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Baseball: Lucroy Named Diamond Dawgs Most Valuable Player

Chris Whitehead, Sports Information –

The UL catcher was tabbed the No. 1 prospect in the FCSL

LAFAYETTE-Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy finished
the 2006 baseball season as hot as any player in the Sun Belt Conference.
The junior carried that momentum into the off-season and was named the Most
Valuable Player for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs.

Lucroy led the entire Florida Collegiate Summer League in homeruns (6), runs
batted in (29) and slugging percentage (.589). His efforts earned him the
team’s top honor.

The MVP catcher finished with a .326 batting average and stuck out only 7
times in 95 at-bats. Lucroy helped lead the Diamond Dawgs to the FCSL
Championship. The Dawgs finished the year with a 13-7 record.

Following the summer season, the Umatilla, Fla. native was named the No. 1
prospect in the FCSL by Baseball America.

“I feel fortunate to be named the team’s MVP and the top prospect,” Lucroy
stated. “There are a lot of good players in this league and to be named the
top prospect is truly an honor.”

In the fall, Lucroy helped the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 39-20 overall record and a
19-5 Sun Belt record. He finished his sophomore campaign leading UL in most
offensive categories. Lucroy led the team in hits (77), doubles (20),
homeruns (12), slugging percentage (.610) and RBI (68). He finished the
season second in triples (4) and sacrifice flies (7) and third on the team
with a .333 batting average.

To go along with his offensive numbers, Lucroy served as the everyday catcher
for the 24th ranked Cajuns pitching staff.