Local Baton Rouge product who has versatility to play both first base and outfield . . . enters 2013 season having started in 82 games during his career as a Fighting Tiger ... has a good line drive swing and can hit the ball to all fields.
Played in 27 games (22 starts), batting .243 (18-for-74) with three doubles, five RBI and six runs scored ... started 17 games in right field, three in left field and two at DH ... a .353 (6-for-17) hitter with runners in scoring position ... was bothered by hamstring injuries that limited his playing time during the season, but continued to play a prominent as a part-time starter in right field during the postseason ... delivered a huge one-out RBI double in top of the ninth inning versus Oregon State in the NCAA Regional final (June 3); the hit tied the game at 5-5 and LSU went on to post a 6-5 win in 10 innings ... 2-for-4 at Florida on April 5 with a double and two RBI in 7-6 LSU win.
Played in 43 games (37 starts), batting .279 (36-for-129) with seven doubles, one triple, two homers, 27 RBI, 22 runs and one stolen base ... started 18 games at first base, 11 games in right field and eight games in left field ... batted .362 (17-for-47) in his final 14 games of the season with four doubles, one homer, 10 RBI and eight runs ... collected one double and three RBI at Mississippi State (May 19) ... batted .615 (8-for-13) in the Tennessee series (May 13-15) with two doubles and four RBI ... first career triple drove in a run in Tigers' win at Tulane (April 5) ... launched his first homer of the season on April 3 vs. Ole Miss - a second-inning solo shot to give Tigers a 4-0 lead ... tied career-high with three hits vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 27 -- 3-for-4 in that game with one double, three runs and three RBI.
Emerged as a full-time starter for the Tigers in late April, starting 12 games at third base, 10 games in left field and one game in right field ... batted .314 (32-for-102) on the year with seven doubles, two homers, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored ... batted .357 (10-for-28) in the Tigers' seven postseason games with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and eight runs scored ... batted .308 (4-for-13) in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs ... hit .400 (6-for-15) in the SEC Tournament with a double and five runs scored ... 5-for-10 in first two games of Miss. State series (May 20-21) with one double, one homer, four RBI and two runs scored ... collected three hits with one RBI in win over Southeastern Louisiana (May 4); also had three hits and an RBI in May 7 win over Vanderbilt.
Highly decorated infielder/outfielder from Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge...named Louisiana 3A All-State, All-Metro and All-District in 2008 and 2009...named 1st team Louisville Slugger All-American in 2008 and 2009...as a senior in 2009, he hit .460 with 12 homers ...hit .512 with eight dingers in 2008 as a junior.
Full name is Alex Michael Edward...parents are Gene and Gladys Edward...majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU...born October 5, 1990.
Edward's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; last vs. UC Irvine (6/4/10)
Hits: 3 six times; last vs. Tennessee (5/15/11)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/27/11)
Doubles: 2 vs. Tennessee (5/15/11)
Triples: 1 at Tulane (4/5/11)
Home Runs: 1 four times; last vs. Nicholls State (4/26/11)
RBI: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/27/11); at Mississippi State (5/19/11)