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#45 Russell Reynolds Season 2025

Right-handed Pitcher
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Parkview Baptist HS

2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Community Service Team

Athletic right-hander who features a low 90s fastball and a hard wipeout slider … worked as a valuable member of LSU’s bullpen staff throughout his career … made 68 career appearances (eight starts), posting an 11-2 record and a 4.05 ERA in 109 innings with 44 walks and 70 strikeouts … suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in early April 2013 and missed the majority of the ‘13 season after appearing in seven games (four starts) … received a medical redshirt in 2014, and returned to the mound in 2015 as a reliever and part-time starter … was named to the SEC Community Service Team in 2014 for his exemplary work in philanthropic projects … named to the 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll, and he graduated from LSU on May 12, 2017, with a degree in sport administration.

2017 Season
Made 15 appearances (one start), posting a 1-2 mark and an 8.50 ERA in 18 innings with 14 walks and 14 strikeouts … started Game 1 of the College World Series Finals versus Florida on June 26, and blanked the Gators through the first three innings; left the game in the fourth inning and was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts … fired a combined three shutout innings in his three straight appearances against McNeese (March 8), New Orleans (March 15) and Southeastern Louisiana (March 22), allowing three hits with two walks and four strikeouts … strong relief outing vs. TCU on March 3 – limited the Horned Frogs to one run on three hits in three innings with no walks and four strikeouts.

2016 Season
Appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen, posting a 3-0 mark and a 4.08 ERA in 35.1 innings with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts … pitched a combined 1.2 scoreless innings in two appearances in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, allowing one hit … earned relief win over Florida (May 20), allowing two runs on two hits in two innings with one walk and one strikeout … worked the final 3.2 innings of Game 2 win at Tennessee (May 14), limiting UT to one run on three hits with no walks and one strikeout to earn his first career save … recorded a relief win on May 7 vs. Arkansas, firing a scoreless inning with one walk and one strikeout … earned his first win of the season April 24 versus Mississippi State with an excellent relief outing – he entered the game in the third inning with LSU trailing, 3-0, and he fired 2.2 shutout innings, allowing just two hits with no walks and two strikeouts … posted shutout inning vs. Southeastern Louisiana (April 20), allowing one hit with one strikeout … fired a shutout inning at Missouri (April 17), allowing one hit with one strikeout … pitched three scoreless innings versus Alabama (March 19), allowing no hits with one walk.

2015 Season
Appeared in 20 games (three starts), posting a 6-0 record and a 2.95 ERA in 36.2 innings with 17 walks and 25 strikeouts … worked 8.1 relief innings in SEC regular-season games, earning two wins … earned relief win in SEC Tournament vs. Arkansas (May 21), allowing no runs on two hits in 3.1 innings with no walks and three strikeouts … outstanding relief win on May 10 vs. Missouri – entered the game in the top of the 10th inning with runners at the corners and nobody out in a 5-5 game; pitched out of the jam without allowing a run, and LSU won the game in the bottom of the 10th … picked up relief win on April 25 vs. Texas A&M, limiting the Aggies to two hits over 1.2 innings with no walks and two strikeouts … earned relief win over New Orleans (April 7), limiting the Privateers to no runs on three hits in 3.2 innings with one walk and three strikeouts … posted win over Louisiana-Lafayette (March 31), working 4.2 relief innings and limiting the Cajuns to two runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts … fired 57 pitches in four innings of work as a starter at Southern (March 17), allowing just one unearned run on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

2014 Season
Received a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury.

2013 Season
Appeared in seven games (four starts) prior to season-ending shoulder injury, posting a 1-0 mark and a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings with three walks and eight strikeouts … earned first career collegiate win on March 26 at Tulane, limiting the Green Wave to one unearned run on four hits in seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts … pitched five shutout innings in a starting role versus Northwestern State (March 20), allowing three hits with no walks and two strikeouts … fired two shutout innings in first career collegiate start versus Nicholls State (March 13), limiting the Colonels to one hit with no walks and one strikeout.

Prior to LSU
A 2012 Under Armour All-American and first-team All-State performer as a pitcher and outfielder … posted an 8-2 mark in 2012 with 44 innings pitched, 88 strikeouts and a 1.90 ERA … also batted .370 with two homers and 30 RBI … earned first-team All-District and All-Metro accolades and was voted District MVP … played wide receiver for the Parkview football team.

Full name is Russell Damon Reynolds … parents are David Reynolds and Marsha Baker … dad played baseball at Northwestern State and later pitched in the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves minor league organizations … has three sisters and one brother … chose to attend LSU because he “wanted the chance to win a national championship” … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born March 10, 1994 in Baton Rouge.

Reynolds’ LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.0 at Tulane (3/26/13)
Strikeouts: 4 vs TCU (3/3/17); at Tulane (3/26/13)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4/7/16)
Runs: 4 four times; most recently at Kentucky (4/21/17)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently at Kentucky (4/21/17)
Walks: 4 at Tulane (3/24/15)

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