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Right-Handed Pitcher/Utility
Lake Forest, Calif.
High School
El Toro HS
Previous School
Air Force

2022 & 2021 First-Team All-American
2022 John Olerud Award Winner
2022 Mountain West Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year
2021 Collegiate Baseball National Co-Freshman of the Year
2021 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year
2021 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Selection

At Air Force
Played the 2021 and 2022 seasons at Air Force before transferring to LSU … earned first-team 2022 and 2021 All-America recognition for the Falcons … recipient of the 2022 John Olerud Award as the best two-way player in college baseball … recorded a 2.96 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 85.2 innings (15 starts) in 2022, limiting opponents to a .224 batting average; also batted .314 in 2022 with 10 doubles, 13 homers and 38 RBI … in 2021, he was voted National Co-Freshman of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, sharing the honor with LSU’s Dylan Crews … Skenes was voted the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2021; made 18 relief appearances on the mound and saw action at DH, catcher and first base … batted .410 in 2021 and finished second in the Mountain West Conference in hits with 77 … recorded 11 saves on the mound in 2021 and limited opponents to a .208 batting average … pitched against LSU in Alex Box Stadium during the opening weekend of the 2021 season and posted a save in Air Force’s 6-5 win over the Tigers on February 21; he pitched one inning to earn the save, allowing one run on one hit with no walks and two strikeouts.

High School
A three-year letterwinner and a team captain his senior year at El Toro High in Lake Forest, Calif. … as a junior, was named first team all-league, all-county, all-conference and all-state … in his senior year, he was voted first team all-county … graduated with a 4.76 GPA

Full name is Paul David Skenes … born May 29, 2002, in Fullerton, Calif. … parents are Craig and Karen Skenes … Craig works for a pharmaceuticals company, and Karen is a stay-at-home mom … has an older sister, Lauren, and a younger sister, Kristen … Uncles Mike and Pete served in the Navy and Uncle, Dan, served in the Coast Guard … says he chose to attend LSU because “I wanted to work with this coaching staff and play with this group of dudes every day, and playing at Alex Box Stadium every day would be such an honor and privilege” … majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU.

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