LSU’s Skenes named NL starter for All Star Game
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by mattmiguez
1d ago
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Paul Skenes (30) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Photo by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Story from MLB.com Paul Skenes’ sensational rookie season is about to hit an even brighter spotlight: The Pirates’ young ace will start for the National League in the 2024 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. Skenes received the news from NL manager Torey Lovullo, who surprised him during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday Just four rookie pitchers have started the All-Star Game, per the Elias Sports ..read more
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LSU baseball to play in 2025 Frisco Baseball Classic
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by Raymond Partsch III
3d ago
LSU infielder Steven Milam (4) and the Tigers will take part in the Frisco College Baseball Classic next year. — Photo by Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters The LSU Tigers will take part in the 9th Annual Frisco College Baseball Classic at Riders Field from February 28th through March 2nd. In addition to the 2023 National Champions led by coach Jay Johnson, Nebraska, Kansas State and Sam Houston are the three other teams in the field. “It is incredible that we are hosting year nine of the Frisco Classic and doing so again with a great lineup of teams,” Peak Events Vice President Nathan Wool ..read more
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Daniels named SEC Male Athlete of the Year
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by jamesmeche
4d ago
Photo courtesy of LSU Athletics Former LSU Tiger quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels added another prestigious award to his resume as he was named the 2023-24 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year by a vote of the league’s athletics directors, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced early Tuesday morning. It’s the second year in a row that an LSU athlete has claimed the award as Daniels follows Dylan Crews, who won the honor last year after leading the Tigers to the national title. Daniels joins Joe Burrow (football, 2020), Susan Jackson (gymnastics, 2010), Xavi ..read more
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2024 LSWA All-Louisiana Baseball Team announced
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by mattmiguez
4d ago
LSU third baseman Tommy White (47) gestures after hitting an RBI double against the Florida Gators during the College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha. — Photo by Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters LSU took home four of the five major awards for the 2024 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Baseball team, the organization announced on Tuesday. The Tigers also finished with seven selections among the two squads and honorable mentions. The major awards for the All-Louisiana team were given to LSU’s Tommy White for Hitter of the Year, Luke Holman was named Pitcher ..read more
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Nussmeier, Perkins, and Taylor to appear at SEC Media Days
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by mattmiguez
5d ago
Photo by Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Press Release by LSU Athletics Quarterback Garrett Nussmeier, linebacker Harold Perkins, and tight end Mason Taylor will join LSU head coach Brian Kelly at SEC Media Day next week when the four-day event is held in Dallas.  SEC Media Days takes place Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. LSU will be joined on day one by Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt. LSU’s rotation runs from 10 a.m. until 12:55 p.m. Fans can follow along on the SEC Network as they will provide coverage throughout the day on t ..read more
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Former LSU star Skenes named NL All-Star
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by Raymond Partsch III
6d ago
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes has been selected to the National League All-Star Team. — Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Paul Skenes is headed to the MLB All-Star Game. The former LSU All-American and Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right-hander was selected Sunday to the 2024 National League All-Star team. Skenes becomes the eighth former Tiger star in the last nine seasons, and 14th overall, to be selected as an All-Star. The 2024 MLB All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 16th, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Skenes has been dominant in his rookie season with t ..read more
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Crews, Morgan named to Futures Game roster
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by mattmiguez
1w ago
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Press release from LSU Athletics Outfielder Dylan Crews and first baseman Tre’ Morgan, leaders of LSU’s 2023 National Championship team, have been named to the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures rosters. The MLB All-Star Futures Game and Skills Showcase will be held at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 13, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Texas Rangers, and the event will be televised on the MLB Network. Crews, a member of the Washington Nationals organization, will represent the National League team, and Morgan, a member of the Tampa ..read more
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Josh Simpson returns to LSU Baseball coaching staff
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by mattmiguez
2w ago
Photo by LSU Baseball Press Release by LSU Athletics Josh Simpson, the director of baseball operations for LSU’s 2023 National Championship team, is returning to the Tigers as assistant coach, head coach Jay Johnson announced on Monday. Simpson worked during the 2024 season as assistant coach at Georgia, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament No. 7 National Seed and the NCAA Athens Regional title. “I am really excited to bring Josh back to LSU as a member of our coaching staff,” Johnson said. “Josh is an elite evaluator, and will help us continue to bring the nation’s top pla ..read more
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LSU trio earns All-American honors
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by dawsoneiserloh
3w ago
Photo by Sierra Beaulieu; Courtesy of LSU Athletics The LSU Tigers baseball team had three players recognized by Baseball America as All-Americans. Pitchers Luke Holman and Griffin Herring, along with infielder Tommy White were all announced as members of the team. Herring made the second team while Holman and White made the third team. Photo by Sierra Beaulieu – LSU Athletics Holman, an Alabama transfer who played his first season for the Tigers this year, was a standout in the starting rotation. The right-hander originally from Pennsylvania was an All-SEC selection as well. He had a 2.75 ERA ..read more
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LSHOF PROFILE: A ride home, and a father’s challenge, launched Augustus on the path to greatness
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by mattmiguez
3w ago
Written for the LSWA One car ride home from Greenville Elementary changed Seimone Augustus. Augustus recalls “having a moment,” because her team lost an afterschool basketball game, and she did not know how to handle it. “We were walking to the car and my dad said, ‘They beat you and that’s the end of it. You have to learn to be a good loser before you can be a great winner.’ Then Seymore Augustus asked, “‘What do you want to do? Do you just want to be good? Or do you want to be great?’” They sat in the car for a few minutes before a short drive home. “When I got out of the car I said, ‘I wan ..read more
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