LSU Gold
Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'4
Weight
213
Class
Senior
Hometown
Metairie, La.
High School
Jesuit HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
3L

2023 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
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 serves him well on the college level … a member of the 2023 and 2022 SEC Academic Honor Rolls as a general business major.

2023 Season
Affected by a nagging arm injury, he recorded no decisions in seven relief appearances, working 11.0 total innings … posted nine walks and 14 strikeouts and held opponents to a .238 cumulative batting average … longest outing of the season came vs. Iowa (Feb. 25) in the Round Rock Classic, as he pitched 3.2 innings and allowed four runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts … worked 3.0 innings at South Carolina (April 6), recording a season-high four strikeouts.

2022 Season
Pitched in six games (four starts), posting a 2-0 record and a 6.55 ERA in 11.0 innings with five walks and 13 strikeouts … earned a win over McNeese (March 9) as a starter, recording three shutout innings with one hit, two walks and three strikeouts … recorded a win over Southern (Feb. 26) in a starting role, firing 4.0 scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

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 at New Orleans (3/10/21); vs. Southern (3/3/21)
Strikeouts:  7 at New Orleans (3/10/21)
Hits Allowed:  5 three times; most recently vs. Iowa (2/25/23 – Round Rock Classic)
Runs:  4 four times; most recently at South Carolina (4/6/23)
Earned Runs:  4 four times; most recently at South Carolina (4/6/23)
Walks:  6 at South Carolina (4/6/23)

 

Full Bio
Career Stats
All Stats