Paul Skenes has been the ace of the LSU pitching staff all season long. On Wednesday, he took home one of college baseball’s most prestigious honors. The Tigers’ right-hander was named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Year, joining Ben McDonald and Lloyd Peever as the only players in program history to earn the award.
Skenes has been dominant for the Tigers since transferring in from Air Force. This season, he went 10-2 with a 1.89 ERA. Additionally, he is second on the single-season strikeout list at LSU and will have a chance to top the all-time mark if the postseason is a lengthy one for the team.
LSU gets started in regional play tomorrow afternoon against Tulane at 2:00 PM at Alex Box Stadium.