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#28 Paxton Kling Season 2025

Roaring Spring, Pa.
High School
Central HS

2023 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2023 Season
• Played in 57 games (22 starts) as a true freshman, batting .289 (26-for-90) with five doubles, two triples, four homers, nine RBI and 29 runs; made 21 starts in right field and one start in left field
• Appeared in 10 games of the NCAA Tournament, going 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored … played in three games of the College World Series and recorded a single in Game 2 of the CWS Finals vs. Florida (June 25)
• Suffered a hamstring injury on April 11 at Tulane; returned to action on April 29 vs. Alabama as a pinch runner and launched a solo homer vs. Alabama on April 30
• Batted .652 (15-for-23) during a remarkable seven-game stretch (March 4-12) with three doubles, one triple, three homers, six RBI and 13 runs
• 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and three runs in March 12 win over Samford
• Launched first career homer on March 6 vs. Butler, when he was 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored
• Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major

High School
Voted the 2022 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year … posted a .566 batting average in 2022 with five home runs and 33 RBI as he led Central High School to a 27-0 record and the state title… ranked as the No. 6 overall high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game … the No. 2 ranked player in Pennsylvania by Perfect Game for the Class of 2022; played in Perfect Game All-American Classic … member of the 18U USA National Team in 2021 … rated the No. 104 overall prospect in MLB’s draft rankings and the No. 51 overall prospect by Keith Law, the senior baseball writer for The Athletic.

Kling’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 five times; most recently at Texas A&M (3/19/23)
Hits: 3 three times; most recently vs. Samford (3/12/23)
Runs Scored: 3 twice; most recently vs. Samford (3/12/23)
Doubles: 1 five times; most recently at Auburn (5/7/23)
Triples: 1 twice; most recently vs. Central Connecticut State (3/4/23)
Home Runs:  1 four times; most recently vs. Alabama (4/30/23)
RBI: 3 vs. Samford (3/12/23)


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