Robichaux earns All-Region honors

LAFAYETTE – Former Notre Dame standout and current Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun pitcher Justin Robichaux added to his postseason honors as he was named to All-South Central Region Second Team in a vote by the region’s coaches.

It’s the first All-Region honor for Robichaux in his career, who was named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament team three weeks ago.

His selection marks the fourth straight season that the Ragin’ Cajuns are represented on the All-South Central Region squad. It’s the 11th season, overall, under head coach Tony Robichaux that UL placed at least one player on the team.

Robichaux played a large part in helping the Ragin’ Cajuns pitching staff to their fifth straight year at the front of the Sun Belt pitching standings, as the team maintained a 5.01 ERA. Robichaux was statistically the league’s best pitcher this year, finishing with a 1.98 ERA, a full point lower than any other pitcher. He allowed just 13 earned runs in 59 innings pitched, holding opposing batters to .259 hitting.

In the Sun Belt Tournament he held eventual champion Middle Tennessee to only one run in seven innings of work.

Robichaux had his greatest impact of the 2009 season when he was elevated from reliever to starter during the South Alabama weekend series. In six starts, he limited opponents to 37 hits over 38 innings pitched and surrendered only three earned runs. He did not allow a home run and sported a miniscule 0.71 ERA.

He joins other UL pitching standouts such as Hunter Moody, Danny Farquhar, Kevin Ardoin, Andy Gros, Justin Gabriel and Phil Devey to be named All-South Central Region.

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