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#28 Devin Fontenot Season 2025

Right-Handed Pitcher
Graduate Student
The Woodlands, Texas
High School
The Woodlands HS

LSU Graduate – Spring 2021 (Sport Administration)
2019 Collegiate Baseball Third-Team All-American
2019 Honorable Mention All-Louisiana

LSU’s all-time leader in pitching appearances with 113 (seven starts) from 2018-22 … posted a 16-9 career mark with a 4.12 ERA in 163.2 innings, recording 79 walks and 190 strikeouts … outstanding pitcher who made significant contributions for five seasons … a classic strike thrower with a good feel for his secondary pitches … fastball will sit in the low to mid 90s with solid arm-side life … has a loose arm action and is also very much a fierce competitor on the mound … earned his LSU degree in Spring 2021 as a sport administration major.

2022 Season
Made 23 appearances (two starts), posting a 3-2 record and a 4.71 ERA in 28.2 innings with 14 walks and 35 strikeouts … his appearance on May 26 vs. Kentucky in the SEC Tournament allowed him to set the LSU career appearances record formerly held by right-hander Paul Bertuccini (110 appearances, 2007-10) … Fontenot pitched twice a week later in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional to finish his career with 113 appearances … turned in a brilliant relief effort to earn the win in the Tigers’ opening-game regional victory over Kennesaw State (June 3), allowing no runs on two hits in 3.1 innings with one walk and six strikeouts … worked 3.0 relief innings vs. Georgia (May 1), allowing one unearned run, no hits, no walks and four strikeouts … picked up relief win at Mississippi State (April 9), recording one scoreless inning with one hit, no walks and three strikeouts … earned his first win of the season on March 11 versus Bethune-Cookman, as he fired 2.1 scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and three strikeouts.

2021 Season
Made 26 relief appearances in 2021, posting a 4-2 mark and a 2.86 ERA in 34.2 innings with 40 strikeouts and five saves … Fontenot posted a win and a save in the 2021 NCAA Eugene Regional – he was credited with the win in LSU’s regional victory over Central Connecticut State (June 5), firing a perfect inning with two strikeouts … earned save in the first game of the regional championship round vs. Oregon (June 6), registering two shutout innings with no hits, one walk and three strikeouts … recorded a win at Texas A&M (May 21) with three shutout innings, allowing no hits with one walk and two strikeouts … earned save after preserving 2-1 LSU win over Alabama (May 14); allowed one run on two hits in 2.2 innings with one walk and three strikeouts … relief win at Auburn (May 7), firing 2.2 scoreless and hitless innings with two walks and two strikeouts … earned a three-inning save at Ole Miss (April 22) in LSU’s 5-4 win, limiting the Rebels to no runs on two hits with five strikeouts … recorded four strikeouts in two relief innings vs. South Carolina (April 15) to preserve a 5-1 win … worked a combined 2.1 innings in back-to-back appearances in Kentucky series (April 9-10), allowing one run on one hit with two walks and three strikeouts … earned save in LSU victory over Miss. State (March 21), firing a perfect 1.2 innings and needing only eight pitches to close out the game … scoreless inning on March 16 vs. Southeastern Louisiana with no hits, no walks, two Ks … also recorded two strikeouts in one-inning outings at New Orleans (March 10), vs. Texas Southern (March 9) and vs. Air Force (Feb. 20).

2020 Season
Posted a 1-0 mark in the shortened season with a 0.90 ERA, four walks, 17 strikeouts and four saves in 10 innings, and he ranked No. 3 in the SEC in saves … received third-season All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper … recorded a win and two saves in his final three appearances of the season … he worked five scoreless and hitless innings in the three-game stretch with two walks and 11 strikeouts … picked up a save on Feb. 22 versus Eastern Kentucky, firing a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 6-3 win; Fontenot entered the game with no outs and runners on second and third before recording three straight outs with a groundout and two strikeouts … pitched four scoreless innings over two relief appearances during the final week of the season, earning a save versus Southeastern Louisiana (March 3) and a win over UMass Lowell (March 8) … Fontenot allowed no hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in the two appearances … pitched two scoreless and hitless innings with five strikeouts in the Southeastern La. game and he worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts in the UMass Lowell contest … earned a save in LSU’s final game of the season vs. South Alabama (March 11), working a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.

