Tuesday, May 19, 2009


LSU's Louis Coleman (Danville Dan Dans 2006)has been named SEC Pitcher of the Year. Coleman went 10-2 on the mound with a 2.99 ERA to lead the SEC in wins. He also struck out 105 batters this season while walking only 19 in 90-plus-innings pitched.

LSU's Ryan Schimpf (Dans 2007) has been named to the All-SEC team and Mikie Mahtook (Dans 2009) to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

In addition, Coleman and Tyler Whitney (Miss. State - Dans 2007) have been named to the SEC Baseball Community Service Team. Coleman is the leader of the Tigers's community service effort, frequently scheduling visits on his own to schols and hospitals in the Baton Rouge area, meeting with patients and their families. He participated Hurricane Gustav relief work, in the ALS Walk (promoted awareness of Lou Gehrig's Disease) and the Buddy Walk (Down Syndrome). He also engineered the baseball team's Adopt A Child program to help raise money so underprivileged families could give gifts to their children.

Whitney, a 3 time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, participated in the MSU M-Club's annual Thanksgiving canned food drive, the Bully's Book Blitze to encourage the development of reading skills, and served as vice-president the MSU M-Club (letterman's organization). He was elected president for 2009-10.

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