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#16 Collier Cranford Season 2020

Zachary, La.
High School
Zachary HS

2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Talented infielder who played at LSU for three seasons (2020-22) … transferred after the 2022 season to Kansas … LSU’s starting shortstop during the Covid-shortened 2020 season as a true freshman … appeared in 77 career games at LSU (36 starts), batting .158 (19-for-120) with five doubles, one triple, 16 RBI and 27 runs … a member of the 2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a kinesiology major.

2022 Season
Played in 31 games (13 starts), batting .133 (6-for-45) with two doubles, one triple, six RBI and 15 runs … started 12 of LSU’s final 16 games at third base after Jacob Berry suffered a finger injury … provided two doubles and one RBI, and scored three runs on May 21 at Vanderbilt … provided a triple and scored a run in May 15 game vs. Ole Miss … collected two RBI and scored two runs in April 5 win over Grambling

2021 Season
Played in 31 games (12 starts), batting .106 with one double, four RBI and seven runs … started 12 games at second base … doubled and drove in two runs in May 1 game versus Arkansas.

2020 Season
Played in 15 games (11 starts at shortstop), batting .286 (8-for-28) with two doubles, six RBI and five runs … batted .538 (7-for-13) during LSU’s five-game win streak to end the season with two doubles, five runs and five RBI … raised his cumulative average from .067 to .286 during that five-game span … also played outstanding defense during the season, as he did not commit an error in 40 chances … 2-for-3 with a double and one run scored on March 11 vs. South Alabama … 3-for-4 on March 7 vs. UMass Lowell with two RBI and three runs scored.

Prior to LSU
Three-year letterman at Zachary (La.) High School … rated as the No. 256 prospect in the nation by Prep Baseball Report … helped lead Zachary to district titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019 … voted 2018 first-team all-district and first-team all-metro … batted .394 in 2018 with 13 doubles, five triples, five homers, 32 runs scored and 18 stolen bases … batted .453 in 2019 with one home run before undergoing Tommy John surgery … graduated summa cum laude from Zachary High School with a 4.2 GPA.

Full name is Collier Ray Cranford … parents are Keith and Rene Cranford … dad is a homeland security consultant and mom is a court reporter … has one older sister, Bailey, who is enrolled in the LSU Law School … on attending LSU: “LSU is home for me, I grew up 30 minutes away. I came to games when I was younger and always dreamed of being a Tiger. At the end of the day, I feel as if I had no choice but to come to LSU” … born June 13, 2001, in Baton Rouge, La.

Cranford’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 four times, most recently vs. Kentucky (5/26/22)
Hits: 3 vs. UMass Lowell (3/7/20)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. UMass Lowell (3/7/20); at Vanderbilt (5/21/22)
Doubles: 2 at Vanderbilt (5/21/22)
Triples: 1 vs. Ole Miss (5/15/22)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 2 four times; most recently vs. Grambling (4/5/22)

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