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#29 Micah Bucknam Season 2025

Right-Handed Pitcher
Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
High School
Mennonite Educational Institute

MLB Draft: 16th Round in 2021 (Toronto Blue Jays)

2023 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2023 Season
Appeared in eight games as a true freshman reliever, posting no decisions and an 11.57 ERA in 7.0 innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts … recorded three strikeouts in 1.0 inning at South Carolina (April 6) in his first career SEC appearance … also posted three strikeouts in 1.0 inning vs. Northwestern State on May 9 in Alex Box Stadium … a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major.

Prior to LSU
Pitched in the summer of 2022 in the MLB Draft League, a summer collegiate league that serves as a showcase for top draft-eligible prospects … as a member of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder staff in the MLB Draft League, he recorded a 0.53 ERA in five starts and posted 15 strikeouts in 17 innings … allowed just eight hits and limited opponents to a .145 cumulative batting average.

High School
Member of the Canadian Junior National Team … selected in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays … ranked nationally as the No. 72 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game … also played basketball (shooting guard) and volleyball (setter) in high school.

Born August, 26, 2003, in Nelson, New Zealand … parents are Jeff and Jeanne Bucknam … Dad is a pastor, Mom is a middle school teacher … has an older brother, Ethan, and a younger sister, Sophie … cousin, Derek Dickerson, played college basketball at Western Washington University … cousin, Lyndsie White, played rugby for the U.S. National Women’s Team … on the factors that influenced his decision to attend LSU – “The coaches and atmosphere that make LSU what it is. The best fans in all of college baseball and a desire to win every year. There is no better place in the country to be a college baseball player than here” … majoring in sport administration at LSU.

Bucknam’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 1.1 vs. Iowa (2/25/23 – Round Rock Classic)
Strikeouts: 3 at South Carolina (4/6/23); vs. Northwestern State (5/9/23)
Hits Allowed: 3 at South Carolina (4/6/23)
Runs: 6 at South Carolina (4/6/23)
Earned Runs: 6 at South Carolina (4/6/23)
Walks: 1 three times; most recently at Southeastern Louisiana (5/2/23)


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