LSU's Aaron Nola
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Baseball's Nola Named First-Team All-American
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Published: May 29, 2014, 12:49 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior right-hander Aaron Nola was named Thursday by Collegiate Baseball magazine as a 2014 first-team all-American.  

Nola, a Baton Rouge product, earned first-team all-America recognition for the second straight year. The only two-time Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year (2013 and 2014) in league history, Nola is 10-1 this season with a 1.49 ERA, and he’s recorded 26 walks and 127 strikeouts in 109 innings.

He leads the SEC this season in strikeouts, innings pitched and opponent batting average (.173), and he is No. 3 in the nation in strikeouts. Nola has moved to No. 3 on the LSU career strikeouts list with 338.

LSU has a 14-1 mark in the games Nola has started this season.

Nola will be the Tigers’ starting pitcher in their second game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. He will face either Houston or Bryant at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. CT.

LSU has produced 26 first-team all-Americans in its history, including eight during the eight-season tenure of coach Paul Mainieri.

First Team

Pitchers
RHP Aaron Nola, LSU
LHP Ben Wetzler, Oregon St.
LHP Jace Fry, Oregon St.
RHP Andrew Morales, U.C. Irvine
LHP Nathan Kirby, Virginia
LHP Chris Diaz, Miami (Fla.)
Relief Michael, Cederoth San Diego St.
Relief Nick Burdi, Louisville

Position Players
C Max Pentecost, Kennesaw St.
1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita St.
2B Jace Conrad, Louisiana-Lafayette
3B Daniel Miles, Tennessee Tech.
SS Trea Turner, N.C. State
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon St.
OF Brandon Thomasson, Tennessee Tech.
OF Michael Katz, William & Mary
UT A.J. Reed, Kentucky

Second Team

Pitchers
LHP Blake Fox, Rice
RHP Josh Prevost, Seton Hall
RHP Preston Morrison, Texas Christian
RHP Daniel Gossett, Clemson
RHP Mike Murray, Florida Gulf Coast
RHP Sam Street, Texas-Pan American
RHP Kyle Funkhouser, Louisville
RHP Tyler Davis, Washington
LHP Matt Imhof, Cal. Poly
RHP Casey Bloomquist, Cal. Poly
RHP Erick Fedde, UNLV
RHP Josh Frye, Long Beach St.
RHP Chase Mallard, Alabama-Birmingham
RHP Matt Warren, Creighton
Relief Sam Moore, U.C. Irvine
Relief Brendan McCurry, Oklahoma St.

Position Players
C Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
C Taylor Gushue, Florida
1B Sam Travis, Indiana
1B Nic Wilson, Georgia St.
1B Matt Tellor, S.E. Missouri
2B Ryan Seiz, Liberty
3B Connor Panas, Canisius
SS Dylan Bosheers, Tennessee Tech.
OF Jeff Gardner, Louisville
OF D.J. Stewart, Florida St.
OF Casey Jones, Elon
UT Aaron Brown, Pepperdine

Third Team

Pitchers
LHP Kyle Freeland, Evansville
RHP Luke Weaver, Florida St.
LHP Joey DeNato, Indiana
RHP Carson Baranik, Louisiana-Lafayette
RHP Logan Shore, Florida
LHP Brandon Finnegan, Texas Christian
LHP Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
LHP Seth Varner, Miami (Ohio)
RHP Chance Sinclair, Nebraska
Relief Ryan Thompson, Campbell
Relief Nick Howard, Virginia
Relief Ryan Williams, East Carolina

Position Players
C Kevin Krause, Stony Brook
C Aramis Garcia, Florida International
1B Connor Joe, San Diego
1B Rhys Hoskins, Sacramento St.
1B Reagan Fowler, Creighton
1B Trent Miller, Middle Tennessee
2B Bradley Strong, Western Carolina
2B Mark Mathias, Cal. Poly
2B Andrew Daniel, San Diego
2B Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt
2B Hutton Moyer, Pepperdine
2B Jake Noll, Florida Gulf Coast
3B Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
3B Matt Chapman, Cal. St. Fullerton
3B Shane Hoelscher, Rice
3B Austin Anderson, Mississippi
SS Michael Russell, North Carolina
SS Sam Bumpers, Lamar
OF Zach Fish, Oklahoma St.
OF Jordan Luplow, Fresno St.
OF Chase Raffield, Georgia St.
OF Sean Godfrey, Ball St.
UT Louie Lechich, San Diego

 

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