LaGrange has been declared the No. 1 2016 D3 Baseball Breakout Team of the Year by the HERO Sports website. The Breakout Team metrics measures year-over-year improvement, and it applies to every division of every sport the website ranks. You can read the full article here.
The Panthers finished the 2016 season 30-13, tying for second in the USA South conference, after going 13-24 in 2015. The 30 wins were the most since the 2005 season. The Panthers featured junior third baseman Blake Butcher, who was the USA South Player of the Year and selected to two All-Region teams. Including Butcher, the Panthers placed nine players on the USA South All-Conference teams.