Rogers named all-American, second-team nod for RHP

Published 11:00 am Friday, June 2, 2023

After a record-setting season on the mound, Grant Rogers continues to make history.

The McNeese State right-hander earned the highest postseason honor in program history Thursday.

Rogers was named all-American by Collegiate Baseball.

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The Cowboys ace was selected to the second team, the highest distinction any McNeese player has earned.

Rogers is the second Cowboy to be named all-American in the last two seasons by a major publication. He follows fellow pitcher Cameron Foster (Brooklyn Cyclones), who earned third-team honors last year by the National College Baseball Writers Association.

“Grant has earned everything he gets,” said McNeese head coach Justin Hill. “He has worked hard but also has a lot of fun.”

Rogers set a McNeese record with 12 wins in 13 decisions this spring. He posted a 1.82 earned run average.

He is the third Cowboy to be honored by Collegiate Baseball. Kevin Mitchell in 2001 and Ben Broussard (seven MLB seasons) in 1999 also made the squad.

“I just wanted to go out and get better each week,” Rogers said. “I wanted to give my team a chance to win.”

Rogers was named Pitcher of the Year in the Southland Conference this year. He finished with the third-best ERA in the nation.

The junior struck out 88 in a nation-leading 1032/3 innings while walking 18. Rogers had four complete games and two shutouts.

Rogers was joined on the squad by fellow Southland player Ryan Snell of Lamar. Snell was Rogers’ catcher in junior college two years ago at Panola College in Carthage, Texas.