Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:14 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - The Ragin' Cajuns baseball quartet of Caleb Adams, Dex Kjerstad, Austin Robichaux and Tyler Girouard has been named to the 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) South Central All-Region Team.
Adams and Kjerstad were first team selections. Robichaux and Girouard received second team honors.
Collectively, they become the first Cajuns to receive ABCA South Central Region accolades since Zach Osborne and Chad Keefer were selected in 2010.
The ABCA All-America team will be announced after the conclusion of the College World Series. Being first team selections on the all-region squad, Adams and Kjerstad are eligible for ABCA All-America honors.
Adams, the Central Region First-Team designated hitter, led the Cajuns with 16 home runs and 55 RBI. A second team All-Sun Belt pick he also led the squad with 15 multi-RBI games. The Texarkana, Texas, native ranked Top 10 nationally in home runs and Top 20 nationally in slugging percentage.
Kjerstad was one of three outfielders on the first team joined by Troy's Danny Collins and Central Arkansas' Forrestt Allday. He led the Cajuns with 32 multiple-hit games, collecting nine multi-hit games in season's final 12 contest. Kjerstad, also named first team All-Sun Belt, recorded 99 hits, second-most in school history, and finished the season Top 20 nationally in average (.388), runs (63) and hits (99).
Robichaux pitched at least seven complete innings in nine of 16 starts which included seven of 10 Sun Belt series on the way to earning first team All-Sun Belt accolades. He topped Cajuns pitching staff with 88 strikeouts and eight quality starts over 109 1/3 innings. Head coach Tony Robichaux's youngest son limited foes to two earned runs or less in 11 of 16 starts.
A selection at third base, Girouard carried a batting average above .360 from March 10 to season's end. He spent several weeks ranked in the Top 50 in the nation in average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. The Lafayette native had only four errors through 125 chances at third base (.968 FLD%) and finished with a career-best 64 hits, 41 RBI and 105 total bases.
ABCA South Central All-Region selections under Tony Robichaux
2013: Dex Kjerstad, OF (1st); Caleb Adams, DH (1st); Austin Robichaux, P (2nd); Tyler Girouard, 3B (2nd)
2010: Zach Osborne, P (1st); Chad Keefer, C (2nd)
2009: Justin Robichaux, RP (2nd)
2008: Hunter Moody, P (1st)
2007: Jonathan Lucroy, C (1st); Scott Hawkins, DH/UT (1st); Danny Farquhar, RP (2nd)
2006: Hunter Moody, P (1st)
2005: Austin Faught, P (1st); Dallas Morris, 3B (1st); John Coker, OF (1st); Kevin Ardoin, P (2nd); Phillip Hawke, 1B (1st)
2004: Dallas Morris, 3B (1st); Rhett Buras, DH (1st); Kevin Ardoin, P (2nd)
2003: Corey Coles, OF (1st)
2002: Corey Coles, OF (1st); Andy Gros, P (2nd)
2000: Justin Gabriel, P (1st); Scott Dohmann, P (2nd)
1999: Phil Devey, P (1st); Alan Ochsner, RP (1st)
1998: Phil Devey, P (1st); Justin Hemme, DH (1st); Logan Cuellar, P (2nd); B.J. Ryan, 1B (2nd)
1997: Trey Poland, P (1st); Cody Robbins, P (1st); Kevin Cantrelle, OF (2nd)
2013 ABCA South Central All-Region Team
Position Name Yr School
SP Austin Kubitza Jr. Rice
SP Caleb McClanahan Sr Central Arkansas
SP T.J. Renda So. Alabama State
RP Zech Lemond So. Rice
C Aramis Garcia So. Florida International
1B Ryan Huck Sr. Western Kentucky
2B VJ Bunner Sr. Lamar
3B Logan Pierce Sr. Troy
SS Hunter Dozier Jr. Stephen F. Austin
DH Caleb Adams So. Louisiana
OF Forrestt Allday Sr. Central Arkansas
OF Dex Kjerstad Jr. Louisiana
OF Danny Collins Jr. Troy
Position Name Yr School
SP Sam Street Jr Texas-Pan American
SP Austin Robichaux So. Louisiana
SP Austin Pruitt Sr. Houston
RP Kyle Bartsch Sr. South Alabama
RP Hugh Adams r-Sr. Florida Atlantic
C Anthony Azar Jr. Sam Houston State
1B Jordan Patterson Jr. South Alabama
2B Brendon Sanger Fr. Florida Atlantic
3B Tyler Girouard So. Louisiana
SS Tyler Vaughn Jr. Troy
DH Matt Shortall Jr. Texas-Arlington
OF Darian Johnson Sr. Lamar
OF Charles Tilery Jr. Jackson State
OF Waldyvan Estrada So. Alabama State