BATON ROUGE, La. – Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors goes to Louisiana State University’s Alex Lange (Lee’s Summit, Mo. /Lee’s Summit West HS) as announced Monday by the league office.
The right-hander grabs due recognition after a sensational outing this past weekend in which Lange held Kansas Jayhawk batters to only two hits on his way to hurling five shutout frames, while only issuing one walk and managing to strikeout seven.
Lange displayed considerable control of the game during his stint on the mound. In his collegiate baseball debut on Saturday Lange refused to let a single Jayhawk runner advance beyond second base, as he threw 71 pitches down the pipe in the day out, to earn the win and clinch a series victory for the Tigers.
Keeping a 4.0 grade point average during his entire high school career, Lange was also the 2014 Missouri Player of the Year in his high school senior season, earning Perfect Game All-America honors as well.
A Five-Time All-State selection during his high school days, Lange took the initiative and breaks out in the first week of NCAA baseball action, putting his team and his name on the map.
Look for more accolades from this young star in the very near future. Head coach Paul Mainieri has high hopes for Lange as well.
“We feel he is going to pitch some big innings for us in the 2015 season and beyond. Alex has a bright future and has demonstrated the maturity to be a guy we could potentially count on immediately,” Mainieri added.
Next game for LSU is Wed, Feb 18 vs Nicholls in Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.