LSU Gold
Position
Catcher
Height
5'11
Weight
206
Class
Junior
Hometown
Parkland, Fla.
B/T
R
High School
Douglas HS

2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
Louisiana Player of the Week (March 10, 2009)
2007 Freshman All-SEC
2007 Second-Team All-Louisiana

Excellent team leader who played both catcher and first base during his LSU career … participated in 168 career games, starting 149 … enjoyed an outstanding 2007 summer in the Cape Cod League, participating in the league’s All-Star Game … second-leading hitter for the Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.) Red Sox in ‘07, batting .315 (39-for-124) with nine doubles, eight homers, 23 RBI and 24 runs … named to Baseball America’s Top 300 High School Players of 2006.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in 65 games (63 starts), batting .333 (78-for-234) with 15 doubles, nine homers, 57 RBI and 46 runs … started 57 games at first base and six at catcher … LSU’s top hitter in postseason games, batting .362 (17-for-47) with three doubles, two homers, 13 RBI and seven runs … hit .368 (7-for-19) in the College World Series with one double, two homers, seven RBI and four runs … collected a career-high four hits in his final collegiate game, as he was 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Game 3 of the CWS Finals versus Texas (June 24) … collected one double and three RBI in NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice … named to 2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team — batted .500 (4-for-8) in the regional with one RBI and one run … launched grand slams in consecutive games  — at New Orleans on March 3 and vs. Miss. Valley State on March 4; homered in six of seven games from March 3-11 … 3-for-4 with one double, one grand slam and a career-best seven RBI at New Orleans on March 3.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in 47 games (30 starts), batting .272 (37-for-136) with six doubles, four homers and 21 RBI … delivered go-ahead RBI single during five-run LSU ninth inning in Game 2 of Super Regional vs. UC Irvine (June 8); Tigers entered the ninth trailing 7-4 — Ochinko’s single gave LSU an 8-7 lead in the eventual 9-7 victory … solo HR in 7th inning vs. Arkansas (March 21) to tie game 7-7; LSU went on to win 8-7 in 11 innings … game-winning single in the bottom of the 15th inning to defeat UNO, 7-6, on May 13 … hit a homer and drove in two runs in win over South Carolina (April 26) … also homered and collected two RBI in win at Kentucky (May 3).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Batted .277 (53-for-191) in 56 games (32 at 1B, 24 at catcher) with five doubles, seven homers, 32 RBI and 27 runs … hit .324 (33-for-102) in SEC games with three doubles, two homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs … batted a sizzling .342 (13-for-38) in the last 10 games of the season with one double, one homer, five RBI and four runs … 3-for-3 vs. Ole Miss on April 13 with one RBI and one run in 4-3 LSU win … 4-for-9 in final two games of Tennessee series (April 28-29) with one double, two RBI and two runs scored … 2-for-5 on May 1 vs. Nicholls State with one homer, three RBI and one run … collected four singles in four at-bats at Vanderbilt on May 19.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year standout at Stoneman Douglas High School … primarily played catcher … batted .407 with 10 doubles, four homers and 33 RBI as a junior … a 2006 Puma Pre-season All-American … invited  to the 2005 Cape Cod National High School Classic … hit .388 with a homer and 25 RBI as a sophomore … led team to three district championships and a regional semifinal appearance in 2005 … played in the 2005 Connie Mack World Series in Cincinnati, Ohio, sparking his team to Game 4 and Game 11 victories with two RBI doubles in each contest … coached by Dean Florio.

PERSONAL
Full name is Sean Peter Ochinko … parents are Peter and Susan Ochinko … Has two younger brothers, Tyler and Zach … lists fishing, golfing, ping-pong and pool as his favorite hobbies … lists his mother and father as the biggest influences on his athletic career … majoring in general studies at LSU … born October 21, 1987 in Silver Springs, Md.

Ochinko’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats:  6 vs. Tennessee (4/17/09)
Hits:  4 three times; last vs. Texas (6/24/09)
Runs Scored: 3 twice; last vs. UL-Lafayette (3/11/09)   
Doubles: 2 vs. Florida (5/8/09)
Triples:  none
Home Runs: 1 several times; last vs. Texas (6/24/09)
RBI: 7 at New Orleans (3/3/09)
Stolen Bases: 1 four times; last vs. New Orleans (4/14/09)

 

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