Four Tigers receive All-SEC honors from league coaches

By Tiger Rag Associate Editor

HOOVER, ALA. – Four LSU players earned All-SEC recognition in voting by the league’s 14 coaches prior to the start of the SEC Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Tigers will face No. 12 seed Tennessee at 8 p.m. CT Tuesday in the tournament’s first round.

LSU junior shortstop Kramer Robertson and sophomore designated hitter Bryce Jordan were voted to the First-Team All-SEC squad by the coaches.

Rightfielder Antoine Duplantis was named to the Freshman All-SEC squad, and junior second baseman Cole Freeman was voted to the SEC All-Defensive Team.

Robertson, a native of McGregor, Texas, is batting .321 this season with 17 doubles, two triples, one homer and 52 runs scored. He is the Tigers’ leading hitter in SEC games, batting .363 with nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 19 RBI and 26 runs.

Robertson is No. 4 in the SEC in doubles with 17, and he is No. 7 in the league in runs scored with 52.  He has committed only eight errors at shortstop this season, and he has made a highlight reel’s worth of spectacular plays.

Jordan, a product of Lake Charles, La., is hitting .316 with six doubles, five homers, 30 RBI and 36 runs. He is No. 3 in the SEC in on-base percentage (.447), and he has been hit by a pitch on 23 occasions.

Jordan is batting .333 in SEC games with three doubles, four homers, 14 RBI and 18 runs.

Duplantis is batting a team-high .335 on the year with six doubles, five triples, two homers, 35 RBI and 41 runs. He was also named on Monday the SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance in the Tigers four games last week, including a series victory over top-ranked Florida.

Duplantis batted .455 (5-for-11) versus Florida with one RBI, one run, three walks and a .571 on-base percentage.  He is sixth in the SEC this season with 76 base hits, and he has posted hitting streak of 19 games and 14 games this season.

Freeman has a .973 fielding percentage with only seven errors at second base this season, and he is hitting .331 on the year with six doubles, three triples, one homer, 23 RBI  and 41 runs. Freeman is hitting .471 (16-for-34) over LSU’s past 12 games with one double, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and 11 runs.

Freeman is No. 3 in the SEC in stolen bases with 24 this season, and he is No. 7 in the league in on-base percentage (.436)

2016 SEC Baseball Awards

Player of the Year: Boomer White, Texas A&M

Pitcher of the Year: Logan Shore, Florida

Freshman of the Year: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State

Coach of the Year: John Cohen, Mississippi State

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Derek Lance, Tennessee

First Team All-SEC

C: Henri Lartigue, Ole Miss

1B: Nathaniel Lowe, Mississippi State

2B: Ryne Birk, Texas A&M

3B: Boomer White, Texas A&M

SS: Kramer Robertson, LSU

OF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State

OF: J.B. Woodman, Ole Miss

OF: Gene Cone, South Carolina

*DH/UT: Jack Kruger, Mississippi State

*DH/UT: Bryce Jordan, LSU

SP: Logan Shore, Florida

SP: Dakota Hudson, Mississippi State

RP: Shaun Anderson, Florida

Second Team All-SEC Team

C: Mike Rivera, Florida

*1B: Peter Alonso, Florida

*1B: Evan White, Kentucky

2B: Tate Blackman, Ole Miss

3B: Nick Senzel, Tennessee

SS: Dalton Guthrie, Florida

OF: Anfernee Grier, Auburn

OF: Bryan Reynolds, Vanderbilt

OF: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt

DH/UT: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State

SP: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt

SP: Clarke Schmidt, South Carolina

RP: Mark Ecker, Texas A&M

Freshman All-SEC Team

*C: Chris Cullen, South Carolina

*C: Michael Curry, Georgia

1B: LT Tolbert, South Carolina

2B: Deacon Liput, Florida

3B: Jonathan India, Florida

SS: Connor Kaiser, Vanderbilt

OF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State

OF: Antoine Duplantis, LSU

OF: Chandler Taylor, Alabama

DH/UT: Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt

SP: Braden Webb, South Carolina

SP: Adam Hill, South Carolina

RP: Sean Hjelle, Kentucky

SEC All-Defensive Team

C: Mike Rivera, Florida

1B: Evan White, Kentucky

*2B: Cole Freeman, LSU

*2B: Ryne Birk, Texas A&M

3B: Nick Senzel, Tennessee

SS: Dalton Guthrie, Florida

OF: Buddy Reed, Florida

OF: Anfernee Grier, Auburn

OF: J.B. Woodman, Ole Miss

*P: Jordan Sheffield, Vanderbilt

*P: Kyle Simonds, Texas A&M

*P: Dustin Beggs, Kentucky

* – Denotes a tie in voting. Ties are not broken.

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