Two LSU Players Named To Golden Spikes Watch List
USA Baseball named two LSU baseball players to the 2017 Golden Spikes Award Watch List on Wednesday.
Junior right-handed pitcher Alex Lange and senior shortstop Kramer Robertson were in a group of 55 players named to the preseason watch list.
A native of Lee's Summit, Missouri, went 8-4, to go along with a 3.79 ERA last season, after going a perfect 12-0 as a freshman, while being named a first-team All-American.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Lange enters this season with a 20-4 career mark at LSU. He has worked 225.2 innings in 34 starts through two seasons, posting a 2.87 ERA and 256 strikeouts.
A native of McGregor, Texas, Robertson hit a .324 last season, to go along with two homers, 39 RBI's, 61 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases, while earning second-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors.
The 5-foot-10 170-pound Robertson was named to the watch list for the 2016 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, which is presented each season to the nation’s best shortstop.
The winner of the 40th Golden Spikes Award will be named on Thursday, June 29, at a presentation in Los Angeles. The finalists and their families will be honored at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Award Dinner that evening at Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.