Position
Pitcher/catcher
Height
5'11
Weight
168 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Rosepine, La.
Major
Agricultural Business
B/T
R
High School
Rosepine HS

An intense two-way player and the younger brother of former LSU catcher Stuart Peterson … Samuel Peterson pitched in 13 games for LSU in 2011, opting to transfer to a junior college after the ’11 season … a bulldog on the mound with a fastball that touches 90 mph and an above average slider that he uses as a strikeout pitch … has excellent tools that also translate very well behind the plate as a catcher

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Made 13 relief appearances, posting a 1-0 mark and a 6.35 ERA in 11.1 innings with seven walks and six strikeouts … earned the win over McNeese State on March 30, working 3.1 scoreless innings while allowing two hits and recording two strikeouts.

HIGH SCHOOL
2009 and 2010 1st Team All-State selection … 2010 Lake Charles American Press Player of the Year … 2010 All-Southwest Louisiana Player of the Year … two-time Under Armour All American … recorded an 8-1 mark on the mound as a senior with 100 strikeouts in 52 innings … batted .447 with 42 RBI and 21 stolen bases … four-time All-District selection … also a starter and quarterback and free safety for the football team

PERSONAL
Full name is Samuel Patrick Peterson … parents are Dale and Rose Peterson … one older brother, Stuart (2008 LSU letterman at catcher), and one younger sister, Emily … majoring in agricultural business at LSU … on his decision to attend LSU – “I knew that I would be coming to the No. 1 baseball program in America; I’m a Louisiana boy and there’s no place else I wanted to be” … born August 9, 1991.

Peterson’s LSU Career Highs
Innings pitched: 3.1, McNeese State, Mar 30, 2011
Hits allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Runs allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Earned Runs allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Walks allowed: 2, at Vanderbilt, Apr 22, 2011
Strikeouts: 2, McNeese State, Mar 30, 2011

 

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