Cajuns Land Five On All-Louisiana Baseball

LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team had five players tabbed to the 2015 All-Louisiana College Baseball Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) announced late Wednesday night.

"Anytime someone from your state honors you for your hard work and effort it's a good thing for your program," head coach Tony Robichaux said. "Every one of the players on this list has had to put in a lot of work and effort to get where they are now. Baseball is a game that will pay you back for your hard work and effort. I couldn't be more proud for this group of guys and what we were able to accomplish this season."

Junior Stefan Trosclair was named the LSWA Newcomer of the Year after hitting .338 with 16 home runs in his first season with the Cajuns. Trosclair led the squad with 53 RBI, 55 runs and a .635 slugging percentage. A three-time All-America selection in 2015, Trosclair was an All-Sun Belt selection and the Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

Trosclair (second base) and Tyler Giourard (utility) were tabbed to the All-Louisiana first team, while Gunner Leger (pitcher), Blake Trahan (shortstop) and Kyle Clement (outfielder) were voted to the second team.

Girouard, a Capital One Academic All-American, finished the season third on the squad in average (.333) with a team-high 18 doubles, 44 walks and a .445 on base percentage.

Both second team members Trahan and Leger earned All-America honors this season. Trahan, the Sun Belt Player of the Year, was tabbed a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and ABCA. Trahan recorded a .315 average with 15 doubles, two home runs 29 RBI and 17 stolen bases.

Leger, the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, was tabbed a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after posting six wins with a 2.99 ERA in 19 appearances. A first team All-Sun Belt honoree, Leger struck out a team-best 87 batters while holding opponents to a .240 average in 114.1 innings.

Clement, a second team All-Sun Belt and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selection, led Louisiana with a .346 average and four triples. The Jeanerette, La., native also had 17 doubles, eight home runs and 32 RBI to go with a .615 slugging percentage.

The teams were selected on the basis of nominations made by the sports information and media relations contacts from the four-year baseball playing schools in the state. The list of nominations, based on stats and honors accumulated through the conference tournaments, was voted on by a panel of media and sports information representatives who are LSWA members.


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