LSU Baseball BIO
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Cole Freeman
Player Profile:
Cole Freeman 2303273
Position: Infield
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 174 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Lakeshore HS
Other College: Delgado CC
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 09/27/1994

2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC All-Defensive Team
2016 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 18th Round in 2016 (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Superb player who returns for his second season as LSU's starting second baseman ... displays an all-out hustling style of play, great infield defense, outstanding speed on the base paths, and excellent hitting ability ... the prototypical “table-setter” on offense that can put a lot of pressure on the other team with his bunting and base-stealing ability ... also has the skill to make extraordinary plays on defense ... will have the honor of wearing jersey No. 8 for the Tigers this season, a jersey that is given each season to a player who exemplifies the spirit of the LSU program ... the tradition began with outfielder Mikie Mahtook (2009-11) and has continued with first baseman Mason Katz (2012-13), shortstop Alex Bregman (2014-15) and outfielder Jake Fraley (2016) ... Freeman was named a Cape Cod League All-Star in the summer of 2016 while playing with the Wareham (Mass.) Gatemen ... won the Cape Cod League batting title, hitting .374 in 29 games with 43 hits, five doubles, six RBI, 23 runs and 13 stolen bases ... a member of the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll as an interdisciplinary studies major.

2016 Season
Started all 66 of LSU's games (59 at second base, five at shortstop, two at third base) and was the Tigers' leading hitter, batting .329 (71-for-216) with seven doubles, three triples, one homer, 27 RBI, 46 runs and 26 stolen bases ... finished No. 3 in the SEC in stolen bases with 26, and he was No. 12 in the league in on-base percentage (.427) ... batted .391 (27-for-69) in LSU's last 22 games with two doubles, one triple, one homer, 11 RBI, 16 runs and six steals ... hit .571 (4-for-7) in the NCAA Super Regional versus Coastal Carolina (June 11-12) with one double, one RBI and three runs ... batted .368 (7-for-19) in LSU's six NCAA Tournament games (Regional and Super Regional) with one double, two RBI, two steals and three runs ... hit .320 (31-for-97) in SEC regular-season games with three doubles, two triples, one homer, 12 RBI, 24 runs and 11 steals ... batted .400 (4-for-10) in the Florida series (May 19-21) with one double, one RBI and four runs ... hit .571 (4-for-7) in the Tennessee series (May 13-15) with one triple, one homer, three RBI, four runs, four walks and a .750 on-base percentage ... batted .500 (5-for-10) in the Arkansas series with two RBI and two runs scored ... hit .444 (4-for-9) against Auburn (April 1-3) with one RBI, two steals and four runs scored ... 2-for-3 in March 25 win at Texas A&M with one double and two runs scored ... batted .429 (6-for-14) in LSU's series victory over Ball State (March 11-13) with one double, three RBI, four runs and three stolen bases ... led the Tigers' to a three-game series sweep over Fordham, batting .714 (5-for-7) with one RBI, three runs, four walks, two steals and a .750 on-base percentage.

Prior to LSU
Earned 2015 NJCAA Gold Glove recognition at second base for Delgado CC ... recorded a .988 fielding percentage with just two errors ... a 2015 NJCAA All-American, batting .385 and raising his average 130 points from the previous season ... recorded 55 runs, two homers and 23 RBI while stealing 15 bases in 2015 ... posted a .344 career batting average at Lakeshore High School in Mandeville, La., with 51 stolen bases, 18 doubles, six triples and just 16 strikeouts in 317 plate appearances ... earned All-State and All-District recognition in high school ... also a three-year All-District performer for the Lakeshore HS basketball team as a point guard.

Personal
Full name is Cole Sean Freeman ... parents are Sean and Kellie Freeman ... father is a residential appraiser, mother is a manager for Allstate ... has one younger sister, Kacey ... on joining the LSU program – “Growing up, it was always my dream to play at LSU. I was told, because of my size, that I wouldn't be able to play here, so I wanted to prove to everyone who thought that way that they were wrong” ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU ... born September 27, 1994 in Metairie, La.

Freeman's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Florida (5/25/16)
Hits: 3 four times; most recently vs. Coastal Carolina (6/11/16)
Runs Scored: 3 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/20/16)
Doubles: 1 several times; most recently vs. Coastal Carolina (6/12/16)
Triples: 1 three times; most recently at Tennessee (5/15/16)
Home Runs: 1 at Tennessee (5/13/16)
RBI: 2 three times; most recently at Tennessee (5/15/16)

 

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