June 3, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama left fielder Taylor Dugas was named to the 2009 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team, according to long-time publisher and college baseball historian Lou Pavlovich, Jr.
The Lafayette, La., native becomes the 15th Alabama player to earn freshman All-America accolades. He is the 13th freshman All-American selection for Tide head coach Jim Wells.
A 2009 Freshman All-SEC pick, Dugas hit .352 (83-for-236) with two home runs and 27 RBI in 56 games. He led the Crimson Tide in hits (83), multi-hit games (25) and doubles (20). He is the second straight rookie to lead Alabama in hits after Josh Rutledge paced the Tide with 99 hits as a true freshman in 2008.
He finished fourth in the SEC in doubles (20), seventh in total hits (83) and 12th in average (.352) as a true freshman.
Dugas was named to the 2009 Whataburger Classic All-Tournament Team after hitting .375 with one home run and one RBI. He also tallied a 24-game hitting streak from March 6-April 10, where he averaged 2.08 hits and 1.5 runs per game during the streak. It was the longest hitting streak in the SEC this season.