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Bregman named National Freshman of the Year

LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was named Monday as the National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America magazine.

The honor marked the third such award for Bregman, who was named National Freshman Player of the Year last month by Collegiate Baseball magazine and by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Bregman, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., helped lead LSU to the 2013 College World Series, batting .369 in with 18 doubles, seven triples, six homers, 52 RBI, 59 runs and 16 stolen bases. He finished No. 2 in the nation with 104 base hits on the year.

Bregman received the Brooks Wallace Award as the National Shortstop of the Year last weekend in Lubbock, Texas, and he has been named a first-team All-American by Baseball America and by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

He earned the Most Outstanding Player award in leading LSU to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional title, hitting .545 (6-for-11) in three games with one double, one homer, three RBI and five runs.

Bregman was voted in May as the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year by the league coaches, and he was also named first-team all-SEC at shortstop.

He finished No. 1 in the SEC in triples (7); No. 2 in base hits (104); No. 3 in total bases (154); No. 3 in doubles (18); No. 4 in runs scored (59); No. 4 in slugging percentage (.546); No. 5 in batting average (.369); and No. 5 in RBI (52).

Bregman is playing with Team USA this summer during its international tour, which includes a series of games in Japan.

Bregman is the fifth LSU player to earn a National Freshman of the Year designation, joining second baseman Todd Walker (1992), pitcher Brett Laxton (1993), second baseman Mike Fontenot (2000) and pitcher Lane Mestepey (2001).

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