LSU Gold
Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'8
Weight
245
Class
Redshirt Freshman
Hometown
Midland, Texas
High School
Lee HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
RS

2023 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2023 Season
• Appeared in seven games (four starts) as a weekend starter and primary reliever before being sidelined by an elbow injury on March 31 … underwent Tommy John surgery in April and projects to return to the mound by the 2025 season
• Posted an 0-1 mark and a 0.96 ERA in 2023 with nine walks and 15 strikeouts in 18.1 innings … limited opponents to a .231 cumulative batting average
• Fired 2.0 shutout innings vs. Tennessee (March 31), allowing two hits with no walks and two strikeouts
• Effective relief outing vs. Arkansas (March 24), limiting the Razorbacks to one run on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts
• Made SEC debut in relief role at Texas A&M (March 19), working 3.0 innings and allowing two runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts
• Pitched a season-high 3.2 innings vs. Central Connecticut State (March 5), allowing no runs on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts
• Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major

High School
No. 1 ranked right-handed pitcher in Texas for Class of 2022 by Perfect Game; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic … ranked nationally as the No. 23 overall prospect and the No. 5 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game … participated in the 2022 MLB Draft Combine … earned All-American, All-State and District MVP honors during his career … posted an 18-2 career high school record with 211 strikeouts in 142 innings … worked 72 innings in his senior season, recording an 8-2 mark and 123 strikeouts … also batted .430 as a senior with 14 doubles, six triples, 10 homers and 47 RBI.

Personal
Full name is Robert Chase Shores … born May 21, 2004, in Clovis, N.M. … parents are Bryan and Nicole Shores … Dad works in oil field chemical sales; Mom is a massage therapist … Dad played college baseball at Frank Phillips JC and Eastern New Mexico University … Mom played college basketball at Frank Phillips JC … has one older brother, Nicolas … on the factors influencing his decision to attend LSU – “The coaching staff, and getting to be a part of the best baseball program in the nation” … majoring in sport administration at LSU.

Shores’ LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.2 vs. Central Connecticut State (3/5/23)
Strikeouts:  4 vs. Central Connecticut State (3/5/23)
Hits Allowed:  3 on two occasions; most recently vs. Central Connecticut State (3/5/23)
Runs: 2 at Texas A&M (3/19/23)
Earned Runs: 2 at Texas A&M (3/19/23)
Walks: 2 on three occasions; most recently at Texas A&M (3/19/23)

 

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