The old saying is everything happens for a reason. Junior shortstop Alex Bregman certainly believes so. The Albuquerque, N.M., native was given a chance that most high school players would not pass up. After a dynamic high school career, the 17 year-old was drafted in the 29th round by the Boston Red Sox.
“I had the opportunity to enter the draft, but I decided to attend school at LSU,” Bregman said. “I broke my finger my senior year of high school and only got to play four games. I didn’t really get an opportunity to be seen by the professional league guys, but that was the best thing that happened to me in my life.”
While being recruited by colleges from all over the country, Bregman was persuaded by his hitting coach, former LSU first baseman Jason Columbus, to take an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge. Continue reading LSU’s Bregman Finds Inspiration
College Baseball Daily: You went 46-16-1, had a couple tough losses in the regional here at home. Every team is different, every team has its own motivation. How much does that loss last year motivate this year’s team and how much have they been working?
Paul Mainieri: Every team other than one loses not one but two games the last weekend of the season so every team’s season ends in a disappointing fashion except for one team. I guess experience is a great thing because it makes you understand to some degree that only one team is going to be terribly happy at the end of the year. What’s important is for perspective to rear its head and that means that if you feel like your team performed at a really high level for a good portion of the year and the program is healthy, kids are having fun playing in the program, they’re developing, you’re accomplishing things, you can’t judge your year, your season or the quality of your program off of one or two games at the end of the year.
Continue reading LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri Q&A with College Baseball Daily
New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman both spent the summer as members of the USA Collegiate National Team. Birmingham served as an assistant coach this summer while Bregman served as the everyday shortstop. Bregman and Birmingham though had a connection together as Bregman is from New Mexico. Continue reading LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer
The LSU Tigers have released their 2015 Schedule which features 34 home games and an appearance in the Houston College Classic.
The Tigers open the season on February 13th when Big 12 member Kansas Jayhawks head to Baton Rouge for the start of a three game set. Following a mid-week home game against Nicholls State, LSU will host Boston College of the ACC for another three game series. Continue reading LSU releases 2015 Schedule
Legendary Tulane shortstop Andy Cannizaro was named as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at LSU today by head coach Paul Mainieri.
LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta wrote a fantastic profile on Cannizaro today. Continue reading Tulane Legend Cannizaro heads to LSU
LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Aaron Nola as the winner of the 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.
The LSU junior had an outstanding 23-2 record with a 1.47 ERA in 2014. In 116 1/3 innings pitched, he had 134 strikeouts, a .172 opponents’ batting average, and gave up just four home runs. Continue reading Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award
Houston 9 SE Louisiana 5
BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 9 Houston Baseball kept its season alive with a 9-5 win over Southeastern LA on Sunday afternoon in the Baton Rouge Regional at Alex Box Stadium and will now prepare to face (1) (8) No. 4 LSU in a must-win game to force a Monday Regional final. Continue reading 2014 Baton Rouge Regional: Day 3 Recap
Southeastern Louisiana 2 Bryant 1 (10 innings)
BATON ROUGE, La. – Leading 2-1 in the 10th inning, Southeastern Louisiana right fielder Andrew Godbold threw out Bryant’s Dan Cellucci at the plate to end the game Saturday at Alex Box Stadium and seal the Lions’ first NCAA postseason win since the 1992 season. Continue reading 2014 Baton Rouge Regional: Day 2 Recap
LSU 8 Southeastern Louisiana 4
BATON ROUGE — LSU rallied from a 4-2 deficit with six runs in its last two at bats to defeat Southeastern Louisiana, 8-4, in the opening game of the 2014 NCAA Baseball Regional at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Top-seeded LSU (45-14-1) won its ninth-straight game and advanced to face the winner of No. 2-seed Houston and No. 3-seed Bryant at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday. Continue reading 2014 Baton Rouge Regional: Day 1 Recap