WATCH: Dylan Crews throws first pitch as LSU baseball 2024 season opener

Dylan Crews, who was selected by the Washington Nationals with the second overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft, may no longer be a part of the Tigers baseball program.

But he’ll always be a part of the LSU family, and he made his return to Alex Box Stadium to christen the 2024 season by throwing out the first pitch on Friday night ahead of an 11-8 win over VMI.

Crews was a three-year starter in the outfield for the Tigers, winning the Golden Spikes Award as the top player in the nation last season as he and top draft pick Paul Skenes led the Tigers to a national title, which was their first since 2009.

Crews appeared in 35 minor league games with the Nationals at the end of last season. He was called up from the rookie leagues after just one game, and he made 14 Single-A appearances and 20 Double-A appearances.

He was invited to spring training with Washington as a non-roster invite.

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