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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior right-hander Paul Skenes received National Player of the Week recognition Monday from Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The designation marked the sixth time this season Skenes has received the national honor.

Skenes, a product of Lake Forest, Calif., defeated Auburn on Friday night, working a season-high 7.1 innings and allowing no runs on six hits with one walk and a career-high 15 strikeouts.

He became the first LSU pitcher to record 15 strikeouts in a game since Tyler Jones fanned 15 at the University of New Orleans on May 17, 2011.

Skenes’ outing marked the most strikeouts by an LSU pitcher in an SEC game since April 24, 2009, when Anthony Ranaudo fanned 15 against Auburn in Baton Rouge.

Skenes improved to 9-1 on the year, and he leads the nation with 139 strikeouts. He is also No. 1 in the SEC in ERA (1.73), innings pitched (72.2) and opponent batting average (.165).

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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tigahfromtheham11 months
First pick
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goodgrin11 months
Tower of Power!
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Beast Mode 24 7
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LesnarF511 months
That is awesome and absurd at the same time. What treat it's been so far this year watching Paul pitch for the Tigers!
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Cosmo11 months
Without him this team isnt even hosting a regional
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MardiGrasCajun11 months
How stupid. He is here. Burrow was here, too. Angel Reese is here. Great teams have great players leading them.
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TigerLord202011 months
Pro ready
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