LSU’s Dugas named SEC Co-Player of the Week


By Bill Franques

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior leftfielder Gavin Dugas was named by the Southeastern Conference Monday as the SEC Co-Player of the Week. Dugas shared the honor with outfielder Andrew Eyster of South Carolina.

Dugas, product of Houma, La., helped lead the Tigers to three wins in four games last week, including an SEC series victory over Alabama. Dugas batted .429 (6-for-14) in four games with one double, two homers, eight RBI, five runs scored and a .526 on-base percentage.

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In LSU’s series win versus Alabama, Dugas hit .364 (4-for-11) with one double, two homers, three RBI, four runs, one stolen base and a .429 on-base percentage. He also drove in three runs and scored three times in LSU’s win over 14th-ranked Louisiana Tech on Tuesday.

The player is hitting .301 this season with 12 doubles, one triple, 14 homers and 44 runs, and he leads the SEC in RBI with 57.