LSU Gold
Right-handed Pitcher
Fort Mill, S.C.
High School
Ardrey Kell HS

2016 SEC Community Service Team

MLB Draft: 25th Round in 2017 (Cincinnati)

Excellent prospect who emerged as a significant contributor for the Tigers … pitched significant innings for LSU in 2015 and 2016, but suffered a season-ending elbow injury early in the 2017 season … selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 25th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and signed with the Reds in the summer of ’17 … made 47 career appearances (five starts) at LSU, posting a 6-2 record and a 2.82 ERA in 70.1 innings with 25 walks and 49 strikeouts … has an advanced, savvy feel for pitching and changes speeds on all of his offerings … has a tall, wiry build with a lot of upside – an intense competitor who presents good deception in his delivery … named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team after accumulating 58 community service hours during the year … participated in the “Live 2 Serve” project in Baton Rouge, where volunteers go into neighborhoods with sporting equipment and invite kids to play … Live 2 Serve ministers to families in underprivileged neighborhoods by providing different programs for children.

2017 Season
Suffered a season-ending elbow injury in his third appearance of the season on February 26 versus Maryland … recorded no decisions in his three appearances with a 5.40 ERA, one walk and three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

2016 Season
Made 23 appearances (two starts), posting a 1-1 mark and a 3.41 ERA in 31.2 innings with 18 walks and 21 strikeouts … pitched effectively in a start at Tulane (April 26), limiting the Green Wave to one run on three hits in 3.2 innings with one strikeout … earned a win as a starter vs. Southeastern Louisiana (April 20), firing two perfect innings … worked 1.2 shutout innings vs. UL-Lafayette (March 22) with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts … fired 2.1 relief innings vs. Ball State (March 11), allowing one earned run on three hits with no walks and a season-high four strikeouts.

2015 Season
Pitched in 21 games (three starts), posting a 5-1 mark and an 2.04 ERA in 35.1 innings with six walks and 25 strikeouts … posted a 0.00 ERA in six SEC regular-season game appearances, allowing six hits with three strikeouts in 8.2 innings … made two appearances in the College World Series against TCU (June 14 and 18), working a total of two scoreless innings with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts … earned relief victory in SEC Tournament vs. Auburn (May 20), allowing one unearned run on one hit in two innings with no walks and one strikeout … recorded relief win over Missouri (May 8), firing 2.1 shutout innings and allowing no hits with one walk and one strikeout … earned first career SEC win on April 2 at Alabama in LSU’s 16-inning victory; fired three shutout innings, allowing just three singles with no walks and one strikeout … recorded career-high six strikeouts in 4.1 innings against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 26) … first career collegiate win on March 4 vs. Grambling, allowing one run on five hits in four innings with no walks and two strikeouts

Prior to LSU
Voted to the 2014 Louisville Slugger and Rawlings First-Team All-America squads as a pitcher at Ardrey Kell High School, located in Charlotte, N.C. … recorded a 9-1 mark and a 0.78 ERA in 2014 with 94 strikeouts in 63 innings … named 2014 MVP of the Ardrey Kell High team … a 2014 and 2013 All-State selection … also voted 2014 Player of the Year in his conference … voted to the 2013 Perfect Game All-Tournament team … named a 2012 Perfect Game Third Team All-American and a 2012 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American.

Full name is Robert Douglas Norman … parents are Wayne and Fiona Norman … has one younger sister, Dara … grandfather, Dr. Robert O’Connell, is a Boyd Professor of Physics at LSU and was honored in 2014 for 50 years of service to the university … Doug’s mother and two aunts also attended LSU … on attending LSU – “LSU has always been my dream school, as I visited Baton Rouge growing up and followed the success of the baseball program. It is the best program in the country, and Alan Dunn is an outstanding pitching coach. My grandparents live in Baton Rouge; it is the perfect scenario for me” … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born October 20, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C.

Norman’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 4.2 vs. Nicholls State (2/18/15)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (2/26/15)
Hits Allowed: 9 vs. Nicholls State (2/18/15)
Runs: 5 three times; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/7/16)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Nicholls State (2/18/15)
Walks: 4 vs. Arkansas (5/7/16)

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