Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'4
Weight
203 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Metairie, La.
High School
Jesuit HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
1L

2021 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

An excellent pitcher who earned 2021 Freshman All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper … prior to LSU, he was regarded as the top prep pitcher in the New Orleans area … on the mound, he has a very smooth operation and has a history of commanding all of his pitches … has the ability to pitch inside with his fastball, something that is usually not characteristic of younger pitchers … has a high maturity level that will serve him well on the college level.

2021 Season
Appeared in 18 games (nine starts), posting a 6-2 record and a 4.08 ERA in 39.2 innings with 17 walks and 36 strikeouts … excellent relief outing in championship game of the NCAA Eugene Regional vs. Oregon (June 7), pitching a scoreless fifth and sixth inning with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts … made first career SEC start on April 24 at Ole Miss, working three innings and allowing one run on two hits with one walk and one strikeout … earned win in a starting role vs. UL Monroe (April 15), needing just 29 pitches to complete three scoreless innings … posted win over South Alabama (March 30), working two shutout innings as the starter and allowing no hits with one walk and one strikeout … defeated Southeastern Louisiana (March 16), working four innings and limiting the Lions to three runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts … earned win at New Orleans (March 10) – 5.0 IP, no runs on four hits, one walk, seven strikeouts … posted win over Southern (March 3) – 5.0 IP, no runs on two hits, no walks, six strikeouts … relief win at UL Lafayette (Feb. 24) – two scoreless innings, no hits, no walks, two strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
A 2020 and 2019 All-State and All-Metro selection … pitched 133 innings during his high school career, recording 30 wins and 310 strikeouts … at the plate, he collected 184 career hits with 10 homers and 120 RBI.

Personal
Full name is William Christopher Hellmers … parents are Chip and Stephanie Hellmers … Dad works as an attorney … has two older brothers, Carl and Thomas … says “the incredible championship atmosphere throughout the coaching staff and players influenced me the most” in deciding to attend LSU … born April 22, 2002, in New Orleans, La.

Hellmers’ LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.0 vs. Southern (3/3/21); at New Orleans (3/10/21)
Strikeouts: 7 at New Orleans (3/10/21)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (3/16/21)
Runs: 4 at Tennessee (6/13/21)
Earned Runs: 4 at Tennessee (6/13/21)
Walks: 2 four times; most recently vs. Louisiana Tech (5/11/21)

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