Nola claims SEC Pitcher of the Year

Photo provided by Albert Cesare/Opelika Auburn News -- LSU pitcher Aaron Nola (16) throws a strike for the last out of the fourth inning during the second game of the SEC series between Auburn and LSU on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala. Show caption
Photo provided by Albert Cesare/Opelika Auburn News -- LSU pitcher Aaron Nola (16) throws a strike for the last out of the fourth inning during the second game of the SEC series between Auburn and LSU on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala.

LSU ace Aaron Nola was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year, and he was the only Tiger to land on the All-SEC First Team.

The league announced its 2014 baseball awards Tuesday morning, as voted on by the 14 league coaches.

Shortstop Alex Bregman was named to the All-SEC Second Team. Nola and center fielder Andrew Stevenson made the All-SEC Defensive Team.

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed was selected as the SEC’s Player of the Year, and Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. UF pitcher Logan Shore was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

The full list of teams can be found here.

Nola currently has an ERA of 1.49 and is 10-1. He’s struck out 127 and walked just 26 in 109 innings pitched. The righty from Baton Rouge is projected as a high first-round selection in the MLB draft in June.

LSU (44-14-1) is set to host a four-team regional starting Friday. The Tigers are the No. 8 national seed.

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