BATON ROUGE, La. – For the fifth time in seven weeks, LSU junior right-hander Paul Skenes on Monday received National Player of the Week recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Skenes helped lead LSU to a series-opening win over No. 9 Tennessee on Thursday night by firing 7.0 innings and allowing just one run on five hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts. Skenes fired four shutout innings before Tennessee scored a run in the fifth, and he then retired seven of the final eight batters he faced after allowing the run.

Skenes has reached double figures in strikeouts in all seven of his starts this season with a minimum of 11 Ks in each outing. He leads the SEC this season in strikeouts (83), innings pitched (44.1), wins (5) and opponent batting average (.127).

Skenes also leads the nation in strikeouts (83), hits allowed per nine innings (3.86) and WHIP (0.61), and he is No. 3 in the nation in ERA (0.81).

(Release via LSU Athletics)
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YMCA12 months
Is that good?
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ThunderTiger12 months
Well deserved, awesome pitcher and human being. Can't wait to see him in the pros.
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Solo Cam12 months
Should be 7-0 but offense keeps letting him down
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Lsudave8912 months
Skenes is so clutch, automatic for us. We are lucky to watch him play for us this year. He continues to get even better each game, as if that was even possible.
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TigerKurt12 months
The Real Deal
so nice that we have just about have an automatic win with him on the mound
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brett40812 months
It would be nice if we actually get him a W this weekend.
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