Our Views: An honor for Nola Our Views: An honor for Nola Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., left, shakes hands with newly-drafted pitcher Aaron Nola during a news conference before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Advocate story July 14, 2014 Comments Aaron Nola is in elite company as only the sixth LSU Tiger to win a national player or pitcher of the year award. He will receive the award for his tremendous pitching career from the College Baseball Hall of Fame. It will be a sweet recognition, even if he has already moved into the pros, pitching for a Philadelphia Phillies’ farm team. LSU fans were thrilled with his talent from his freshman year. He will always be a fan favorite in his home town and home state.