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LSU Baseball reloads with transfer portal commitments

1 month 4 days 13 hours ago Wednesday, June 12 2024 Jun 12, 2024 June 12, 2024 6:44 PM June 12, 2024 in Sports
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - LSU Baseball's season ended more than a week ago, but a lot has changed with the Tigers already.
Nine players have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, and Jay Johnson expects anywhere from five to eleven players to be drafted in the MLB in July.

Johnson is already focused on reloading his team for the 2025 season and he knows what and who it will take to get the Tigers back to the College World Series.

More talent is coming to Baton Rouge with the addition of eight transfers so far

LSU has picked up commitments from three D1 transfers. 

Wofford's ace pitcher Zac Cowan has decided to join Jay Johnson in Baton Rouge. Cowan posted a 3.35 ERA in 110 innings pitched, and he also recorded more strikeouts than innings pitched and he committed to LSU on Wednesday.

Luis Hernandez committed to LSU from Indiana State where he had a batting average of .359 with 23 home runs and 76 RBI.
Chandler Dorsey also transfers to LSU from the University of South Florida. Dorsey posted a 3.60 ERA in 30 innings pitched.

The Tigers also got five commitments from JUCO players. Trevor Schmidt comes from Fullerton College to play first base or in the outfield.

Catcher Blaise Priester began his college career at LSU before going to Meridian Community College, so he's making his return to Alex Box.

Infielder Tanner Reaces committed from Blinn College where he hit 20 home runs and had an .498 on-base percentage.
Former Catholic High Bear Daniel Harden will return to Baton Rouge to play for LSU after starting his college career at McLennan Community College. Harden was the No. 17 outfielder in Louisiana in 2023 while playing for Catholic High.

Finally, Connor Ware from Pearl River Community College will add some depth to LSU's pitching staff. Ware kept his ERA below 2.00 in the last two seasons.

More commitments are expected to come during the off-season and Jay Johnson is dedicated to working to rebuild a team that can compete in Omaha for another national championship.

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