Lange Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

by Bill Franques
Lange Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior right-hander Alex Lange was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office.

Lange, a product of Lee’s Summit, Mo., turned in a brilliant effort on Thursday, firing a five-hit shutout to defeat 13th-ranked Auburn. Lange threw 118 pitches, issued no walks and collected nine strikeouts in the outing, which marked his second career shutout. His first shutout came on May 31, 2015, in an NCAA Regional game versus UNC Wilmington.

Lange, who also had a complete game last week against South Carolina, became the first LSU pitcher to record back-to-back complete games since 2013, when Aaron Nola posted four in a row.

Lange, who did not allow an Auburn player to advance beyond second base, increased his season strikeouts total to 100 and his career strikeouts total to 356, which ranks No. 3 all-time at LSU.