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#5 Jake Slaughter Season 2024

Choudrant, La.
High School
Ouachita Christian HS

2018 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

MLB Draft: 18th Round in 2018 (Chicago Cubs); 36th Round in 2016 (Chicago Cubs)

Appeared in 112 games (89 starts) during his two-year LSU career (2017-18) … posted a .255 (85-for-333) career batting average with 10 doubles, two triples, 11 homers, 56 RBI, 51 runs and six stolen bases … signed with the Chicago Cubs in the summer of 2018 as the club’s 18th-round draft selection … was one of the top two-sport high school athletes in America that received several offers from major Division I football programs after a very successful high school career at wide receiver at Ouachita Christian High in Monroe, La. … a tremendous offensive player with the ability to hit for power … a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a general business major.

2018 Season
Played in 59 games (49 starts), batting .254 (47-for-185) with five doubles, two triples, eight homers, 30 RBI, 29 runs and four steals … started 47 games at third base and two games at first base … voted to the NCAA Corvallis Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .417 (5-for-12) in four games with one homer, three RBI, four runs and two steals … produced two doubles, one homer, three RBI and three runs in SEC Tournament … batted.351 (13-for-37) in the 11 games from May 4-19 with two doubles, one homer, three RBI and seven runs scored … LSU’s leading hitter in the Auburn series (May 17-19), batting .364 (4-for-11) with one homer, two RBI and two runs … batted .444 (4-for-9) in Alabama series (May 11-13) with one double, one RBI and three runs … hit .417 (5-for-12) in Tennessee series (April 13-15) with one triple, three homers, three runs and six RBI … blasted two homers in win over Tennessee on April 13, becoming the first LSU player with a multi-homer game since catcher Michael Papierski homered twice against Oregon State in the 2017 College World Series … collected three hits in three at-bats vs. Toledo (March 2) … 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored at Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 28)

2017 Season
Played in 53 games (40 starts at first base), batting .257 (38-for-148) with five doubles, three homers, 26 RBI, 22 runs and two stolen bases … started four games at first base in the College World Series and was 4-for-15 at the plate with one homer, three RBI and one run scored … . launched a three-run CWS homer versus Florida State (June 21) in the Tigers’ 7-4 win over the Seminoles; the homer highlighted a five-run LSU second inning that gave the Tigers a 5-0 lead … provided an RBI single and scored a run in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Miss. State (June 11) … started at first base in final two games of NCAA Regional and was 2-for-7 at the plate, including an RBI single in the regional championship game vs. Rice (June 4) … 2-for-3 with two doubles in win over Florida (March 26) … launched a three-run homer versus New Orleans on March 15 … 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and one run scored vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 … started his college career by hitting safely in the first eight games of this season.

Prior to LSU
Ranked as the 2016 No. 1 prospect in Louisiana by Prep Baseball Report … batted .406 in his senior season at Ouachita Christian High School with 11 doubles, five triples, 48 runs and 33 RBI … played in the Cal Ripken summer collegiate league in 2016 and was voted to the All-Star team … voted the 2015 Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year … a two-time all-state baseball selection who earned numerous all-parish, all-district and all-Northeast Louisiana accolades … helped lead Ouachita Christian to the 2012 and 2014 state football championships as a wide receiver, earning all-state honors … as a junior in 2014, caught 67 passes for 1,165 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 559 yards

Full name is Jacob Michael Slaughter … parents are Michael and Mary Slaughter … father is a medical sales representative, mother is a homemaker … has one older sister, Lauren … his father, Michael, played defensive back at Louisiana Tech; grandfather, Mickey Slaughter, played quarterback for Louisiana Tech and the Denver Broncos; uncle, Bobby Slaughter, played wide receiver for Louisiana Tech and the San Francisco 49ers … on what influenced him to attend LSU – “the chance to play at Alex Box Stadium in front of the best fans in college baseball. The atmosphere at LSU baseball games is like nothing I have ever experienced, and I knew this was the best place for me to play” … majoring in general business at LSU … born October 24, 1996, in West Monroe, La.

Slaughter’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; most recently vs. South Carolina (5/24/18)
Hits: 3 three times; most recently vs. Toledo (3/2/18)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Ole Miss (4/13/17)
Doubles: 2 at Florida (3/26/17)
Triples: 1 twice; most recently at Tulane (4/18/18)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Tennessee (4/13/18)
RBI: 4 vs. Tennessee (4/14/18)

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