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#7 Giovanni DiGiacomo Season 2024

Redshirt Junior
Naples, Fla.
High School
Canterbury HS

2021 & 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

MLB Draft: 29th Round in 2018 (Pittsburgh Pirates)

A speedy, left-handed outfielder who played four seasons (2019-22) at LSU … played in 133 career games (92 starts), batting .275 (94-for-342) with 12 doubles, three triples, six homers, 48 RBI, 68 runs and 18 steals … has tremendous speed and instincts in the outfield … a table-setter type offensive player with some power … a member of the 2021 and 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll, and the 2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a microbiology major.

2022 Season
Played in 36 games (18 starts), batting .206 (14-for-68) with three doubles, three homers, 26 RBI and 11 runs … homered and drove in two runs in March 19 game vs. Texas A&M … 3-for-4 with one double, one homer and two RBI in March 13 win over Bethune-Cookman … 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in Feb. 20 win over Maine

2021 Season
Played in 31 games (29 starts in center field), batting .293 (29-for-99) with four doubles, one triple, two homers, 16 RBI, 17 runs and five steals … suffered a hamstring injury in the second game of the season vs. Air Force on Feb. 21, and missed 23 of the Tigers’ first 28 games … provided game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning of LSU’s NCAA Eugene Regional win over Central Connecticut (June 5) … 5-for-9 in the Alabama series (May 14-16) with two homers, four RBI and two runs scored … his two homers both came in the May 16 win over the Crimson Tide; prior to that game, he had one career LSU home run, which came on May 22, 2019, against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. … 4-for-5 in Game 1 of May 1 doubleheader versus Arkansas with one double, two RBI and two runs scored … 3-for-4 vs. UL Monroe (April 20) with two runs scored and two steals … 3-for-5 at Kentucky on April 9 with three runs scored.

2020 Season
Finished as LSU’s leading hitter in 2020, batting .351 (13-for-37) with two doubles, one triple, four RBI, nine runs and five stolen bases … played in 13 games with 12 starts in center field … batted .471 (8-for-17) during LSU’s five-game win streak to end the season and raised his cumulative batting average from .261 to .351 in the five-game span … 7-for-11 in three-game series vs. UMass Lowell (March 6-8) with two doubles, one triple, three RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored.

2019 Season
Played in 53 games (33 starts), batting .275 (38-for-138) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 RBI, 31 runs and six stolen bases … started 17 games at DH, eight in left field, six in center field and two in right field … posted an 11-game hit streak from March 16-April 3; batted .333 (13-for-39) in that span with one double, six RBI and seven runs … ignited LSU’s two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning of SEC Tournament walk-off win vs. Auburn (May 23) … led off the ninth with a single with LSU trailing 3-2; he later scored the tying run on a wild pitch and the winning run followed immediately on an error during the same play … collected three RBI in SEC Tournament game versus Mississippi State (May 22) with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly … batted .385 (5-for-13) in the Florida series (April 18-20) with one doubles, one RBI and two runs scored … drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th inning vs. Kentucky (March 16) to give LSU a 2-1 walk-off win … delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning on March 8 versus California, keeping an LSU rally alive with the Tigers trailing, 3-2 … later scored the winning walk-off run on shortstop Josh Smith’s RBI single.

Prior to LSU
Selected in the 29th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates … played in the summer of 2018 for the Gaithersburg (Md.) Giants in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League, producing two doubles, one triple, five RBI and 14 runs scored. … batted .378 in 2018 as a senior at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers, Fla., with six homers, 31 RBI and 25 runs scored … batted a cumulative .440 in his junior and senior seasons at Canterbury High with 11 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 67 RBI and 19 stolen bases … helped lead Canterbury High to state championships in 2017 and 2018 and was voted the 2018 Class 3A Player of the Year … earned 2018 and 2017 All-America, All-Area and All-Regional recognition … played his first two high school seasons at Naples (Fla.) HS, batting a cumulative .384 with six doubles, four triples, one homer, 38 RBI and 16 stolen bases … also played football and ran track during his junior and senior seasons at Canterbury HS.

Full name is Giovanni Elijah DiGiacomo … majored in microbiology at LSU … born May 18, 2000.

DiGiacomo’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Louisiana Tech (3/23/22); vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Hits: 4 vs. Arkansas (5/1/21)
Runs Scored: 3 three times; most recently at Kentucky (4/9/21)
Doubles: 1 12 times; most recently at Florida (3/27/22)
Triples: 1 three times; most recently vs. Air Force (2/21/21)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Alabama (5/16/21)
RBI: 4 vs. Maine (2/20/22); vs. Alabama (5/16/21)

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