For the third time in program history, McNeese placed a player on the Collegiate Baseball All-American team.
Grant Rogers has been named a second-team All-American by the prestigious publication, becoming the first Cowboy since 2001 to land on the team. The back-to-back Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year went 12-1 on the season with a 1.82 ERA. He set a single-season record at McNeese in wins while finishing second nationally and third in earned run average.
The junior from Groves, Texas struck out 88 batters in 103.2 innings while only posting 18 walks. He won his first 10 games to become the first Cowboy pitcher to win 10 games without a loss. He also added four complete games with two shutouts.
Rogers was named a mid-season All-American by Collegiate Baseball in a year where he had seen games without an earned run and six without a walk. The Cowboys had a record of 13-2 when Rogers started on the bump for Justin Hill’s team.
Rogers is one of two players from the Southland on the All-American team, as catcher Ryan Snell from Lamar was placed on the third team. He is also the fifth player from Louisiana with Paul Skenes, Dylan Crews, and Tommy White all making the first team from LSU, and Louisiana Tech utility man Ethan Bates was named to the third team.
This is also the second straight season that a McNeese pitcher was named an All-American as Cameron Foster was named a third-team NCBWA All-American in 2022.