summit, Mo., was voted to the first team, and Robertson, a product of McGregor, Texas, was named to the second team.

Lange, a first-team All-American as a freshman in 2015, started 17 games last season as a sophomore, posting an 8-4 mark and a 3.79 ERA in 111.2 innings with 49 walks and 125 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .226 batting average. He finished No. 2 in the SEC in innings pitched and No. 4 in the league in strikeouts.

Lange, who was 12-0 in his freshman year, enters this season with a 20-4 career mark at LSU. He has worked 225.2 innings in 34 starts through two seasons, posting a 2.87 ERA and 256 strikeouts.

Lange is also a member of the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a marketing major.

Robertson earned second-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors at shortstop in 2016, batting .324 (84-for-259) with 20 doubles, two triples, two homers, 39 RBI, 61 runs and 14 stolen bases. He was LSU’s leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .363 (45-for-124) with nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 19 RBI, 26 runs and six steals.

Robertson finished No. 3 in the SEC in doubles, No. 3 in runs scored No. 8 in base hits. He was named to the watch list for the 2016 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, which is presented each season to the nation’s best shortstop.

Robertson was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 MLB Draft, but he elected to return to LSU for his senior season.

The Tigers return to campus for the spring semester in early January, and preseason practice begins on January 27. LSU opens the 2017 season on February 17 versus Air Force in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
 
2017 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Teams

FIRST TEAM
RHP Andrew Beckwith (Coastal Carolina)
RHP Alex Faedo (Florida)
RHP Alex Lange (LSU)
RHP Kyle Wright (Vanderbilt)
RHP Brian Howard (Texas Christian)
Relief Sam Donko (Virginia Commonwealth)
Relief Glenn Otto (Rice)
C Nick Feight (N.C. Wilmington)
1B Dylan Busby (Florida St.)
2B Collin Thacker (Gardner-Webb)
3B Carl Stajduhar (New Mexico)
SS Taylor Walls (Florida St.)
OF Seth Beer (Clemson)
OF Jeren Kendall (Vanderbilt)
OF Kevin Strohschein (Tennessee Tech.)
DH Luken Baker (Texas Christian)
UT Brendan McKay (Louisville)

SECOND TEAM
RHP Darren McCaughan (Long Beach St.)
LHP Eli Kraus (Kent St.)
RHP Bryce Fehmel (Oregon St.)
LHP Tyler Wilson (Rhode Island)
RHP James Karinchak (Bryant)
LHP Pat Krall (Clemson)
LHP Seth Romero (Houston)
RHP Brady Puckett (Lipscomb)
RHP Clarke Schmidt (South Carolina)
RHP Colton Eastman (Cal. St. Fullerton)
RHP Corbin Burnes (St. Mary's)
RHP J.B. Bukauskas (North Carolina)
LHP Michael Mediavilla (Miami, Fla.)
RHP Jesse Lepore (Miami, Fla.)
RHP Tyler Buffett (Oklahoma St.)
Relief Dylan Moore (Louisiana-Lafayette)
Relief Durbin Feltman (Texas Christian)
Relief Troy Montemayor (Baylor)
C Evan Skoug (Texas Christian)
C Hagen Owenby (East Tennessee St.)
C J.J. Schwarz (Florida)
1B Evan White (Kentucky)
1B Pavin Smith (Virginia)
2B Clayton Daniel (Jacksonville St.)
3B Jake Burger (Missouri St.)
SS Kramer Robertson (LSU)
OF Keston Hiura (U.C. Irvine)
OF Tyler Jones (Air Force)
OF Stuart Fairchild (Wake Forest)
UT Adam Haseley (Virginia)

THIRD TEAM
RHP Tanner Houck (Missouri)
RHP Jayson Rose (Utah)
RHP Tristan Beck (Stanford)
RHP Davis Martin (Texas Tech.)
RHP B.J. Butler (Ball St.)
LHP Ricky Tyler Thomas (Fresno St.)
RHP Alex Cunningham (Coastal Carolina)
RHP Brigham Hill (Texas A&M)
RHP Kade McClure (Louisville)
LHP Evan Krucznski (East Carolina)
Relief Kyle Nelson (U.C. Santa Barbara)
Relief Josh Reagan (South Carolina)
Relief Cameron Ragsdale (Florida Atlantic)
Relief Seth Elledge (Dallas Baptist)
C Deon Stafford, Jr. (St. Joseph's)
C Daulton Varsho (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
1B Joe Davis (Houston)
1B Ross Haffey (Miami, Ohio)
1B Colton Shaver (Brigham Young)
1B K.J. Harrison (Oregon St.)
2B Brett Netzer (N.C. Charlotte)
2B Trey Hair (Evansville)
2B Cullen Large (William & Mary)
3B Jeffrey Bohling (Gonzaga)
3B Elliott Barzilli (Texas Christian)
3B Colby Bortles (Mississippi)
SS Clay Fisher (U.C. Santa Barbara)
SS Dalton Guthrie (Florida)
SS John Ruiz (Miami, Fla.)
OF Kel Johnson (Georgia Tech.)
OF Jordan Glover (Delaware)
OF Brent Rooker (Mississippi St.)
OF Bryson Bowman (Western Carolina)
UT Luis Gonzalez (New Mexico)


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