BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A pair of LSU Tigers earned Southeastern Conference players of the week honors after combining for seven home runs and 15 RBI in the Tigers’ five-game winning streak to help them improve to a 14-3 overall record.
LSU third baseman Cade Doughty was named SEC Player of the Week and shortstop Jordan Thompson was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week.
Doughty was also named one of nine players for National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The third baseman launched five home runs, scoring six runs and collecting 12 RBI in the Tigers’ five wins. He went 7-for-21 at the plate while drawing five walks and a .444 on-base percentage.
The Denham Springs native hit two three-run home runs in the Tigers’ win over UT-San Antonio on Saturday, March 13, including one in the bottom of the 10th inning with the Tigers trailing 7-4. It extended the game into the 11th inning. LSU went on to win the game 10-9 in the 13th inning.
On the season, Doughty is hitting .327. He leads LSU in home runs (7), RBI (22), and slugging percentage (.837). He currently ranks No. 2 in the SEC in those same three categories. He also has homered in three straight games.
Thompson hit .381 over the week, going 8-for-21 in the five wins, including a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 13th inning to beat UTSA, 10-9, on Saturday.
The Chula Vista, Calif. native also hit a clutch two-run home run on Sunday against the Roadrunners with the Tigers trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the 10th inning to pull the Tigers within a run, 12-11. The Tigers tied it at 12-12 and went on to win the game in the 11th, 13-12.
During the five-game winning streak, Thompson scored six runs and stole three bases. He was also perfect from the field, posting a 1.000 fielding percentage on 20 chances from shortstop.
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