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LSU Baseball Report
For Immediate Release – January 4, 2023

FOUR LSU PLAYERS NAMED TO D1 BASEBALL TOP 100 IMPACT TRANSFERS LIST


BATON ROUGE, La. – Four LSU players have been named to the D1Baseball.com Top 100 Impact Transfers list for the 2023 season.

LSU sophomore third baseman Tommy White is No. 1 on the list; junior right-handed pitcher/utility player Paul Skenes is No.2; sophomore right-handed pitcher Thatcher Hurd is No. 7; and junior right-handed pitcher Christian Little is No. 29.

White, a product of St. Pete Beach, Fla., transferred to LSU after an incredible 2022 freshman season at North Carolina State, where he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year.

White hit .362 last season with 85 hits, 12 doubles, 27 home runs, 74 RBIs and a .757 slugging percentage, setting the NCAA freshman record for homers in a season. He had 26 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI outings, and he finished the year on 26-game reached base streak.

Skenes, who transferred to LSU this season after two years at Air Force, enjoyed an exceptional 2022 season both on the mound and at the plate, earning first-team All-America recognition.

Skenes, a product of Lake Forest, Calif., recorded a 2.96 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 85.2 innings (15 starts) for Air Force, limiting opponents to a .224 batting average. He also hit .314 with 10 doubles, 13 homers and 38 RBI. In 2021, Skenes posted a 2.70 ERA while batting .410 with 11 homers and 43 RBI.

Hurd, a product of Manhattan Beach, Calif., made nine appearances - including six starts – last season as a true freshman at UCLA. He posted a 2-0 record with a 1.06 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 34 innings while limiting opponents to a .138 batting average.

Hurd was the nation’s ninth-ranked pitcher and the No. 1 pitcher in the state of California as a senior at Mira Costa High School.

Little, a native of St. Louis, Mo., has pitched the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, where he made 32 appearances (14 starts) and posted a 4.65 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 81.1 innings.

Little was rated in high school as the nation’s No. 5 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game.
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Tiger in Omaha14 months
Damn! Can't wait for February to roll around. Geaux Tigers!
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CDawson14 months
One of the best rosters ever assembled.
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SwatMitchell14 months
Isn’t the Air Force Academy an 8 year commitment? Or is that only Army and Navy? Not sure how a transfer would work
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diehard2414 months
Dont think you make a commiment until after 2 yrs
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BayouBengal9914 months
These guys will all have an impact this year. Our pitching will be as deep as I’ve seen it and the offense will probably be as good or even better than last year. Will be a lot of 8-2 games this year, with the occasional 16-5 games and the occasional 4-3 loss. I think we can win 50 games this year or be close to that mark. 48-12 or something like that.
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KennabraTiger14 months
Thatcher
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Shiftyplus114 months
Gorilla ball is back baby
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TNoon14 months
Wow , should be a fun season
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theBru14 months
Awesome, great job by Tiger's Coach Johnson getting these guys to campus...Should be a fun year for Tiger Baseball.
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Cwils222214 months
4 in the top 30 sounds much better
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YMCA14 months
shite, 3 in the top 7 is impressive.
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TommyDaTiger14 months
How about 2 in the top 2? Now we’re really talking baw!!!!!!!!!
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saint tiger22514 months
No love for 1 of 1?
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