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App State Baseball’s St. Laurent Named Freshman All-American
Austin St Laurent is the seventh Freshman All-American in program history.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Baseball’s St. Laurent Named Freshman All-American

App State infielder Austin St. Laurent has been named a Freshman All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced.

Already named the Freshman of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference, St. Laurent becomes the third Mountaineer in the last four seasons to earn Freshman All-America recognition.

A redshirt freshman from Elon, N.C., St. Laurent slashed .305/.380/.462/.842 on his way to becoming just the fifth Mountaineer in program history, and first in the Sun Belt era, to garner conference freshman of the year honors.

He led the Mountaineers in OPS (.842), slugging (.462), hits (60), triples (3) and total bases (91) and was tied for the team lead in batting average (.305). He finished the regular season with 20 extra-base hits, tallying 13 doubles, three triples and four home runs, and he drove in 25 runs. The offensive production came while learning to play first base for the first time in his career, in addition to making a handful of starts at shortstop. He finished the year with a .975 fielding percentage, committing just nine errors in 367 chances.

A transfer from ECU, St. Laurent ended the regular season particularly strong, raising his batting average from .277 to .305 over his final 19 games of the season, going 25-for-72 (.347) over that span, including eight multi-hit games. St. Laurent finished the year with 19 multi-hit efforts.

St. Laurent is the seventh Freshman All-American in program history, joining Hector Crespo (2010), Jamie Nunn (2012), Jaylin Davis (2013), Tanner Mann-Fix (2016), Luke Drumheller (2019) and Noah Hall (2020).