Very talented player who swings the bat with consistency and pop ... enjoyed an outstanding summer of 2018 in a collegiate wood-bat league prior to enrolling at LSU and has shown he can handle college pitching.
Played in 19 games (10 starts), batting .186 (8-for-43) with two doubles, one runs and six RBI ... missed two months of the season from late February until late April with a thumb injury ... started seven games at second base, two at designated hitter and one at first base ... started at second base for Games 2 and 3 at Alabama (April 27-28), and he delivered three hits in the series, including a two-out, two-run single to highlight LSU's three-run rally in the third inning of the Game 3 win.
Prior to LSU
Earned 2018 All-America recognition from Rawlings ... earned 2018 first-team all-state recognition at Houma Christian High School, batting .452 in his senior season with 33 hits, 34 RBI, 10 home runs and 46 runs ... a four time all-district selection and two-time district Most Valuable Player at Houma Christian High School ... and honors graduate and member of the National Honor Society ... played in the summer of 2018 in the Prospect League – a collegiate summer league – for the Danville (Ill.) Dans, batting .331 with six doubles, two triples, three homers, 23 RBI, 28 runs and 28 stolen bases.
Full name is Gavin Joseph Dugas ... parents are Gabe and Glenna Dugas ... has one older brother, Blake ... says it was his “childhood dream to play at LSU in front of the best fans in the country!” ... majoring in marketing at LSU ... born May 19, 2000, in Houma, La.
Dugas' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Ole Miss (5/5/19)
Hits: 2 at Alabama (4/27/19); 2 vs. Ole Miss (5/3/19)
Runs Scored: 1 vs. Bryant (2/24/19)
Doubles: 1 twice; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/3/19)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 2 at Alabama (4/28/19)