Four LSU standouts earn ABCA Div. I South All-Region honors

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Dylan Crews

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU players Dylan Crews, Jacob Berry, Ma’Khail Hilliard and Brayden Jobert earned All-South Region recognition Wednesday from the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Crews and Berry were named to the first team, and Hilliard and Jobert received second-team honors.

Crews, the 2022 SEC Co-Player of the Year, batted .349 this season with 11 doubles, four triples, 22 homers, 72 RBI and 73 runs. The Tigers’ centerfielder was voted a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, and he received SEC Community Service Team and SEC All-Defensive Team recognition. The Longwood, Fla., native in 2021 was named National Freshman of the Year by Perfect Game.

Jacob Berry

Berry, a third baseman from Queen Creek, Ariz., was a 2022 third-team All-America and second-team All-SEC selection, as he batted a team-high .370 with nine doubles, 15 homers, 48 RBI and 47 runs. Berry hit .400 (38-for-95) in LSU’s SEC regular-season games with three doubles, five homers, 20 RBI and 18 runs.

Ma'Khail Hilliard

Hilliard, a right-handed pitcher from Central, La., made 16 starts on the mound this season and posted a 7-1 record with a 4.56 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 77 innings. LSU was 9-2 in the 11 games that Hilliard started against SEC teams. He completed his LSU career with a 23-10 record in 76 appearances (42 starts), and he won 14 of his final 15 career decisions.

Brayden Jobert

Jobert, a designated hitter from Slidell, La., finished second on the LSU squad this season in both home runs (18) and RBI (58). He was Named SEC Player of the Week after leading LSU to a three-game sweep at Vanderbilt (May 19-21), tying the LSU single-game record for RBI with nine in the series finale.

2022 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I South All-Region Teams 

NCAA Division I South All-Region First Team 

Pos.

Player

Class

School

C

Andrew Keck

Jr.

Southeastern Missouri State

C

Drake Baldwin

Jr.

Missouri State

1B

Carson Roccaforte

So.

ULL

1B

Tim Elko

Sr.

Ole Miss

2B

RJ Yeager

Gr.

Mississippi State

3B

Jacob Berry

So.

LSU

SS

Taylor Young

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

OF

Dylan Crews

So.

LSU

OF

Ethan Groff

So.

Tulane

OF

Steele Netterville

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

DH

Hunter Hines

Fr.

Mississippi State

P

Tanner Hall

So.

Southern Miss

P

Shemar Page

Gr.

Grambling

P

Hurston Waldrep

So.

Southern Miss

P

Tyler Cleveland

So.

Central Arkansas

RP

Cameron Foster

Sr.

McNeese

NCAA Division I South All-Region First Team 

Pos.

Player

Class

School

C

John Garcia

So.

Grambling

1B

Preston Faulkner

Sr.

Southeastern Louisiana

2B

Brad Burckel

Jr.

McNeese

2B

Amani Larry

So.

New Orleans

3B

Cayden Wallace

So.

Arkansas

SS

Tyler Wilbert

Sr.

Southeast Missouri State

OF

Mason Holt

Sr.

ULM

OF

Cole McConnell

So.

Louisiana Tech

OF

Payton Harden

Jr.

McNeese

DH

Brayden Jobert

So.

LSU

P

Hunter Riggins

Gr.

Southern Miss

P

Ma’Khail Hilliard

Sr.

LSU

P

Jonathan Fincher

Jr.

Louisiana Tech

RP

Kyle Crigger

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

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