LSU-Eunice players named to NJCAA All-America team

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Brady Domangue was an NJCAA All-American third-team member while at LSU-Eunice.
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Brady Domangue was an NJCAA All-American third-team member while at LSU-Eunice.

Casey Rodrigue and Brady Domangue, a pair of sophomores who led LSU-Eunice to the championship game of the NJCAA Division II World Series, were named to the All-America team Wednesday.

Rodrigue, an infielder who has signed with Indiana, made the second team. Domangue, a right-handed pitcher who has signed with LSU, was named to the third team.

Rodrigue hit .358 with 19 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 52 RBIs. He scored 74 runs and set a school record with 68 stolen bases.

Domangue finished 14-2 with a 1.34 ERA in 114 innings this season. He had 118 strikeouts issued only 32 walks. Opposing batters hit .215 against him.

Domangue’s 14 wins and 118 strikeouts led the nation.

The selections mark the eighth consecutive season in which the Bengals have had a player named to the NJCAA All-America team.

Trahan, Klotz honored

Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan and Southeastern Louisiana closer Mason Klotz were named to the Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball, the newspaper announced Wednesday.

Trahan, also named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, is the first ULL player to make the Freshman All-America team since Jonathan Lucroy in 2005.

Trahan was one of nine freshman shortstops selected to the team. He was joined by Alex Bregman (LSU), Kevin Newman (Arizona), Kal Simmons (Kennesaw State), Kevin Lachance (Maryland-Baltimore County), Kyle Brooks (North Florida), Travis Maezes (Michigan), Tyler Leffler (Bradley) and Mikey White (Alabama).

Klotz, one of two Southland Conference pitchers to make the team, went 3-0 record with a 2.63 ERA in 41 innings with team-high 11 saves. He split time with junior Dylan Hills as the Lions closer before claiming the job full-time at the end of April. Klotz, a Livonia High graduate, and allowed one run in his final 18.2 innings.