LSU trio Crews, Skenes, White named to NCBWA first team All-American team

LSU third baseman Tommy White was one of three players to earn All-American honors along with Dylan Crews and Paul Skenes. PHOTO BY: Michael Bacigalupi

LSU centerfielder Dylan Crews, right-handed pitcher Paul Skenes and third baseman Tommy White were named 2023 First-Team All-Americans Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Crews is the SEC leader in batting average (.434), on-base percentage (.576), runs (89), hits (98), and walks (65). He has increased his reached base streak to 67 straight games, which includes all 63 games this season and the final four games of last season.

Crews, the 2023 SEC Player of the Year, is No. 2 in the nation in on-base percentage (.576); No. 2 in runs scored (89); No. 3 in batting average (.434) and No. 3 in walks (65).

Skenes leads the SEC in wins (12), strikeouts (188), earned run average (1.77), innings pitched (107.0) and opponent batting average (.170) He is ranked No. 2 on LSU’s all-time single-season strikeouts list, trailing only Ben McDonald, who recorded 202 strikeouts in 1989.

Skenes, Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 National Player of the Year and the 2023 SEC Pitcher of the Year, is No. 1 in the nation in strikeouts (188), strikeouts per nine innings (15.81) and WHIP (0.78), and he is No. 2 in the nation in ERA (1.77). He is No.3 in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.44), and No. 6 in hits allowed per nine innings (5.47).

White has 97 RBI this season, the fifth-highest single-season total in LSU history. He is No. 2 in the nation in RBI, and he is No. 3 in the nation in RBI per game (1.67).

White, a 2023 First-Team All-SEC selection, is No. 1 in the SEC in RBI (97), No. 3 in hits (89), No. 3 in total bases (177), No. 4 in doubles (22), No. 4 in batting average (.377), No. 4 in slugging percentage (.750) and No. 6 in homers (22).

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