LSU’s Alex Lange Wins National Freshman Pitcher of the Year Award
Fresh of his Player of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Award, freshman Alex Lange has earned some more hardware.
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LSU RIGHT-HANDER ALEX LANGE NAMED NATIONAL FRESHMAN PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Stallings Named To Freshmen All-America Squad
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU right-hander Alex Lange was named the 2015 National Freshman Pitcher of the Year Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball magazine.
Lange, a product of Lee’s Summit, Mo., is 11-0 this season with a 1.76 ERA in 97 innings. He has recorded 110 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .206 cumulative batting average.
Lange is No. 2 in the SEC in earned run average, wins and strikeouts, and he is No. 5 in the league in opponent batting average.
He was voted SEC Freshman of the Year last month by the league coaches, and he has also received first-team all-America and first-team all-SEC recognition this season.
Lange becomes the sixth LSU player to earn a National Freshman of the Year designation, joining second baseman Todd Walker (1992), pitcher Brett Laxton (1993), second baseman Mike Fontenot (2000), pitcher Lane Mestepey (2001) and shortstop Alex Bregman (2013).
In addition, LSU’s Jesse Stallings was named to Collegiate Baseball’s 2015 Freshmen All-America squad as a relief pitcher. Stallings, a native of Colfax, La., has 12 saves this season with a 2.23 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 32.1 innings.