Thompson Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

LSU Shortstop Receives Honor for Second Time This Season

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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Thompson Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU shortstop Jordan Thompson was named by the Southeastern Conference Monday as the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week. The honor marked the second time this season Thompson has received the weekly award.

Thompson, product of Chula Vista, Calif.,  batted .600 (9-for-15) in four games last week with one triple, three RBI and six runs scored, helping lead LSU to three victories. In the Tigers’ series win at Kentucky, Thompson hit .667 (8-for-12) with one triple, two RBI and three runs scored.

Thompson also walked once in the Kentucky series and was hit by a pitch, posting an on-base percentage of .714 in 14 plate appearances. His two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Saturday gave LSU a vital insurance run in the Tigers’ 8-6 win.

Thompson shared the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week Award with Cayden Wallace of Arkansas.

LSU Baseball Report – April 12, 2021
Overall Record:
 20-12

Last Week’s Results
April 6 (Tue.) – McNEESE STATE (W, 14-1) 
April 9 (Fri.) – at Kentucky (W, 15-2)
April 10 (Sat.) – at Kentucky (W, 8-6)
April 11 (Sun.) – at Kentucky (L, 4-13)

This Week’s Schedule
April 13 (Tue.) – GRAMBLING STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +) 
April 15 (Thu.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
April 16 (Fri.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
April 17 (Sat.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won three of its four games last week, including an SEC series victory at Kentucky over the weekend … LSU has a No. 26 RPI in Monday’s updated official NCAA rankings … LSU is currently No. 3 in the nation in home runs with 52 dingers this season … the Tigers batted .343 in last week’s four games with 41 runs on 49 hits, including six doubles, three triples and six homers … freshman shortstop Jordan Thompson batted .600 (9-for-15) with one triple, three RBI and six runs scored in four games last week, helping lead LSU to three victories … in the Tigers’ series win at Kentucky, Thompson hit .667 (8-for-12) with one triple, two RBI and three runs scored … Thompson also walked once in the series and was hit by a pitch, posting an on-base percentage of .714 in 14 plate appearances … Thompson’s two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Saturday at Kentucky gave LSU a vital insurance run in the Tigers’ 8-6 win … LSU ace Landon Marceaux pitched brilliantly in the Tigers’ Game 1 win at Kentucky Friday, limiting the Wildcats to two runs – one earned – in 7.1 innings with seven hits, no walks and eight strikeouts … Marceaux retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced, and he did not allow a Kentucky baserunner to advance beyond first base until the sixth inning … Marceaux defeated a Kentucky team that was No. 3 in the SEC in cumulative batting average entering Friday’s game … he lowered his cumulative ERA this season to 1.89 … designated hitter Cade Beloso batted .545 (6-for-11) in four games last week with one double, seven RBI and three runs scored … in LSU’s series victory at Kentucky, Beloso batted .500 (5-for-10) with one double, seven RBI and two runs scored … he also drew a walk and was twice hit by a pitch, posting a .571 on-base percentage for the series … in LSU’s 15-2 win over UK on Friday night, Beloso collected four RBI with a pair of two-run singles … he contributed a sacrifice fly and an RBI single in Saturday’s LSU win, and he added another run-scoring single in Sunday’s game … Beloso raised his batting average 38 points over the course of last week’s four games, from .202 to .240 … junior right-hander AJ Labas delivered a quality start for the Tigers on Saturday, defeating Kentucky and clinching a series win … Labas limited the Wildcats to three runs on six hits in six innings with one walk and six strikeouts, firing 98 pitches … third baseman Cade Doughty batted .444 (8-for-18) and collected two doubles and five RBI last week … first baseman Tre’ Morgan registered a double, two homers, six RBI and three runs scored, and leftfielder Gavin Dugas lined his first career triple, blasted two homers, drove in four runs and scored five times.