Position
Right-handed Pitcher
Height
6'5
Weight
226 lbs.
Class
Graduate Student
Hometown
Monroe, La.
High School
Ouachita Christian HS
Previous School
San Jacinto College
Major
Sport Administration / Master's of Liberal Arts
B/T
R/R

LSU Graduate – Spring 2020 (Sport Administration); Summer 2021 (Master’s of Liberal Arts)
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Pitched in 42 games as a reliever during his three-season LSU career, posting a 3-1 record and a 5.44 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 43 innings … a huge presence on the mound as a physical power pitcher that came from a very successful JUCO program, where he excelled as the closer for two seasons … featured a fastball that worked in the low 90s and a swing-and-miss slider for his out pitch … earned a bachelor’s degree from LSU in the spring of 2020 as a sports administration major and received a master’s of liberal arts in the summer of 2021 … George was classified as a senior for the 2020 season, and he was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA after the 2020 season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Season
Appeared in 14 games out of the bullpen, recording no decisions and a 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings with 11 walks and 11 strikeouts.

2020 Season
Made seven relief appearances on the mound, recording 11 strikeouts in seven innings as one of the mainstays of the LSU bullpen … limited opponents to a .200 batting average on the year … worked 2.1 innings at Nicholls (Feb. 19), allowing one run on two hits with one walk and a career-best five strikeouts … fired 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings vs. Indiana (Feb. 14) in LSU’s season opener, recording no walks and two strikeouts.

2019 Season
Made 21 relief appearances, posting a 3-1 record and a 6.49 ERA in 26.1 innings with 31 strikeouts … earned relief win over Mississippi State (May 24) in SEC Tournament, firing 2.2 shutout innings with four hits, one walk and one strikeout … fired a shutout ninth inning in LSU’s 7-1 win over Auburn (May 16), recording two strikeouts … pitched a scoreless inning at Southern (April 9) with no walks and two strikeouts … worked two shutout innings versus McNeese State (March 26) with two strikeouts … worked 2.1 innings vs. Texas Southern (March 13) with season-high three strikeouts … fired 1.2 shutout innings versus Holy Cross on March 6, allowing no hits with no walks and two strikeouts … first career LSU win came on February 24 versus Bryant, as he worked 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and three strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Made 53 appearances in two seasons for San Jacinto (Texas) College, posting a 3-1 record, 12 saves and a 1.69 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 48 innings … a 2017 NJCAA Region XIV All-Star and 2018 All-Conference selection … ranked in Perfect Game’s 2018 JUCO Top 75 Prospect List … pitched in the NJCAA Division I World Series for San Jacinto, as his team finished 2nd (2017) and 3rd (2018) … a four-year starter at Ouachita Christian High School, posting a 32-10 record with a 2.36 ERA and 281 strikeouts in 249 innings … a three-time All-State, four-time All-District and four-time All-Area selection … 2015 Louisiana Coaches Association Pitcher of the Year and 2015 All-Area Pitcher of the Year … helped lead Ouachita Christian High to the 2015 State Championship.

Personal
Full name is Matthew Aaron George … parents are Robbie and Donna George … has a younger brother, Adam, and a younger sister, Annabeth … says “the history of winning in the program and the desire to win a national championship” influenced his decision to attend LSU … born June 23, 1997, in West Monroe, La.

George’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Strikeouts: 5 at Nicholls (2/19/20)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Runs: 5 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Walks: 4 vs. Texas Southern (3/13/19)

 

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