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LSU pitcher Eric Walker, third baseman Josh Smith and centerfielder Zach Watson all received Freshman All-America honors on Wednesday from Collegiate Baseball magazine. Per

Walker, a right-hander from Arlington, Texas, is 8-1 this season with a 3.46 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 93.2 innings. He defeated Rice in the championship game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, firing eight shutout innings with no walks and eight strikeouts while limiting the Owls to seven hits.

Smith, who was voted last month to the SEC All-Defensive Team at third base, is hitting .290 this season with 15 doubles, four homers, 43 RBI and 47 runs. He was LSU's leading hitter in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, batting .556 (5-for-9) with three doubles, one homer and four RBI.

Watson blasted two home runs in consecutive games against Texas Southern and Southeastern Louisiana in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, becoming the first LSU player to homer four times in a regional since Zeph Zinsman in 2001.

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Lexman184 months
Congratulations to all three players. Very deserving of the honor. I agree Hess should be added based on his bullpen work the second half of the season. Also, I've followed LSU baseball since the late 80's and I don't remember Zeph Zinsman. Am I the only one?
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FishinTygah8484 months
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kjanchild84 months
Hess should have been on it too!
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Deltatiger84 months
I think Hess was too up and down this year. But definitely hitting stride at the right time and will be a boss the next 2 yrs.
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safetyman84 months
We just reload.
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BIWO84 months
Just think, we could field a good team next year without freshman and JUCO transfers.
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Solo Cam84 months
Crazy part is how great Watson is in the field too. Also Hess is the freshman with the most potential. Not to mention Slaughter and Woley look like they could develop into All SEC guys
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Shalimar Sid84 months
LSU is in good hands for years to come. Congrats to all. Geaux Tigers!
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