An offensive player that put up tremendous numbers in junior college ... will provide veteran experience and right-handed power to the Tigers’ lineup ... helped lead LSU-Eunice over the past two seasons to a 100-16 record, serving as the team captain in 2016 ... teammate of LSU catcher Jordan Romero at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge and at LSU-Eunice.
Prior to LSU
Batted .359 in 2016 at LSU-Eunice with 13 homers, 25 doubles, 81 RBI, 76 runs and 15 stolen bases ... named 2016 JUCO All-American and All-Region and was ranked No. 18 among Top 100 JUCO prospects ... helped lead LSU-Eunice to the 2015 JUCO national championship, batting .299 with five homers and 18 doubles ... earned All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors at Catholic High School; helped lead the Bears to the 2013 state championship ... received high school Gold Glove recognition at catcher in 2014 ... also played quarterback for the Catholic High football team.
Full name is Nicholas James Coomes ... parents are Richard and Tracy Coomes, who are both in the sales profession ... has one older sister, Taylor ... chose to attend LSU “to get an education and to be a part of the winning tradition of LSU Baseball” ... majoring in business administration at LSU ... born March 22, 1996, in Edmond, Okla.