Position
Catcher
Height
6'1
Weight
210 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Laurel, Miss.
Previous School
Southern Miss
B/T
R
High School
West Jones HS

Transfer from the University of Southern Mississippi who is a strong candidate for the starting catcher role … enrolled at LSU in January, 2002. 

At USM: Played three seasons at catcher for USM, recording a .320 career batting average with 22 home runs and 150 RBI.  

High School: Earned four letters in baseball (catcher) and two letters in football (quarterback) at West Jones High School in Laurel, Miss. 

Personal: Full name is Darren Nathaniel Welch … parents are Nick and Renee’ Welch … has three younger brothers, Dirk, Rook and Rafe, and one younger sister, Deidra … interests include golf … credits his father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career … majoring in general studies at LSU … born November 4, 1978.

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