Duplantis Named ‘Perfect Game’ Freshman All-America


BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU rightfielder Antoine Duplantis was named a second-team Freshman All-American Tuesday by Perfect Game.

Duplantis, a native of Lafayette, La., has also received Freshman All-America recognition this month from Collegiate Baseball newspaper and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Duplantis, also a 2016 Freshman All-SEC selection, was the Tigers’ second-leading hitter in 2016, starting all 66 of LSU’s games and batting .327 (89-for-272) with nine doubles, five triples, two homers, 39 RBI, 45 runs and 13 stolen bases.

He completed the season No. 2 in the SEC in base hits with 89 and No. 5 in the league in triples with five.

Duplantis was named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 23 after batting .455 (5-for-11) in the Tigers’ series victory over top-ranked Florida with one RBI, one run, three walks and a .571 on-base percentage.

He posted a 19-game hitting streak to start the season, marking the third-longest streak by an LSU freshman over the past 20 seasons. Duplantis hit .397 during the 19-game streak with six doubles, two triples, 10 RBI, 14 runs and seven steals in seven attempts.
First Team Perfect Game/Rawlings College Freshmen All-Americans

Pos., Name, School
C, Cal Raleigh, Florida State
1B, Joe Davis, Houston
2B, Nick Madrigal, Oregon State
3B, Jonathan India, Florida
SS, Ford Proctor, Rice
OF, Seth Beer, Clemson
OF, Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
OF, Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech
DH, Alonzo Jones, Vanderbilt
UT, Luken Baker, Texas Christian

SP, Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton
SP, Tristan Beck, Stanford
SP, Braden Webb, South Carolina
SP, Davis Martin, Texas Tech
SP, Dalton Horton, Texas Christian
RP, Bryce Fehmel, Oregon State
RP, Durbin Feltman, Texas Christian
UT, Luken Baker, Texas Christian

Second Team Perfect Game/Rawlings College Freshmen All-Americans

Pos., Name, School
C, Michael Curry, Georgia
1B, Tristin English, Georgia Tech
2B, Deacon Liput, Florida
3B, Nic Ready, Air Force
SS, David Chabut, Kennesaw State
OF, Darius Hill, West Virginia
OF, Antoine Duplantis, LSU
OF, D.J. Artis, Liberty
DH, Josh Watson, Texas Christian
UT, Matt Vierling, Notre Dame

SP, Patrick Raby, Vanderbilt
SP, Nick Lee, UL Lafayette
SP, Ross Massey, Tulane
SP, Tim Cate, Connecticut
SP, Adam Hill, South Carolina
RP, Chad Luensmann, Nebraska
RP, Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss
UT, Matt Vierling, Notre Dame

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