Fontenot, Hill receive All-America recognition

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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU pitchers Devin Fontenot and Jaden Hill on Tuesday were named 2020 third-team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Fontenot, a junior right-hander from The Woodlands, Texas, was 1-0 on the year with a 0.90 ERA, four walks, 17 strikeouts and four saves in 10 innings, and he ranked No. 3 in the SEC in saves.

He recorded a win and two saves in his final three appearances of the 2020 season, working five scoreless and hitless innings in that three-game stretch with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Fontenot pitched four scoreless innings over two relief appearances during the final week of the season, earning a save versus Southeastern Louisiana and a win over UMass Lowell. He allowed no hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in the two appearances.

Hill, a sophomore right-hander from Ashdown, Ark., allowed just one hit in 11.2 innings this season while recording 17 strikeouts. Opponents batted only .028 (1-for-36) against Hill during the 2020 season.

Hill made his first appearance in a game in nearly a year when he worked two relief innings versus Indiana on February 15. Hill, who was sidelined last season by an elbow injury, was dominant in the outing, firing two shutout frames with no hits, one walk and three strikeouts. His fastball was consistently clocked in the upper 90s, peaking at 98 mph.

Hill earned his first LSU career save in a February 28 win over Texas with a dominating three-inning performance. He fired three scoreless frames, allowing no hits with one walk and six strikeouts, preserving the Tigers’ 4-3 victory.

Hill fired four perfect innings with three strikeouts on March 7 to earn a save versus UMass Lowell.

(Press release provided by LSU Athletics.)

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