Patterson of LSU, Bogusevic of Tulane Earn LSWA Honors
BATON ROUGE — Outfielder Ryan Patterson of LSU and pitcher Brian Bogusevic of Tulane were named Tuesday as this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association players of the week.
Patterson led the Tigers to a series victory over ninth-ranked Tennessee, propelling LSU to first place in the SEC Western Division. Patterson hit .636 (7-for-11) in the series with one double, two homers, five RBI and six runs scored. The Baton Rouge senior walked twice, posting a .692 on-base percentage and a 1.273 slugging percentage. In Saturday’s 9-3 win over the Vols, Patterson tied the LSU single-game record with five hits, including one homer and one double, while collecting three RBI and scoring four runs.
Bogusevic struck out nine, scattered four hits and did not walk a batter in eight shutout innings for the Wave against Saint Louis. The win came against Billiken ace Ryan Byrd, allowing multiple base runners just once and had just two runners get as far as second base. After giving up three hits in the first four innings, he faced the minimum over his final four frames with a pair of three-up, three-down innings and getting a pair of inning-ending double plays in the sixth and seventh. Bogusevic had a solid weekend at the plate where he hit .455 (5-for-11) with two doubles and a pair of RBIs.