LSU Gold
Schlater, Miss.
High School
Pillow Academy

2009 First-Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball,
2009 NCBWA Second-Team All-American
2009 SEC Pitcher of the Year
2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2009 ABCA All-South Region First Team
2009 SEC Community Service Team
SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 16, 2009; May 4, 2009)
LSWA Louisiana Pitcher of the Year
Louisiana Pitcher of the Week (March 17, 2009; May 5, 2009; May 13, 2009)

MLB Draft:
5th Round in 2009 (Kansas City)
14th Round in 2008 (Washington)
28th Round in 2005 (Atlanta)

Recorded one of the greatest seasons in LSU history in 2009 in leading the Tigers to the national title … signed with the Kansas City Royals in July 2009 after he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB Draft … received his LSU degree in agricultural business in May 2009 … finished his career with 29 wins (No. 8 in LSU annals) and 303 strikeouts (No. 9 in the LSU record book) … drafted in June 2008 in the 14th round by the Washington Nationals, but elected to stay at LSU for his senior season … chosen on the second day of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft after his senior year in high school, a 28th-round selection of the Atlanta Braves. 

A consensus first-team All-America selection and the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year … made 25 appearances (16 starts), recording a 2.93 ERA in 129 innings with 23 walks and 142 strikeouts … the 142 Ks represented the eighth-highest single-season total in LSU history … finished the season No. 2 in the nation in wins and No. 4 in strikeouts … 3-0 with a 3.23 ERA in 30.2 innings (six appearances) in LSU’s NCAA Tournament games … made a team-high four appearances in the College World Series (two starts), recording a 1-0 mark and a 4.20 ERA in 15 innings with four walks and 18 strikeouts … defeated Arkansas (June 15) in the CWS, allowing one run on six hits in six innings with three walks and seven strikeouts … worked the final two innings of Game 3 of the College World Series Finals (June 24) versus Texas to clinch the national title – allowed no runs on one hit in the outing with one walk and four strikeouts … winning pitcher in NCAA Super Regional game versus Rice (June 6) to send LSU to the CWS:  8.0 IP, allowing three runs on nine hits with no walks and 5 Ks … posted win over Minnesota (May 31) in 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game, limiting the Gophers to one run on five hits in 7.2 innings with no walks and eight strikeouts; voted to the regional all-tournament team for his outing … posted win over South Carolina in 2009 SEC Tournament (May 22), allowing one run on seven hits in 8.0 IP with no walks and six strikeouts … complete-game shutout at Arkansas (May 2), as he limited the Razorbacks to two hits with one walk and six strikeouts

Appeared in 23 games (three starts), recording an 8-1 mark and a team-best 1.95 ERA in 55.1 innings with two saves, 10 walks and 62 strikeouts … pitched brilliantly down the stretch – from April 15 through the end of the season, he was 7-1 with a 1.91 ERA and two saves in 16 outings (one start) with 45 Ks in 42.1 innings; opponents batted just. 217 against him during that span … he was 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA in seven postseason appearances, recording 21 Ks and four walks in 20.2 innings … pitched in all three LSU games of the College World Series, posted a 1-1 record with two walks and 10 strikeouts in seven innings … earned the win in the Tigers’ CWS victory over Rice (June 17), limiting the Owls to no runs on one hit in two innings with no walks and two Ks …  winning pitcher in Game 2 of Super Regional vs. UC Irvine — three scoreless innings, one hit, no walks, one strikeout . . . entered the UC-Irvine game in seventh inning with LSU trailing 7-2; Tigers rallied for 9-7 win … winning pitcher in SEC Tournament championship game vs. Ole Miss — six relief innings, no runs, three hits, no walks, seven Ks … dominating outing at Auburn on May 17 to earn a save — 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K … relief win over Miss. State (May 9) — 3.1 IP, no runs, two hits, one walk, 3 K … relief win at Tulane (April 22), limiting the Wave to no runs on four hits in 2.1 IP (1 BB, 2 K).

Made 22 appearances (four starts), posting a 2-3 mark, four saves and a 5.59 ERA in 46.2 innings … recorded 10 walks and 49 strikeouts … worked 4.2 innings of scoreless relief vs. Tennessee (April 27), allowing three hits with no walks and three strikeouts … earned victory over Saint Mary’s (Feb. 10), allowing one run on six hits in six innings with one walk and seven Ks … defeated Northwestern State (Feb. 21), limiting the Demons to one run on five hits in 6.1 innings with no walks and six Ks … picked up first career save at Centenary (March 6), working 2.2 innings of scoreless and hitless relief with no walks and five Ks … also recorded saves in one-inning stints versus Southern Miss (March 9), McNeese State (March 13) and Southeastern Louisiana (March 21).

Emerged as the Tigers’ Friday night starter in SEC play with consecutive victories over Tennessee (April 7) and Alabama (April 14) . . . hurled three scoreless innings of relief against No. 1 Rice (May 16); allowed three hits, walked none and struck out two . . . defeated Auburn (May 6), limiting the Plainsmen to three runs on six hits in six innings with two walks and five strikeouts . . . solid no-decision effort vs. Arkansas (April 29), holding the Hogs to two runs on seven hits in 7.2 innings with two walks and three strikeouts . . . nearly fired a complete game vs. Alabama (April 14), hurling 8.2 gutsy innings while surrendering five earned runs on nine hits to lead LSU to a series-opening win; was touched for six runs in the first four innings but blanked the Tide over the final five frames in a 138-pitch outing, outdueling Wade LeBlanc . . . earned his first career SEC win in an eight-inning outing at Tennessee (April 7); allowed just one earned run on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts . . . scattered eight hits and three runs (two earned) in a solid start vs. rival Tulane (3/7) as the Tigers completed a come-from-behind win . . . qualified for the win in his first career start vs. Centenary (Feb. 14); worked 5.2 innings, issuing two runs on four hits with career-high eight strikeouts.

Versatile two-way player at Pillow Academy for four seasons … compiled a 10-1 record with a 0.51 ERA in 68 innings pitched as a senior … also struck out 109, walked 12 batters and recorded four complete-game shutouts and one no-hitter … showed his ability at the plate, posting a team-high .440 average with three homers and 30 RBI in the cleanup spot … a team leader who helped his club to a 19-5 record and its first playoff appearance in years … named to the Jackson Clarion Ledger’s second-team all-state squad … also earned letters in football, soccer, track and basketball … all-conference selection as a quarterback.

Full name is Harold Louis Coleman III … parents are Hal and Kathy Coleman … has three sisters, Meredith, Lauren and Katy … lists “helping this team win in any possible way” as his athletic goals … majoring in agricultural business at LSU … born April 4, 1986.

Coleman’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 at Arkansas (5/2/09)
Strikeouts: 11 vs. Tennessee (4/18/09)
Hits Allowed: 11 at Ole Miss (4/22/06)
Runs: 9 vs. Vanderbilt (5/13/06)
Earned Runs: 9 vs. Vanderbilt (5/13/06)
Walks: 5 vs. Alabama (4/14/06)


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