LSU's Lange tapped for freshman All-American first team
BATON ROUGE - Baseball America named LSU pitcher Alex Lange to its first team All-American squad this week.
Lange joined four other Southeastern Conference first-timers on the team, Vanderbilt's Jeren Kendall and Kyle Wright as well as Florida's J.J. Schwarz, giving the SEC the most players of any league on the team.
Lange was LSU's first freshman with more than 100 strikeouts in a season, and had three postseason games with more than 10 K's each. He's just the second LSU freshman to start and win a College World Series game, and ended the season with a perfect 12-0 record.
Louisville's Brendan McKay received Freshman of the Year honors, the first from his school to take the award. McKay led the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 1.77 ERA and ranked second in both strikeouts (117) and opponents' average (.159), all while batting cleanup with a .308/.418/.431 average and four home runs.