Baseball players crowned in postseason honors
A trio of players from the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team earned postseason honors following the 2016 baseball season: sophomore right-handed pitcher Dylan Moore; sophomore left-handed pitcher Gunner Leger; and senior outfielder Kyle Clement.
Dylan Moore earned the most with three awards. Moore was named on the American Baseball Coaches Association South-Central All-Region Second Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana First Team and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American Second Team.
Kyle Clement earned two awards, being mentioned on the ABCA South-Central All-Region Second Team and the LSWA All-Louisiana First Team.
Gunner Leger earned the ABCA South-Central Second Team.
The Cajuns have had 49 players honored on the ABCA South-Central team and at least one player on the LSWA All-Louisiana team in all but one season since Robichaux took over in 1995.
Moore is the fifth Cajuns player to be announced on the NCBWA All-American team since its introduction 19 years ago.
Head baseball coach Tony Robichaux said in a statement that the three players were deserving of the awards.
“All three of these guys have worked hard to get where they are at,” Robichaux said. “This is another example of the game paying you back for your hard work and effort. I’m really glad for those three to be honored for what they have been able to accomplish this season.”