Position
First Base
Height
6'2
Weight
200 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Newport Beach, Calif.
Previous School
Orange Coast JC
B/T
R
High School
Corona del Mar HS

(updated 7/29/03)

Veteran infielder who started 23 games in 2002 at first base and DH; however, his 2003 season was interrupted by a torn ACL injury suffered during practice in late February … former JUCO prospect who enrolled at LSU in January of 2001.

SENIOR SEASON (2003)
Appeared in three games (two starts) prior to his ACL injury, going 2-for-6 at the plate with one run scored.

JUNIOR SEASON (2002)
Appeared in 35 games (23 starts), batting .278 (27-for-97) with six doubles, three homers, 17 runs and 17 RBI … started 21 games at DH and two games at first base … hitless in two at-bats in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional; did not appear in the NCAA Super Regional at Rice … did not play in the SEC Tournament, but in SEC regular-season games, batted .262 (11-for-42) with four doubles, two homers, seven runs and five RBI … launched first career LSU homer at Centenary (Feb. 20) … delivered pinch-hit homer in win over Mississippi State (March 30) and also homered in win at Tennessee (May 4) … 4-for-5 at the plate versus Tulane (March 5) with one RBI.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001)
Appeared in two games as a reserve first baseman, going 1-for-5 at the plate with one RBI and two runs.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played first base at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif… . batted .358 in 2000 with nine homers and 58 RBI … served as team captain and was named the squad’s offensive player of the year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played first base, outfield and catcher at Corona del Mar High in Newport Beach … hit .333 with two homers as a sophomore, .338 with six homers as a junior and .400 with 12 homers as a senior … served as team captain, earning all-district and all-league honors.

PERSONAL
Full name is Eric Joseph Wiethorn … parents are Randy and Adele Wiethorn … interests include fishing and golf … majoring in general studies … born March 6, 1981.

Wiethorn’s LSU Career Statistics

Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2001 2-0 5 2 1 .200 0 0 0 1 0 1 0-0
2002 35-23 97 17 27 .278 6 0 3 17 6 17 0-0
2003 3-2 6 1 2 .333 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
Total 40-25 108 20 30 .278 6 0 3 18 7 18 0-0

Wiethorn’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Houston (2/24/02)
Hits: 4 vs. Tulane (3/5/02)
Runs Scored: 2 (twice)
Doubles: 1 (six occasions)
Triples: None
Home Runs: 1 (three occasions)
RBI: 2 (three occasions)
Stolen Bases: None

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