LSU Gold
Right-Handed Pitcher
Spring Hill, Tenn.
High School
Summit HS

MLB Draft: 2023 12th Round (No. 361 Overall) – Baltimore Orioles

2023 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

A big man with a big personality that exudes confidence on the mound and competes at a high level … has a history of throwing lots of strikes with a quality repertoire of pitches … fastball will live in the low 90s, and he has an advanced feel for his change-up … has a strong, durable frame and could develop into an outstanding pitcher … a member of the 2023 and 2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll, and the 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major … has pitched in 51 games (16 starts) in three seasons (2021-23) at LSU, recording 118 strikeouts in 123.2 innings.

2023 Season
• Appeared in 20 games (two starts), posting a 1-0 record and a 5.97 ERA in 34.2 innings with 12 walks and 30 strikeouts
• Recorded no walks and two strikeouts in 1.1 relief innings vs. Florida (June 25) in Game 2 of the College World Series Finals … worked a scoreless 1.1 relief innings in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional vs. Kentucky (June 10)
• Pitched a season-high 3.2 innings on May 9 vs. Northwestern State – allowing just one earned run on two hits, with no walks and two strikeouts
• Made two appearances in the Alabama series (April 29 and 30), working 2.2 innings and allowing one earned run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts
• Pitched 2.2 relief innings vs. Kentucky (April 14), limiting UK to one run on two hits with one walk and one strikeout
• Fired three perfect innings in start vs. Central Arkansas (March 21) before allowing his first baserunner in the fourth inning

2022 Season
Appeared in 16 games (12 starts), posting a 2-4 record and a 5.31 ERA in 61.0 innings with 20 walks and 60 strikeouts … registered eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings over two relief appearances vs. Southeastern La. (May 10) and Ole Miss (May 14), allowing one earned run and no walks … recorded the longest SEC outing of his career April 15 at Arkansas, as he pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and one strikeout … defeated Towson on Feb. 25 with seven shutout innings; limited Towson to no runs on just two hits – a pair of singles – in seven innings with two walks and seven strikeouts … he fired 96 pitches in the outing, 67 for strikes – Money allowed just one Towson base runner to advance beyond first base over the course of seven innings … brilliant effort in LSU’s opening game of the 2022 season (Feb. 18), as he defeated Maine with seven shutout innings; limited the Black Bears to no runs on just two hits – a pair of singles – in seven innings with one walk and a career-high 10 strikeouts … allowed just one Maine base runner to advance beyond first base over the course of seven innings.

2021 Season
Appeared in 15 games (two starts), posting a 1-2 record and an 8.68 ERA in 28 innings with 10 walks and 28 strikeouts … made first career start at Kentucky (April 11), pitching four innings and registering six strikeouts … worked a season-high 4.2 innings vs. Vanderbilt (April 2), recording four strikeouts … pitched 4.1 shutout relief innings vs. Nicholls (Feb. 27), allowing two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Ranked as the No. 114 player in the country by Perfect Game … a 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee and a 2019 first team Tennessee All-State selection … in his lone appearance of the shortened 2020 season, worked seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and one walk … posted a 10-1 mark in 2019 – 58 innings, 92 strikeouts, 12 walks, 0.99 ERA and a .174 opponent batting average … played in the Little League World Series (2013-2014) and participated in a Little League All-Star Game at the White House.

Full name is Blake Benjamin Money … parents are Keith and Jennifer Money … Dad is a construction manager and Mom is a realtor … has a sister, Morgan, and two brothers, Logan and Cash … says what influenced him to attend LSU is “the rich baseball history and tradition partnered with the coaching staff; also, the opportunity to compete and play in the SEC while making lifetime memories with my teammates” … born November 14, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla.

Money’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.0 vs. Towson (2/25/22); 7.0 vs. Maine (2/18/22)
Strikeouts: 10 vs. Maine (2/18/22)
Hits Allowed: 8 vs. Oklahoma (3/4/22 – Shriners’ Hospitals Classic)
Runs: 6 three times; most recently vs. Auburn (3/31/22)
Earned Runs: 6 twice; most recently at Florida (3/25/22)
Walks: 4 vs. McNeese (5/16/23)


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