Outstanding left-handed pitcher that loves to compete and has a strong presence on the mound ... works in the upper 80s to low 90s ... best pitch is a tight-spinning, late-breaking curveball that has big swing-and-miss capabilities ... received a medical redshirt in 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow ... returned to the mound in 2017 and made 23 relief appearances as a vital contributor out of the bullpen.
Recorded 23 relief appearances, posting a 1-1 mark and a 3.75 ERA in 24.0 innings with 19 walks and 22 strikeouts ... pitched 3.1 innings against Florida in Game 1 of the College World Series Finals (June 26), limiting the Gators to one run on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... pitched two scoreless innings in SEC Tournament versus Missouri (May 24), allowing three hits with one strikeout ... fired two scoreless innings against South Carolina (May 7), allowing no hits with no walks and one strikeout ... made three appearances during the week of April 25-29 vs. Tulane and Alabama (two games), working a combined 3.1 innings and allowing no runs on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts ... credited with a relief win at Florida (March 26), as he worked one scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Did not pitch in 2016 and received a medical redshirt after Tommy John surgery was performed on his left elbow.
Prior to LSU
A 2015 Perfect Game and Under Armour All-American ... rated No. 224 among Perfect Game Top High School Prospects ... worked 25 innings as a senior in 2015, allowing just 12 hits and recording a 1.12 ERA with 39 strikeouts ... recorded a 0.33 ERA as a junior in 2014 ... earned 2014 first-team all-Region honors ... represented Team Georgia during his junior year at the Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma ... participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase.
Full name is Nicklaus Conner McLeod Bush ... parents are Chad and Tracy Bush ... father is a dentist, mother is a homemaker ... has three older siblings ... on his decision to attend LSU – “I chose LSU because of its rich tradition, great fan support and unmatched facilities. I also feel that (pitching) coach (Alan) Dunn would best prepare me for professional baseball” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born August 23, 1996.
Bush’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.1 vs. Florida (6/26/17)
Strikeouts: 2 four times; most recently vs. Florida (6/26/17)
Hits Allowed: 3 three times; most recently vs. Florida (6/26/17)
Runs: 3 twice; most recently at Mississippi State (5/20/17)
Earned Runs: 3 twice; most recently at Mississippi State (5/20/17)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently vs. South Alabama (5/9/17)