Alex Edward Season 2023
Played in 134 games – starting 95 — during his four-year career as a Fighting Tiger … named an undergraduate assistant coach for the 2014 season.
Played in 30 games (13 starts at DH), batting .245 (13-for-53) with three doubles, one triple, six runs and nine RBI … produced an RBI single in Game 2 Super Regional win over Oklahoma (June 8) … doubled and drove in one run vs. Ole Miss (May 18) … delivered a pinch-hit single and scored a run in LSU’s 18-6 win over Florida (May 4) … 2-for-3 as the starting DH vs. Alcorn State on April 2 with one RBI and one run scored
Played in 27 games (22 starts), batting .243 (18-for-74) with three doubles, five RBI and six runs scored … started 17 games in right field, three in left field and two at DH … a .353 (6-for-17) hitter with runners in scoring position … was bothered by hamstring injuries that limited his playing time during the season, but continued to play a prominent as a part-time starter in right field during the postseason … delivered a huge one-out RBI double in top of the ninth inning versus Oregon State in the NCAA Regional final (June 3); the hit tied the game at 5-5 and LSU went on to post a 6-5 win in 10 innings … 2-for-4 at Florida on April 5 with a double and two RBI in 7-6 LSU win.
Played in 43 games (37 starts), batting .279 (36-for-129) with seven doubles, one triple, two homers, 27 RBI, 22 runs and one stolen base … started 18 games at first base, 11 games in right field and eight games in left field … batted .362 (17-for-47) in his final 14 games of the season with four doubles, one homer, 10 RBI and eight runs … collected one double and three RBI at Mississippi State (May 19) … batted .615 (8-for-13) in the Tennessee series (May 13-15) with two doubles and four RBI … first career triple drove in a run in Tigers’ win at Tulane (April 5) … launched his first homer of the season on April 3 vs. Ole Miss – a second-inning solo shot to give Tigers a 4-0 lead … tied career-high with three hits vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 27 — 3-for-4 in that game with one double, three runs and three RBI.
Emerged as a full-time starter for the Tigers in late April, starting 12 games at third base, 10 games in left field and one game in right field … batted .314 (32-for-102) on the year with seven doubles, two homers, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored … batted .357 (10-for-28) in the Tigers’ seven postseason games with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and eight runs scored … batted .308 (4-for-13) in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs … hit .400 (6-for-15) in the SEC Tournament with a double and five runs scored … 5-for-10 in first two games of Miss. State series (May 20-21) with one double, one homer, four RBI and two runs scored … collected three hits with one RBI in win over Southeastern Louisiana (May 4); also had three hits and an RBI in May 7 win over Vanderbilt.
Highly decorated infielder/outfielder from Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge…named Louisiana 3A All-State, All-Metro and All-District in 2008 and 2009…named 1st team Louisville Slugger All-American in 2008 and 2009…as a senior in 2009, he hit .460 with 12 homers …hit .512 with eight dingers in 2008 as a junior.
Full name is Alex Michael Edward…parents are Gene and Gladys Edward…majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU…born October 5, 1990.
Edward’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 three times; last vs. Ole Miss (5/18/13)
Hits: 3 six times; last vs. Tennessee (5/15/11)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/27/11)
Doubles: 2 vs. Tennessee (5/15/11)
Triples: 1 twice; last vs. Kentucky (4/6/13)
Home Runs: 1 four times; last vs. Nicholls State (4/26/11)
RBI: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/27/11); at Mississippi State (5/19/11)