Position
Pitcher/infield
Height
5'11
Weight
208 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Metairie, La.
Previous School
Delgado CC
B/T
R
High School
Rummel HS

2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Transfer from Delgado CC in New Orleans that added depth to the pitching staff and versatility as a position player during the 2011 season … named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major … did not return to the team after the 2011 season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Appeared in 18 games (nine starts at 1st base), batting .162 (6-for-37) with four runs scored … collected two singles and scored two runs vs. Auburn on April 15 … also pitched in one game, working one scoreless inning vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 27.

PRIOR TO LSU
Two-year letterman at Delgado CC under coach Joe Scheuermann … 2010 NJCAA AA Academic All-American with a 3.8 cumulative GPA … hit .315 in 2010 with nine doubles, one triple, six homers, 49 runs scored, 55 RBI

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterman at Rummel High School in Metairie, La. … recipient of the Wally Pontiff Jr. Award at Rummel … also a recipient of the American Legion Award in high school … helped guide the Raiders to four playoff appearances and the Catholic League title in his final two seasons … as a senior, hit .393 with 12 doubles, one triple, five homers and 36 RBI … as a junior, hit .376 with 11 doubles, four triples and 10 homers while recording 24 strikeouts and a pair of wins in 24 relief innings on the mound.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kirk Michael Cunningham … parents are Barbara Brush and Kevin Cunningham … has two older sisters and one older brother … grandfather, Edward Volpi, played baseball and football at Tulane, and he played semi-pro baseball after college … majoring in sport administration-commerce at LSU … on his decision to attend LSU – “My goal and dream since I started playing baseball at the age of four was to play for the Tigers” … born March 2, 1989.

Cunningham’s LSU Career Highs
Hits: 2, Auburn, Apr 15, 2011
Runs scored: 2, Auburn, Apr 15, 2011
At bats: 5, Auburn, Apr 15, 2011
Innings pitched: 1.0, Holy Cross, Feb 27, 2011

 

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