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Position
Outfield
Height
5'10
Weight
195
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
West Monroe, La.
High School
West Monroe HS
B/T
L-R
Experience
1L

2022 NCAA Hattiesburg Regional All-Tournament Team
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (April 11, 2022)

2022 Season
Made a significant impact in the Tigers’ lineup as a true freshman, playing in 51 games (35 starts) … batted .299 (44-for-147) with nine doubles, eight homers, 35 RBI and 34 runs scored … started 27 games in right field and eight game in left field … led LSU with a .459 batting average (17-for-37) with runners in scoring position … finished No. 9 in the SEC in hit-by-pitch (14) … voted to the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .333 (6-for-18) with one double, four RBI and five runs scored … drove in the winning run with a fielder’s choice grounder in the bottom of the 10th inning of LSU’s NCAA Hattiesburg Regional victory over Southern Miss (June 4) … 5-for-5 with one homer, one double, three RBI and three runs in SEC Tournament win over Kentucky (May 26); Pearson became the first player in LSU history to collect five hits in an SEC Tournament game … hit .385 (5-for-13) in LSU’s series victory at Alabama (May 6-8) with a double and two runs scored … launched two homers and collected five RBI in win over Nicholls (May 3), marking his second two-homer game of the year … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on April 11 as he led LSU to a series sweep at Mississippi State (April 8-10), batting .455 (5-for-11) in three games with two homers, six RBI and two runs scored … Pearson hit two homers and collected five RBI in LSU’s Game 3 victory at Mississippi State that clinched the Tigers’ first road sweep since May 2017.

Prior to LSU
Earned 2021 First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Parish honors at West Monroe High, batting .430 in his senior season … also his .420 with eight home runs as a high school freshman … played running back for the West Monroe High football team … member of the USA Baseball 2019 17U National Team Development Program … named the MVP of the 2021 Florida Collegiate League as a member of the Sanford (Fla.) River Rats …batted .333 in 28 games for Sanford with 31 hits, 30 runs, 10 doubles, four homers and 23 stolen bases … he was the league leader in steals, doubles and extra-base hits … also won the 2021 Florida Collegiate League Home Run Derby.

Personal
Full name is Joshua Hunter Pearson … parents are Bill and Anna Pearson … Dad is a retired firefighter and baseball coach … Josh is the fourth of five children in the Pearson family … older brother, Jacob, was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft … born September 24, 2002, in Monroe, La.

Pearson’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; most recently at Southern Miss (6/4/22 – NCAA Regional)
Hits: 5 vs. Kentucky (5/26/22 – SEC Tournament)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Northwestern State (5/17/22)
Doubles: 1 nine times; most recently vs. Kennesaw State (6/3/22 – NCAA Regional)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 2 vs. Nicholls (5/3/22); at Mississippi State (4/10/22)
RBI: 5 vs. Nicholls (5/3/22); at Mississippi State (4/10/22)

 

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