Outstanding pitcher who made significant contributions as a true freshman in 2018 ... a classic strike thrower with a good feel for his secondary pitches ... fastball will sit in the upper 80s to low 90s with solid arm-side life ... has a loose arm action and is also very much a fierce competitor on the mound.
Appeared in 29 games (two starts), recording a 3-1 mark and a 6.18 ERA in 39.1 innings with 15 walks and 44 strikeouts ... earned a relief win in the Tigers' NCAA Regional victory over San Diego State (June 1), limiting the Aztecs to one run on two hits in three innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... made three appearances in a four-day stretch at the SEC Tournament versus Mississippi State, South Carolina and Florida ... fired a combined three scoreless innings in those outings, allowing two hits with no walks and three strikeouts ... made two appearances in the Alabama series (May 11 & 13), allowing one run in four innings with no walks and four strikeouts ... earned his first career win on May 5 over Arkansas, firing three scoreless relief innings and allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts ... the three-inning outing marked the longest of his career, and he threw a career-high 46 pitches ... fired four strikeouts in two innings versus Tennessee (April 15), allowing one run on two hits with no walks ... pitched dominant shutout relief inning on April 7 at Texas A&M – no hits, no walks, two strikeouts ... fired a perfect relief inning versus Tulane (March 21), striking out all three batters he faced ... dominating relief effort at UL-Lafayette (March 7), where he struck out five of the six batters he faced in two scoreless innings.
Prior to LSU
2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American ... fired 207.2 innings in his career, recording a 2.99 ERA with 57 walks and 265 strikeouts ... a 2017 all-Houston first-team Class 6A pitcher and a third-team all-state selection in 6A ... a 2017 Texas all-region first-team selection ... named first-team all-Montgomery County ... also a two-time all-district selection ... helped lead The Woodlands High to four straight district championships and state playoff appearances.
Full name is Devin Joseph Fontenot ... parents are Kenny and Stacie Fontenot ... has one younger brother, Trevor ... on choosing to attend LSU – “What influenced my decision the most had to be the atmosphere here. There is something about LSU that all of the people around here love so much. LSU has always felt like my home away from home, and that's really special!” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born October 3, 1998, in Humble, Texas.
Fontenot's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. San Diego State (6/1/18); vs. Arkansas (5/5/18)
Strikeouts: 5 at UL-Lafayette (3/7/18)
Hits Allowed: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Runs: 5 two times; most recently at Oregon State (6/3/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Walks: 3 two times; most recently at Oregon State (6/3/18)