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Baseball - Fri, May 12, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. – First year skipper of the LSU Shreveport Pilots baseball coach Brent Lavallee has been named the Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. The Pilots are currently 38-19 on the season as they will make their 9th consecutive appearance in the NAIA Opening Round as they will be the no. 5 seed in the Lawrenceville Bracket.

"I am so proud of what Coach Lavallee and his team accomplished this year," said LSUS Athletic Director Lucas Morgan who removed the Interim tag from Coach Lavallee's title earlier this season. "Adversity struck early and we lost a couple players, but that didn't keep Coach from reaching the goals he set. To win a Conference Championship and Coach of the Year in his first year is special. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and succeed. We've got a good one!"

Coach Lavallee's club has also suffered some setbacks toward the end of the season as well but that did not stop his club from rallying to win the RRAC Tournament earlier this week at Pilot Field to secure their spot in the NAIA Opening Round.

"This is a nice award to get - but at the end of the day it's the players that do it all," Lavallee said. "So I have them to thank for this acknowledgment. Without our guys buying into our plan, none of this would be possible. Our players make coming to the yard everyday enjoyable and I couldn't pick a better group to be around every day. I am proud of our players, our staff, our administration, and our University. I am very humbled just to be nominated for this award and I would like to congratulate Coach Adams at LSUA as well for a great season. I am looking forward to the future of LSUS and the RRAC."

Coach Adams was also recognized by the conference for having also a first outstanding season.

To follow Coach Lavallee's first trip as the head coach to the Opening Round, follow the tournament webpage by CLICKING HERE.

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