LSU Gold
Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'2
Weight
194
Class
Junior
Hometown
Rockmart, Ga.
High School
Rockmart HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
2L

2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Very talented hurler that has a fastball with exploding life, and it sits in the low-to-mid ‘90s … has worked hard to develop his off-speed pitches … has the potential to be a front-line starting pitcher or a closing reliever … a player that would certainly have had his name called early in a normal 2020 draft year … a member of the 2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major.

2022 Season
Made 16 appearances (10 starts), recording a 5-4 mark and a 3.77 ERA in 59.2 innings with 23 walks and 70 strikeouts … limited opponents to a .199 cumulative batting average … posted a 1-0 record and a 2.45 ERA in five SEC appearances (two starts), recording four walks and 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings …started LSU’s second game of the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional (June 4) and worked 6.0 innings versus Southern Miss, allowing four runs on six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts; LSU won the game, 7-6, in 10 innings … made his second career SEC start on May 20 at Vanderbilt and defeated the Commodores by working 5.1 innings and allowing just one run on four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts; the seven Ks represented a career high for Floyd in an SEC game … in his three relief appearances prior to the May 20 start at Vanderbilt, he worked 12.1 innings and allowed just two runs on five hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts … outstanding relief effort in May 13 game versus Ole Miss, limiting the Rebels to one run on two hits in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts … strong relief outing May 7 at Alabama, allowing one run on two hits in 4.0 innings with one walk and five strikeouts … excellent relief outing vs. Nicholls (May 3), as he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with one hit, no walks and four strikeouts … earned the win as a starter vs. UL Lafayette (April 19), limiting the Cajuns to two runs on four hits in 5.0 innings with no walks and eight strikeouts, tying his career high for Ks … allowed just one unearned run on two hits in a career-long 6.0 innings in March 12 win over Bethune-Cookman; Floyd recorded two walks, and he tied his career high with eight strikeouts.

2021 Season
Made 20 relief appearances, posting a 0-2 record and a 4.44 ERA in 24.1 innings with 14 walks, 39 strikeouts and an .195 opponent batting average … outstanding relief outing at Texas A&M (May 21), allowing no runs on one hit in in 3.2 innings with no walks and four strikeouts … worked final two innings of LSU’s win over Alabama on May 16, allowing one run on one hit with no walks and three strikeouts … pitched 2.1 relief innings in March 27 game at Tennessee, allowing one run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts … excellent SEC debut vs. Miss. State (March 21), striking out the first four batters he faced – all three hitters in the 7th inning and the first hitter of the 8th inning … 1.1 scoreless innings vs. Southeastern Louisiana (March 16) with one hits, one walk and three strikeouts … also recorded three strikeouts in one relief inning vs. UTSA (March 13) … worked two scoreless innings vs. Oral Roberts (March 6), allowing no hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
The No. 28 ranked player in the country by Perfect Game and Perfect Game’s seventh-highest ranked player to go to college … rated by Perfect Game as the No. 1 ranked RHP in the state of Georgia … voted the 2019 Class 7AA Georgia Player of the Year, and he earned first team all-state honors in 2017, 2018 and 2019 … posted a 3-0 mark in the shortened 2020 season with 19 inning pitched, 40 strikeouts, a 0.00 ERA and a .018 opponent batting average … recorded a 10-1 mark in 2019 – 61 IP, 127 strikeouts, 0.57 ERA, .058 opponent batting average … earned first-team all-state honors in each of his four years in high school … also a three-year letterman in basketball at Rockmart High as a shooting guard.

Personal
Full name is Joseph Tyson Floyd … parents are Tyson and Shea Floyd; Dad is a tractor salesman and Mom is a vice principal … Dad played baseball at Shorter College … has an older sibling, Avery, and a younger sibling, Noah … says “the atmosphere that LSU has and the way it felt like home to me” influenced his decision to attend LSU … born August 28, 2001, in Rome, Ga.

Floyd’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.0 three times; most recently at Southern Miss (6/4/22 – NCAA Regional)
Strikeouts: 8 three times; most recently vs. UL Lafayette (4/19/22)
Hits Allowed: 6 twice; most recently at Southern Miss (6/4/22 – NCAA Regional)
Runs: 5 vs. Tennessee (5/27/22 – SEC Tournament)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently at Southern Miss (6/4/22 – NCAA Regional)
Walks: 4 vs. Texas (3/5/22 – Shriners’ Hospitals Classic)

 

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