Six Tigers on All-Louisiana teams

Six LSU players earned recognition on the 2005 All-Louisiana baseball squad released by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Senior outfielder Ryan Patterson, junior left-handed pitcher Greg Smith, senior outfielder Nick Stavinoha and senior second baseman Clay Harris received first-team honors. Junior left-handed pitchers Jason Determann and Clay Dirks were named to the second team.

Patterson, a first-team all-America and first-team all-SEC selection, batted .369 (92-for-249) in 2005 with 23 doubles, two triples, 20 homers, 74 runs and 56 RBI, leading the Tigers to the SEC Western Division title. He was selected in the fourth round of the MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Smith, a sixth-round draft selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was named third-team all-America and first-team all-SEC in 2005, posting a 10-3 mark with a 2.60 ERA and three complete games, including two shutouts. He worked 104 innings, allowing 99 hits and 30 earned runs with 25 walks and 82 strikeouts.

Stavinoha was named second-team all-SEC in 2005, batting a team-high .370 (95-for-257) with 23 doubles, one triple, 18 homers, 50 runs and 65 RBI. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, hitting .647 (11-for-17 in four games with three doubles, one homer, three runs and six RBI. Stavinoha was chosen in the seventh round of the draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Harris, an all-SEC selection in 2003 and 2004, was the ninth-round draft selection in 2005 of the Philadelphia Phillies. Harris hit .362 (88-for-243) on the year with 20 doubles, one triple, nine homers, 41 runs and 60 RBI. Harris started 200 games during his career at first base, second base and third base, and he made 16 appearances as a pitcher.

Determann was named the 2005 SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year with a 3.781 GPA in biology. He was also voted to the ESPN The Magazine second-team Academic All-America squad. Determann received his undergraduate degree in May, and he has been accepted to the LSU Medical School in New Orleans. Determann, the 35th-round selection of the Boston Red Sox, was 5-0 this season with a 2.30 ERA and seven saves. He recorded 12 walks and 74 strikeouts in 62.2 innings, making 27 appearances (one start).

Dirks, a 2005 second-team all-SEC selection, posted a 10-4 mark with a 3.24 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 94.1 innings. He was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after firing a three-hit shutout at Arkansas on April 23.

2005 All-Louisiana College Baseball Team
First Team
P/Brian Bogusevic/Tulane/Jr.
P/Austin Faught/La.-Lafayette/Sr.
P/Matt Green/La.-Monroe/Jr.
P/Greg Smith/LSU/Jr.
C/Randy Roth/Southeastern Louisiana/Sr.
1B/Phillip Hawke/La.-Lafayette/Sr.
2B/Clay Harris/LSU/Sr.
3B/Dallas Morris/La.-Lafayette/Sr.
SS/Tommy Manzella/Tulane/Sr.
OF/Ryan Patterson/LSU/Sr.
OF/Nathan Southard/Tulane/Jr.
OF/Nick Stavinoha/LSU/Sr.
DH/Blake Jones/Northwestern State/Sr.
Util/Micah Owings/Tulane/Jr.

PITCHER OF THE YEAR -- Brian Bogusevic, Tulane
PLAYER/HITTER OF THE YEAR -- Micah Owings, Tulane
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- Brad Emaus, Tulane
COACH OF THE YEAR -- Rick Jones, Tulane

Second Team
Pitcher -- Jason Determann, LSU (Jr.), Clay Dirks, LSU (So.); Jacob Marceaux, McNeese State (Jr.); Bernard Robert, Southeastern Louisiana (Jr.)
Catcher -- Greg Dini, Tulane (Sr.)
First Base -- Kevin Nelson, Southern (Sr.)
Second Base -- Dustin Bissonette, LSU-Shreveport (Jr.)
Third Base -- Brad Emaus, Tulane (Fr.)
Shortstop - David Kiefer, Centenary (Sr.)
Outfield -- Bubba Bell, Nicholls State (Sr.); Brandon Bowser, New Orleans (So.); Ryan Spencer, Southeastern Louisiana (Jr.)
DH -- Jonathan Lucroy, Louisiana-Lafayette (Fr.)
Util.-- Micah Cockrell, Louisiana-Lafayette (Sr.)

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