Position
Right-handed Pitcher
Height
6'3
Weight
187 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Norco, La.
B/T
R
High School
Destrehan HS

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Baseball America Freshman All-American (Second Team)
2011 First-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 21, 2011)

Emerged as one of the top pitchers in the SEC in 2011, working as LSU’s No. 1 starter as a true freshman … continued to be a solid reliever and part-time starter for the Tigers throughout his four-year career, making 76 appearances on the mound … a talented right-hander who throws in the low 90s with a very good slider … a member of the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.

2014 SEASON
Appeared in 30 games (one start), posting a 2-2 mark and a 3.86 ERA in 35 innings with 11 walks and 24 strikeouts …. earned the save in SEC Tournament championship win over Florida – two innings, no runs, no hits, one walk, one strikeout … earned save in Game 1 win at Texas A&M – recorded three outs in the 10th inning with runners and first and second and LSU holding a 5-4 lead … credited with relief win over Tennessee on April 27 – worked the eighth inning and allowed one unearned run on two hits with one K … earned two saves in the Tigers’ series victory at Ole Miss on April 17 and 19 … preserved LSU’s 4-3, 13-inning win on April 17 by retiring the Rebels in order in the bottom of the 13th, and he worked around a single and a walk in the ninth inning on April 19 to earn the save in a 2-0 victory … recorded first win of the season April 2 vs. McNeese State, firing one scoreless inning with one strikeout … excellent relief outing on March 25 at Tulane – fired four shutout innings, allowing no hits with four strikeouts … fired one scoreless inning vs. South Alabama (March 19), striking out all three batters he faced … earned save in 2014 season opener vs. New Orleans, firing a scoreless inning with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts.

2013 SEASON
Appeared in 11 games (four starts), posting a 4-1 record and a 2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings with six walks and 18 strikeouts … did not make first appearance of the season until April 9 versus Southern, as he was slowed by a stress fracture in his back … allowed just one run on five hits in 6.1 innings in three postseason game appearances, recording eight strikeouts … posted relief win in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional vs. Jackson State (May 31), allowing no runs on four hits in 4.2 innings with no walks and five strikeouts … fired one shutout relief inning in SEC Tournament championship game vs. Vanderbilt (May 26), allowing no hits with two strikeouts … started LSU’s 5-4 win over Ole Miss (May 17) and allowed one run on three hits in four innings with one walk and two strikeouts … tremendous relief victory on April 20 in LSU’s 16-inning win at Alabama; blanked the Crimson Tide in the 15th and 16th innings, allowing just one single with no walks and two strikeouts … made first appearance of the season on April 9 versus Southern at the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic in Metairie, La., working three innings as a starter and earning the win by limiting the Jaguars to two run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
 
2012 SEASON
Appeared in 21 games (six starts), posting a 3-4 record and a 4.04 ERA in 42.1 innings with 14 walks and 24 strikeouts … earned the win in a start versus Nicholls State (May 15), limiting the Colonels to two runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout … fired a shutout eighth inning at Kentucky (April 22), allowing no hits and no walks with two strikeouts … dominant relief outing versus Southern Miss (April 11), striking out all three batters he faced in one inning of work … defeated Florida (April 5) as a starting pitcher, limiting the Gators to two earned runs on seven hits in five innings with no walks and no strikeouts … earned his first career save in March 25 victory at Auburn, working a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout … worked six shutout innings versus Air Force as a starter (Feb. 19), limiting the Falcons to three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

2011 SEASON
Started 14 games as a member of the weekend rotation, leading the staff with a 7-3 record and 3.31 ERA … worked 89.2 innings, recording 25 walks and 68 strikeouts … 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his final four starts, recording six walks and 21 strikeouts in 26 innings … finished No. 6 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.221) … worked seven innings to defeat Alabama on May 6, limiting the Tide to four earned runs on 10 hits with no walks and five strikeouts … defeated Ole Miss on April 1, limiting the Rebels to three runs on six hits in seven innings with four walks and seven strikeouts … fired a complete-game six-hitter March 25 to lead the Tigers to a 7-3 win at Georgia … limited UGA to three runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts as he recorded the only complete game of the season by an LSU pitcher … worked seven innings on March 18 vs. No. 1 Florida, limiting the Gators to one earned run on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts … fired six innings on March 11 vs. Cal State Fullerton, allowing one unearned run and three hits with no walks and four strikeouts … named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 21 after recording a remarkable collegiate debut against Wake Forest on Feb. 20, firing a no-hitter for 5.1 innings before allowing an infield single … worked six shutout innings for the victory, allowing just one hit with two walks and seven strikeouts.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time 1st Team All-State selection … two-time 1st Team All-Region selection … 2009 & 2010 1st Team All District choice … 2009 Honorable Mention All-America selection … recipient of 2010 WWL-TV A+ Athlete Award in high school … posted a 9-4 record and a 3.74 ERA in 2010 with 112 strikeouts and 28 walks in 86 innings … recorded a 6-3 mark and a 2.86 ERA in 2009 with 72 strikeouts and 33 walks in 73.1 innings … was also a punter on the football team and played forward in basketball.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kurt Michael McCune … parents are Kevin and Monica McCune … has one older brother and one older sister … majoring in general business at LSU … on his decision to attend LSU – “It provides me with resources to help me excel academically, athletically and socially” … born December 3, 1991.

McCune’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 at Georgia (3/25/11)
Strikeouts: 7 five times; last at Mississippi State (5/20/11)
Hits Allowed: 10 at Alabama (5/6/11)
Runs: 8 at Vanderbilt (4/22/11)
Earned Runs: 8 at Vanderbilt (4/22/11)
Walks: 4 twice; most recently vs. Dartmouth (3/4/12)

McCune’s LSU Career Statistics

Year   ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2011  3.31   7-3    14  14   1   0/0     0   89.2   73   39   33   25   68  16   2   5   377   .221   4   9   0   3  9
2012  4.04   3-4    21   6   0   0/2     1   42.1   42   21   19   14   24  12   1   2   179   .266   0   1   0   2  4
2013  2.66   4-1    11   4   0   0/1     0   23.2   23    7    7    6   18   3   2   0   100   .258   1   2   0   2  1
2014  3.86   2-2    30   1   0   0/7     5   35.0   30   17   15   11   24   6   0   0   147   .240   1   2   0   2  6
TOTAL 3.49  16-10   76  25   1   0/10    6  190.2  168   84   74   56  134  37   5   7   803   .239   6  14   0   9 20

 

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