Zach Watson Named to Perfect Game All-America Team
Communications Sr. Associate
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore outfielder Zach Watson has been named to the 2018 Perfect Game third-team preseason all-America squad.
Watson, a 2017 Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC selection, hit a team-best .317 last season with nine doubles, three triples, nine homers, 37 RBI, 42 runs and 12 stolen bases. He led the Tigers in NCAA Tournament play by batting .333 (16-for-48) in 12 games with one double, five homers, 10 RBI, 12 runs and four steals.
He was named to the 2017 College World Series All-Tournament team after batting .346 (9-for-26) in seven games with one double, one homer, two RBI, five runs and two steals.
Watson launched two home runs in consecutive games against Texas Southern and Southeastern Louisiana in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, becoming the first LSU player to homer four times in a regional since 2001. Watson batted .357 (5-for-14) in the regional with four homers, seven RBI and five runs.
The Tigers, ranked No. 10 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll, begin practice on January 26, and LSU opens the 2018 season on February 16 versus Notre Dame in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.