BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU baseball players that participated in summer collegiate leagues are returning to Baton Rouge, ready to begin fall semester classes on Monday, August 26.
Several Tigers excelled in summer league competition, sharpening their skills for the 2014 season as LSU seeks to advance to the College World Series for the second straight year.
Sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman, the 2013 National Freshman of the Year, batted .361 in 18 games this summer for the U.S. Collegiate National Team, helping the squad post a 20-3 record. Bregman collected seven doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Sophomore outfielder Andrew Stevenson batted .363 in 40 games with the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League. Stevenson recorded nine doubles, three triples, two homers, 20 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Junior outfielder Jared Foster hit .373 in 16 games for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League with three doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and six stolen bases.
Sophomore outfielder Mark Laird hit .292 in 18 games for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League with two doubles, eight RBI and two steals.
Sophomore catcher Michael Barash had six doubles, two homers and 15 RBI in 32 games for the Alexandria Blue Anchors of the Northwoods League. Junior infielder Tyler Moore launched four homers while collecting four doubles and 21 RBI for the Battle Creek Bombers.
Sewald made 20 relief appearances for the Lakeshore Chinooks, recording seven saves, 30 strikeouts and a 2.41 ERA in in 41 innings. Devall started nine games for the Battle Creek Bombers, recording 43 strikeouts in 43 innings with a 2.30 ERA.
LSU begins its six-week fall practice session on Sunday, September 29. The Tigers open the 2014 season on February 14 when they play host to New Orleans in Alex Box Stadium.