Ragin Cajun trio earns All-Conference honors
Louisiana sophomore Hayden Cantrelle, senior Todd Lott and senior Orynn Veillon were tabbed as three of the Sun Belt's top performers after garnering All-Conference honors, the league office recently announced.
Cantrelle (shortstop) and Lott (utility) each landed on the league's First Team, while Veillon (outfield) earned a spot on the Second Team. Louisiana has placed at least three players on All-Conference teams in every season since the 2013 campaign.
Starting all 56 games at shortstop for the Ragin' Cajuns, Cantrelle has been a constant at the top of the stat sheet for Louisiana and currently leads the team with 27 stolen bases and 52 runs scored. His 27 stolen bags currently ranks him tops in the Sun Belt and 26th in the NCAA.
On the year, Cantrelle has produced 18 multi-hit games, tied for the second most on the team, and put together a 14-game hitting streak, the second longest on the team this year. He opened the season with a 34-game reached safely streak.
Lott has been one of the hottest hitters for the Ragin' Cajuns all season, leading the team with a .340 average and 44 RBI. The junior utility man came on in conference play, leading the team in hits (45), RBI (36) and home runs (7) while hitting at a .385 clip.
Returning to Louisiana for his final season of eligibility, Veillon has appeared in 54 games for the Ragin' Cajuns, making 50 starts. The senior's bat has been on fire down the stretch, helping him to a team-leading, 19-game hitting streak.
Veillon leads the team with four triples and places second on the team with 11 home runs. Entering the conference tournament, he paces the team with a .948 OPS and .566 slugging percentage. In league play, Veillon is hitting at a .360 clip with a team-leading slugging percentage of .658, while also leading the team in doubles (9) and triples (3).