Catcher Saul Garza earned first-team All-Louisiana honors from the LSWA.
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Six Tigers Receive All-Louisiana Baseball Honors

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LAFAYETTE, La. – Six LSU players earned recognition Saturday night on the Louisiana Sportswriters Association 2019 All-Louisiana college baseball team.

Outfielder Antoine Duplantis, shortstop Josh Smith and catcher Saul Garza were named to the first team; outfielder Zach Watson was a second-team selection; and pitcher Devin Fontenot and designated hitter Cade Beloso received honorable mention accolades.

The 28-member team was selected by a statewide panel of college baseball sports information directors and media members.

Tulane’s Kody Hoese was named the LSWA Hitter of the Year, and the Green Wave’s Hudson Haskin was tabbed as Freshman of the Year. Southeastern Louisiana’s Corey Gaconi was named Pitcher of the Year, ULM outfielder Trent Tingelstad was voted as the LSWA Newcomer of the Year and second-year skipper Kerrick Jackson of Southern was the choice as the state’s Coach of the Year.

2019 ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM
P – Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr., 7-3, 2.57 ERA; Southland Pitcher of the Year
P – Nathan Jones, Northwestern State – Sr., 7-4, 2.78 ERA; Second-Team All-Southland Conference
P – Reeves Martin, New Orleans – Jr., 4-0, 1.03 ERA, 14 SV.; Third-Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
P – Matt Miller, Louisiana Tech – Sr., 6-1, 3.40 ERA; Second-Team All-Conference USA
C – Saul Garza, LSU – Soph., .309, 5 HR, 27 RBI; SEC All-Tournament Team
1B – Mason Mallard, Louisiana Tech – Sr., .374, 7 HR, 34 RBI; First Team All-Conference USA
2B – Nate Fisbeck – McNeese – Jr., .304, 12 HR, 50 RBI; Second-Team All-Southland Conference
3B – Kody Hoese, Tulane – Jr., .391, 23 HR, 61 RBI; American Athletic Conference Player of the Year
SS – Josh Smith, LSU – Jr., .346, 9 HR, 41 RBI; SEC All-Tournament Team
OF – Antoine Duplantis, LSU – Sr., .319, 11 HR, 64 RBI; Second-Team All-SEC; all-time LSU hits leader
OF – Hudson Haskin, Tulane – Fr., .372, 10 HR, 52 RBI; Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America
OF – Javeyan Williams, Southern – Sr., .404, 4 HR, 44 RBI; First-Team All-SWAC
UT – Logan Constantine, LSU Alexandria – Sr., .377, 7 HR, 43 RBI; First-Team All-RRAC
DH – Todd Lott, UL-Lafayette – Jr., .332, 8 HR, 48 RBI; First Team All-Sun Belt Conference

SECOND TEAM
P – Aidan Anderson, McNeese – Sr., 7-6, 3.29 ERA; SLC Tournament MVP
P – Will Dion, McNeese – Fr., 5-0, 1.98 ERA, 6 SV; Second-Team NCBWA Freshman All-America
P – Dane Dixon, LSU Eunice – Soph., 13-0, 2.28 ERA; All-Region 23 First Team
P – Clayton Doyle, LSU Alexandria – Sr., 10-3, 4.67 ERA; NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
C – Adrian Minjares, Bossier Parish CC – Fr., .411, 3 HR, 24 RBI; First-Team All-Region XIV
1B – Jordan Trahan, LSU Shreveport – Sr., .361, 17 HR, 70 RBI; NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
2B – Hunter Kasuls, UL-Lafayette – Sr., .338, 7 HR, 38 RBI
3B – Chad Bell, ULM – Sr., .333, 21 HR, 61 RBI; First Team All-Sun Belt Conference
SS – Hayden Cantrelle, UL-Lafayette – Soph., .309, 9 HR, 31 RBI; First Team All-Sun Belt Conference
OF – Trent Tingelstad, ULM – Jr., .353, 7 HR, 46 RBI
OF – Zach Watson, LSU – Jr., .310, 7 HR, 41 RBI; 2019 All-SEC Defensive Team
OF – Tristan Welch, LSU Eunice – Soph., .380, 5 HR, 73 RBI; 2019 All-Region 23 First-Team
UT – Andrew Beesley, ULM – Jr., .329, 3 HR, 37 RBI; Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference
DH – Clayton Rasbeary, McNeese – Jr., .304, 10 HR, 49 RBI; First-team All-Southland Conference

HONORABLE MENTION
P – Devin Fontenot, LSU; Andrew Sheridan, LSU Eunice; Braxton Smith, Louisiana Tech. C – Drexler Macaay, Grambling. OF – Grant Mathews, Tulane. UT – Deauton Delgado, Louisiana College; Michael Toscano, Loyola. DH – Cade Beloso, LSU.

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