Three Tigers Earn SEC All-Tournament Honors

by Bill Franques
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Three Tigers Earn SEC All-Tournament Honors

BATON ROUGE, La. – Three LSU players were named Sunday to the SEC All-Tournament team in a vote of the media covering the event in Hoover, Ala.

Shortstop Josh Smith, second baseman Brandt Broussard and catcher Saul Garza each earned all-tournament recognition. The trio helped lead LSU to a third-place finish at the tournament, as the Tigers reached the semifinal round for the seventh straight year.

LSU had the most representatives on the all-tournament squad.

Smith, a junior from Greenwell Springs, La., hit .360 (9-for-25) in five games with two doubles, one homer, four RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases.

Broussard, a senior from Baton Rouge, batted .462 (6-for-13) in the tournament with one double, one RBI, five runs scored and three stolen bases.

Garza, a sophomore from Edinburg, Texas, hit a team-best .474 (9-for-19) with four doubles, one RBI and two runs scored.

2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
P: John Doxakis, Texas A&M
P: Parker Caracci, Ole Miss
C: Saul Garza, LSU
DH: Matt Goodheart, Arkansas
1B: Tanner Allen, Mississippi State
2B: Brandt Broussard, LSU
3B: Edouard Julien, Auburn
SS: Josh Smith, LSU
OF: JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt
OF: Thomas Dillard, Ole Miss
OF: Pat DeMarco, Vanderbilt

Most Valuable Player: JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt