LSU sophomore third baseman Cade Doughty was named the SEC Player of the Week and shortstop Jordan Thompson was voted the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week in the weekly SEC baseball honors.
Doughty, a sophomore from Denham Springs, was also named as one of nine National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
In LSU’s 5-0 week last week, he had five home runs and 12 RBIs and scored six runs. He was 7-for-21 at the plate with five walks and a .444 on-base percentage.
Doughty hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday vs Texas-San Antonio to erase a 7-4 deficit and extend the game into the 11th inning, and LSU went on to post a 10-9 victory in 13 innings.
Doughty is batting .327 this season, leading LSU in home runs (7), RBI (22) and slugging percentage (.837), and he is No. 2 in the SEC in those same three categories.
Thompson, a product of Chula Vista, Calif, hit .381 (8-for-21) in five games last week He also scored six runs, recorded three steals and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in 20 chances at shortstop.
He played a major role in LSU’s extra-innings wins over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday and Sunday. He launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th inning on Saturday to lift the Tigers to a 10-9 victory.
On Sunday, with LSU trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Thompson unloaded a one-out, two-run blast to narrow the deficit to 12-11. LSU went on to tie the game in the 10th and win it in the 11th by a 13-12 score.