2019 Season
Appeared in 28 games (three starts), recording a 5-4 mark, seven saves and a 3.71 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 51 innings … limited opponents to a .180 cumulative batting average … made five appearances in LSU’s 10 postseason games, recording 19 strikeouts in 15 innings while allowing just four earned runs … posted 13 strikeouts in 8.2 NCAA Tournament innings while limiting opponents to a .107 batting average … suffered a hard-luck loss in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional versus Florida State despite delivering a heroic performance – worked 6.1 relief innings against the Seminoles, limiting them to one run on two hits with two walks and a career-best 11 strikeouts … earned save in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game vs. Southern Miss (June 2), firing two shutout innings with no hits, one walk and two strikeouts … posted a relief win over South Carolina (May 21) in the SEC Tournament, working 4.1 shutout innings with one hit, two walks and four strikeouts … recorded two saves in the Alabama series on April 27-28 … pitched a total of 2.1 innings in two appearances, allowing one run on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts … he pitched 1.1 perfect innings on April 27 with two strikeouts to preserve LSU’s 5-2 win … on April 28, Alabama scored a run against Fontenot in the bottom of the ninth to narrow LSU’s lead to 5-4, and the Crimson Tide loaded the bases with two outs, but Fontenot struck out Bama DH Keith Holcombe on three pitches to end the game and earn the save … earned a one-inning save at Missouri (April 12), retiring all three batters he faced with 10 pitches … credited with relief win over Texas A&M (April 5), firing 1.2 shutout innings with one hit, no walks, three strikeouts … earned his second save of the season April 3 vs. South Alabama, firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout … strong relief effort on March 29 at Miss. State — 3.2 IP, one run on three hits with one strikeout in 10-5 LSU win … recorded a save in LSU’s 1-0 win at Georgia (March 22), firing a perfect inning with one strikeout … posted a brilliant relief outing to earn the win in Game 1 of the Kentucky series (March 16) … worked the final five innings of the 12-inning game, limiting the Wildcats to no runs on two hits with no walks and five strikeouts … recorded a superb relief effort in Game 2 of March 9 doubleheader versus California, firing four shutout innings to earn the win … Fontenot limited the Bears to two hits with one walk and three strikeouts, firing 60 pitches.

2018 Season
Appeared in 29 games (two starts), recording a 3-1 mark and a 6.18 ERA in 39.1 innings with 15 walks and 44 strikeouts … earned a relief win in the Tigers’ NCAA Regional victory over San Diego State (June 1), limiting the Aztecs to one run on two hits in three innings with one walk and four strikeouts … made three appearances in a four-day stretch at the SEC Tournament versus Mississippi State, South Carolina and Florida … fired a combined three scoreless innings in those outings, allowing two hits with no walks and three strikeouts … made two appearances in the Alabama series (May 11 & 13), allowing one run in four innings with no walks and four strikeouts … earned his first career win on May 5 over Arkansas, firing three scoreless relief innings and allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts … the three-inning outing marked the longest of his career, and he threw a career-high 46 pitches … fired four strikeouts in two innings versus Tennessee (April 15), allowing one run on two hits with no walks … pitched dominant shutout relief inning on April 7 at Texas A&M – no hits, no walks, two strikeouts … fired a perfect relief inning versus Tulane (March 21), striking out all three batters he faced … dominating relief effort at UL-Lafayette (March 7), where he struck out five of the six batters he faced in two scoreless innings.

Prior to LSU
2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American … fired 207.2 innings in his career, recording a 2.99 ERA with 57 walks and 265 strikeouts … a 2017 all-Houston first-team Class 6A pitcher and a third-team all-state selection in 6A … a 2017 Texas all-region first-team selection … named first-team all-Montgomery County … also a two-time all-district selection … helped lead The Woodlands High to four straight district championships and state playoff appearances.

Full name is Devin Joseph Fontenot … parents are Kenny and Stacie Fontenot … has one younger brother, Trevor … on choosing to attend LSU – “What influenced my decision the most had to be the atmosphere here. There is something about LSU that all of the people around here love so much. LSU has always felt like my home away from home, and that’s really special!” … born October 3, 1998, in Humble, Texas.

Fontenot’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.1 vs. Florida State (6/9/19)
Strikeouts: 11 vs. Florida State (6/9/19)
Hits Allowed: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Runs: 5 two times; most recently at Oregon State (6/3/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Walks: 3 five times; most recently at Ole Miss (4/22/21)

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