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#11 Shelby Wickersham Season 2020

Metairie, La.
High School
Mount Carmel Academy

2022 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2021 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team

2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

2020 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2020 Medallion Award

2019 Freshman All-SEC

2019 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2019 Freshman of the Week (2/11/19)

Made 18 appearances and had nine starts in the circle … Finished the season with a record of 2-5, pitching a total of 50.0 innings … Recorded an ERA of 3.22 and 36 strikeouts … Pitched a season-high of 6.0 innings against LA Tech on March 6 … Earned a season-high of six strikeouts in that same game against the Bulldogs.

A key contributor to the Tigers’ 2021 pitching staff, she appeared in 16 games and started in 10 of those appearances … She finished with an 11-7 record, pitching 53.1 innings with a 3.68 ERA … Set down 43 over the season with a strikeout … Retired seven consecutive batters and earned her first win of the season after coming on in relief against Liberty on Feb. 20 … Tossed a complete game shutout against Central Arkansas on Feb. 23, striking out six while only allowing four hits … Second complete game was in a 13-2 win over NC State on April 17 where she struck out four hitters and allowed five hits in 6.0 innings.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Started in all of her six appearances in the circle for the Tigers and made … Had the second-best ERA in the nation and the top ERA in the SEC at 0.40 which contributed to the best team ERA in the nation at 0.95 … Finished with a 5-1 record and had four complete games with two shutouts, including one no-hitter … Her no-hitter came on Feb. 21 against Sam Houston State, her second career no-hitter, which was also Beth Torina’s 500th career victory … Her .149 opposing batting average was ranked seventh among the league … Totaled 31 strikeouts in 35.1 innings of work … Had a career-high eight strikeouts against Colorado State on Feb. 29 … Had six strikeouts on two occasions, tallying six against Illinois State on March 7 and six against Sam Houston State on Feb. 21 … Did not allow a double or triple on the year.

Made 24 appearances and started 15 games at pitcher … Had a total 98.0 innings pitched … Recorded a 2.29 earned runs average … Finished with a 10-2 record and one save on the year … Pitched four shutouts and allowed 79 hits, holding her opponents to a .221 batting average … Had a total 48 strikeouts on the season … Struck out a season-high five batters against Nicholls State (March 27) and allowed one run on two hits … Had four strikeouts on four occasions … She pitched a no-hitter in her college debut against Iowa and finished with two strikeouts in the circle … Against Michigan on February 23 she pitched a one hitter, facing the minimum number of batters, 21 … She came in to pitch against Alabama (May 4) in the top of the second and finished with four strikeouts, while allowing only one run on three hits.

Wickersham joins the LSU softball team from Mount Carmel Academy in Metairie, Louisiana, along with her fellow teammate Jordan Perkins … Recently ranked No. 9 on FloSoftball’s Hot 100 list … In her junior year, she was a two-time state champion in volleyball and softball … Has pitched nine perfect games thus far in her career … As a junior, she earned the Advocate’s All-Metro MVP honor, along with LSCA All-State 5A Pitcher, Times Picayune All-Metro MVP/Pitcher of the Year, District 9 SA MVP … Helped her team to a 21-5 record and was first in districts … Finished the year with a 0.85 ERA with a 19-3 record, three no hitters and 192 strikeouts … In her sophomore season, she led her team to a first-place finish at districts with a 21-4 record … Earned Female Athlete of the Week three times and was selected to the NFCA South Team … As a freshman, she helped her team to a first-place finish in districts with a 22-4 record and earned the coaches award … Also very committed to her time in the classroom as she is the anticipated Valedictorian for 2018 … She is also a National Honor Society member and a three-time honor roll student … During the summertime, she plays for the Marucci Patriots, coached by Darryl Landry

Full name is Shelby Catherine Wickersham, born on May 16, 2000, in Metairie, Louisiana … Parents names are Jeff and Stacey Wickersham … Has a two siblings Kyle and Lindsey … Wickersham is familiar with the LSU traditions as she is the daughter of former LSU quarterback Jeff Wickersham, who went on to play in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins in 1985 … Plans to major in biochemistry.

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