LSU Gold
Position
Left-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'2
Weight
264
Class
Junior
Hometown
Fresno, Calif.
High School
Clovis North HS
Previous School
Arizona
B/T
L-L
Experience
1L

2022 Season
Made a staff-high 30 appearances (one start), posting a 4-3 record and a 4.20 ERA in 40.2 innings with eight walks and 35 strikeouts … finished No. 4 in the SEC in appearances with 30 … appeared in all three games of three different SEC regular-season series vs. Texas A&M, at Mississippi State and vs. Missouri … solid relief outing at Vanderbilt (May 21), allowing six hits but just one run with no walks and four strikeouts … earned a win in Game 1 of the Alabama series (May 6), working 1.2 scoreless innings with three singles allowed … appeared in all three games of LSU’s three-game sweep of Missouri (April 21-23), recording a win and save; he worked a total of 2.2 scoreless innings versus Mizzou, allowing two hits with no walks and two strikeouts … made two appearances in the Arkansas series (April 14-16) and recorded six strikeouts in 3.2 innings … appeared in all three games of the Mississippi State series (April 8-10), posting a 1-0 mark and a 0.00 ERA in three innings with one walk and no strikeouts; fired a total of 40 pitches in the three games … pitched 1.2 scoreless innings vs. Auburn (April 2), allowing just one hit with three strikeouts … earned his first career LSU win on March 20, defeating Texas A&M with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief … limited the Aggies to one hit with no walks and one strikeout in the Tigers’ 7-6 victory … appeared in all three games of the Texas A&M series, working 3.1 innings and giving up one earned run on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

2021 Season (at Arizona)
Led Arizona during the 2021 season with a team-high 29 appearances (two starts) as a true freshman … Went 3-0 with a 4.88 ERA in 31.1 innings … held opponents scoreless in 18-of-27 relief outings … inherited a team-high 34 baserunners and allowed only seven (20.6%) of them to score … on eight occasions he inherited multiple baserunners and did not allow any to score … struck out 20 and limited opposing hitters to a .234 batting average … posted dominant in postseason play, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 5.1 innings across three appearances …tossed two shutout innings against Grand Canyon in the Tucson NCAA Regional … worked 2.1 scoreless frames in Game 3 of the Tucson NCAA Super Regional versus Ole Miss pitched a scoreless inning in the Wildcats’ College World Series opener against Vanderbilt.

High School
Prepped at Clovis North High School in Fresno, Calif. … lettered four years in baseball under head coach Jeff Prieto… 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American and 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-American … earned All-Conference honors all four years and All-State selections in his final three seasons … participated in the 2018 and 2019 Area Code Games.

Cooper’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 at Vanderbilt (5/21/22)
Strikeouts: 4 at Vanderbilt (5/21/22)
Hits Allowed: 6 twice; most recently at Vanderbilt (5/21/22)
Runs: 6 vs. Kennesaw State (6/3/22 – NCAA Regional)
Earned Runs: 6 vs. Kennesaw State (6/3/22 – NCAA Regional)
Walks: 2 twice; most recently at Southern Miss (6/5/22 – NCAA Regional)

 

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