Maton, Terrasas Named to All-State Baseball Team

<b>Terrasas earned 2nd team all-state honors for the first time in his Tech career</b>
 
Terrasas earned 2nd team all-state honors for the first time in his Tech career
 

June 23, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech senior infielder Taylor Terrasas and sophomore right hander Phil Maton each earned second team honors on the 2013 Louisiana Sports Writers Association all-state team Saturday.

Terrasas earned his spot on the team after leading the Bulldogs this season with a .292 batting average in his senior campaign after starting 53 of the 54 games he appeared in as an infielder. He also led the team in hits (59), doubles (16) and total bases (75) in his final season as a Bulldog.

The Santa Fe, Texas native wrapped up his career with the Bulldogs after being taken in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft in the 30th round by the Cincinnati Reds. This is the first all-state honor of Terrasas' career at Tech.

Maton returns to the all-state team for the second straight year after leading the Bulldog pitching staff with a 2.70 earned run average in 15 appearances on the mound in his sophomore season.

The Chatham, Ill. native led the WAC in strikeouts this season with 89 and ranked second among league pitchers in ERA in 2013.

Maton started 14 of the 15 games he appeared in and led the Bulldog pitching staff in ERA (2.70), innings pitched (96.2) and strikeouts (89). His 89 strikeouts also ranks him in the top 50 in the country among Division I pitchers.

Over the course of the season, Maton threw three complete games, more than any other pitcher for Tech, and in just two seasons with the Bulldogs, the sophomore has totaled 168 career strikeouts, which surpasses all other pitchers on the 2013 Bulldog baseball roster.

Maton was recently named to the 2013 first team all-Western Athletic Conference team voted on by the league's 10 head coaches. The sophomore was also named first team all-WAC by CollegeSportsMadness.com.

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LSWA ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM

(Stats based on games played through conference tournaments)

FIRST TEAM

POS/NAME, SCHOOL/CL/HOMETOWN/NOTES

P/Chris Cotton, LSU/Sr./Shreveport, La./15 SV, 1.38 ERA, SEC Tourney MVP

P/Ryan Eades, LSU/Jr./Slidell, La./8-1, 2.69 ERA, 75K

P/Aaron Nola, LSU/So./Baton Rouge, La./10-0, 1.94 ERA, 2013 SEC POY

P/Austin Robichaux, Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Crowley, La./9-2, 88 K, SBC 1st Team

C/Michael Strentz, Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Lafayette, La./.311 BA, 23 2B, 7 HR,

1B/Mason Katz, LSU/Sr./Harahan, La./First Team All-SEC, .377 BA, 14 HR, 64 RBI

2B/JaCoby Jones, LSU/Jr./Richton, Miss./Second Team All-SEC, .290 BA, 29 RBI

SS/Alex Bregman, LSU/Fr./Albuquerque, N.M./SEC FOY; .378 BA, 3rd in nation hits (96)

3B/Tyler Girouard, Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Lafayette, La./2nd Team All-SBC, .360 BA, 7 HR, 41 RBI

OF/Seth Harrison, Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Cypress, Texas/1st Team All-SBC, .338, 9 HR, 45 RBI

OF/Dex Kjerstad, Louisiana-Lafayette/Jr./Amarillo, Texas/First Team All-SBC, .388, 12 HR, 44 RBI

OF/Raph Rhymes, LSU/Sr./Monroe, La./First Team All-SEC, .335 BA, 43 RBI

DH/Caleb Adams, Louisiana-Lafayette/So./Texarkana, Texas/2nd Team All-SBC, 16 HR, 55 RBI

UTIL/Ryan Leonards, Louisiana-Lafayette/Jr./Crowley, La./2nd Team All-SBC, .326 BA, 30 RBI

SECOND TEAM

POS/NAME, SCHOOL/CL/HOMETOWN/NOTES

P/Mason Klotz, Southeastern Louisiana/Fr./Maringoin, La./3-0, 2.63 ERA, 11 SVs

P/Phil Maton, Louisiana Tech/So./Chatham, Ill./First team All-WAC, 2.70 ERA, 89K

P/Corey Thomas, LSU-Alexandria/Jr./Chalmette, La./First Team All-Conference, 10-2, 2.94 ERA

*P/Seth Webster, Louisiana College/Sr./Deville, La./ASC East POY, 10-3, 1.77 ERA, 65K

*P/David Napoli, Tulane/St./New Orleans, La./5-3, 3.00 ERA, 2nd in NCAA hits per 9 IP-5.32

C/Kyle Feazell, Louisiana College/Jr./Elmer, La./First Team All-ASC East, .301 BA, 4 HR, 25 RBI

1B/Kyle Pearson, LSU-Shreveport/Sr./Stonewall, La./First Team All-RRAC, .337, 7 HR, 55 RBI

2B/Cary Myers, Louisiana College/So./Zachary, La./Second Team All-ASC East, .374 BA, 22 RBI

SS/Blake Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette/Fr./Kinder, La./SBC FOY, .319 BA, 4 HR, 38 RBI

3B/Christian Ibarra, LSU/Jr./La Piente, Calif./First Team All-SEC, .335 BA, 6 HR, 37 RBI

OF/Tyler Clarkley, Centenary/Sr./Tyler, Texas/First Team All-SCAC, .373 BA, 48 RBI

OF/Darren Farmer, Grambling/Sr./Bailey, Miss./SWAC HOY, .358 BA, 35 RBI

OF/K. J. Semien, LSU-Shreveport/Jr./Houston, Texas/First Team All-RRAC, .394 BA, 25 RBI

DH/Nick Jones, LSU-Alexandria/Sr./Slidell, La./A.I.I. POY, NAIA A-A HM, .315 BA, 8 HR, 40 RBI

UTIL/Taylor Terrasas, Louisiana Tech/Sr./Santa Fe, Texas/.292 BA, 16 2B, 24 RBI.

HITTER OF THE YEAR - Mason Katz, LSU

Vote totals - Katz (20), Kjerstad (7)

PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Aaron Nola, LSU

Vote totals - Nola (25), Robichaux (1), No vote (1)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Alex Bregman, LSU

Vote totals - Bregman (22), Klotz (2), Trahan (2), Gibaut (1)

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Dex Kjerstad, Louisiana-Lafayette

Vote totals - Kjerstad (22), Razzotti (1), Gooch (1), Webster (1), Semien (1), Tromba (1)

COACH OF THE YEAR - Paul Mainieri, LSU

Vote totals - Mainieri (11), Robichaux (9), Porche (6), Byrnes (1)

HONORABLE MENTION

P - Cody Glenn, LSU, So., Houston, Texas (7-2, 2.41 ERA); Ian Gibaut, Tulane, Fr., Houston, Texas (2.66 ERA, 12 SVs).

C - Reed Lavallee, LSU-Shreveport, So., North Delta, British Columbia (.326, Second Team All-RRAC).

3B -- Craig Littman, Centenary, Sr., Lechee, Ariz. (.367 BA, 35 RBI, SCAC Co-POY).

DH - Cole Bagbey, Louisiana College, Sr., Monroe, La. (.348 BA, 27 RBI, 25 SB).

*Tied for position