Position
Outfield
Height
5'9
Weight
160 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Jeanerette, La.
B/T
R
High School
Catholic-New Iberia HS

Updated 7/5/05

2005 Season
LSU’s most reliable pinch runner … Smashed first career RBI triple in 20-3 rout of Arizona State (3/13) … Key steal as a pinch runner in the seventh inning vs. UL-Monroe (2/15) that proved to be the game-winning run … Posted a perfect 2-for-2 day with a run and a career-high two RBI vs. Nicholls State (2/12) … Made first career start (LF) in season opener vs. Nicholls State (2/11) … Went 1-for-3 with first career homer vs. Nicholls State (2/11)

2004 Season
Played in 21 games as a reserve outfielder and pinch runner, scoring 10 runs … did not record a hit in six at-bats, but drew five walks on the year … scored the eventual winning run on Clay Harris’ ninth-inning sacrifice fly in LSU’s 4-0 NCAA Super Regional win over Texas A&M (June 13).

2003 Season
Appeared in 15 games as a reserve outfielder, batting .200 (2-for-10) with six runs scored and one steal … singled for his first career LSU hit and scored a run in the Tigers’ win versus Tennessee (April 25) … also singled and scored in LSU win over Auburn (May 10).

2002 Season
Appeared in seven games in a reserve role … 0-for-1 at the plate with one strikeout … also recorded one putout in the outfield.

High School
Lettered four years in baseball (centerfielder), four in track (javelin, 200 meters) and three in basketball (guard) at Catholic High School in New Iberia, La… . a three-time all-district and all-regional selection in baseball … also the state runner-up in the javelin competition … batted .450 in 2000 with seven homers and 50 RBI … for his career, he hit .425 with 15 homers and 125 RBI.

Personal
Full name is Rhett Michael Buteau … parents are Steve and Liz Buteau … has one older sister and one younger brother … interests include hunting and fishing … credits his parents and his high school baseball coach, David Jordan, with teaching him to “work hard and set high goals” … chose to attend LSU to “get a good education at a top-notch school with a top-notch baseball program” … majoring in general studies at LSU … born June 15, 1982.

Year
G-GS
AB
R
H
Avg.
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB-SBA
2002
7-0
1
0
0
.000
0
0
0
0
0
1
0-0
2003
15-0
10
6
2
.200
0
0
0
0
0
1
1-1
2004
21-0
6
10
0
.000
0
0
0
1
5
3
0-1
2005
23-1
15
8
5
.333
0
1
1
4
1
4
2-2
Totals
66-1
32
24
7
.219
0
1
1
5
6
9
3-4

Buteau’s LSU Career Statistics2005 Season Highs
At-Bats: 3 (2/11 vs. Nicholls State)
Hits: 2 (2/11 vs. Nicholls State)
Runs Scored: 2 (2/11 vs. Nicholls State)
Doubles: none
Triples: 1 (3/13 vs. Arizona State)
Home Runs: 1 (2/11 vs. Nicholls State)
RBI: 2 (2/12 vs. Nicholls State)
Stolen Bases: 1 (2/15 vs. UL-Monroe)

Career Highs
At-Bats: 3 (2/11/05 vs. Nicholls State)
Hits: 2 (2/12/05 vs. Nicholls State)
Runs Scored: 2 (2/11/05 vs. Nicholls State)
Doubles: none
Triples: 1 (3/13/05 vs. Arizona State)
Home Runs: 1 (2/11/05 vs. Nicholls State)
RBI: 2 (2/12/05 vs. Nicholls State)
Stolen Bases: 1 (twice; last 2/15/05 vs. UL-Monroe)

Full Bio