Position
Outfield
Height
6'2
Weight
205 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Thibodaux, La.
B/T
R
High School
E.D. White HS

(updated 12/11/03)
2003 Second-Team All-SEC
2003 Second-Team All-Louisiana

Outstanding all-conference performer who was the third-round selection of the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 major league draft . . . started 59 games in 2003 in right field; played left field and DH in 2002, starting in 30 games . . . helped lead the Orleans Cardinals to the 2003 championship of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the summer wooden-bat league for collegiate players . . . batted .283 (36-for-127) in the CCBL with eight doubles, one triple, three homers, 22 RBI and 21 runs . . . teammate on the Orleans club with LSU first baseman Clay Harris . . . hit .329 (23-for-70) in LSU’s 2003 fall intra-squad games with one double, two triples and two homers.

2003 Season
Appeared in 60 games (59 starts in right field), batting .339 (77-for-227) with 15 doubles, 13 homers, 45 RBI and 50 runs . . . hit .375 (39-for-104) in SEC regular-season games with seven doubles, eight homers, 19 RBI and 23 runs . . . LSU’s leading hitter over the second half of the season (34 games), batting .382 (50-for-131) with nine doubles, six homers, 26 RBI and 38 runs . . . hit .344 (21-for-61) with runners in scoring position . . . led the Tigers in hitting at the College World Series, batting .500 (4- for-8) with one double, one RBI and two runs . . . 2-for-11 in the NCAA Super Regional versus Baylor with one homer, five RBI and four runs . . . hit a three-run homer, scored four runs and collected four RBI in the Super Regional title game (June 8) . . . 5-for-13 in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one homer, two RBI and four runs; his solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning of the regional championship game versus UNC-Wilmington (June 1) lifted LSU to a 9-8 victory . . . for the entire NCAA Tournament, he batted .344 (11-for-32) with one double, two homers, eight RBI and 10 runs . . . 3-for-13 in the SEC Tournament with one double, one RBI and three runs . . . launched two homers in series opener versus Auburn (May 9) . . . drove in four runs with a homer and a double versus Ole Miss (April 12) . . . homered in all three games of the Alabama series (March 28-30), giving him four straight games with a home run . . . 3-for-5 at Georgia (March 22) with a two-run homer and two doubles.

2002 Season
Appeared in 36 games (30 starts), batting .245 (24-for-98) with five doubles, two homers, 10 runs and eight RBI . . . started 19 games in left field and 11 games at designated hitter . . . hitless in seven at-bats in the NCAA Super Regional at Rice . . . batted .308 (4-for-13) in the SEC Tournament with one double, one homer, three runs and two RBI . . . hit .293 (12-for-41) in SEC regular-season games with three doubles, one homer, two runs and four RBI . . . homered versus South Carolina in SEC Tournament (May 25) . . . delivered two doubles in win at Tennessee (May 5) . . . first career homer, a two-run blast, came in win versus Georgia (April 12) . . . 3-for-4 at the plate versus Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 12) in first career LSU start.

High School
A four-year letterman (catcher) at E.D. White High, where he led his team to four Class 3A state championships (1998, ’99, ’00, ’01) . . . named the state Most Valuable Player in 2001 after batting .468 with 13 homers and 58 RBI . . . completed his career with 40 home runs . . . named the 2001 Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year . . . a three-time all-state selection and a four-time all-district, all-region and all-parish choice.

Personal
Full name is Jonathan David Zeringue . . . parents are Brian and Jackie Zeringue . . . has one older brother, Justin . . . interests include hunting and fishing . . . says he chose to attend LSU because “It’s been my goal since I was a child” . . . credits his father with having the greatest influence on his athletic career . . . majoring in general studies at LSU . . . born August 29, 1983.

Zeringue’s LSU Career Statistics
Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2002 36-30 98 10 24 .245 5 0 2 8 6 21 1-1
2003 60-59 227 50 77 .339 15 0 13 45 21 56 6-10
Total 96-89 325 60 101 .311 20 0 15 53 27 77 7-11

Zeringue’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Vanderbilt (4/20/03)
Hits: 4 (twice)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Baylor (6/8/03)
Doubles: 2 (twice)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 2 vs. Auburn (5/9/03)
RBI: 4 (twice)
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (4/23/03)

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