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#16 Lauren Houston
Position: Catcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Youngsville, La.
High School: St. Thomas More HS
Major: Nutritional Sciences
Born: 10/25/1990
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Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/17/2013

2013 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2010 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Totaled 33 appearances which included 31 starts at catcher … LSU won 23 of 31 games when Houston was in the starting lineup … Secured a .200 batting average (14-for-70) to go along with one home run and eight RBIs … Collected 229 putouts and 12 assists versus two errors for a .992 fielding percentage … One of eight players in program history to record over 800 career putouts … Was hit-by-a-pitch nine times, third on the team … Finished her career being hit-by-a-pitch 46 times, second on LSU’s all-time list … Hit safely in five of her first six starts (Feb. 8-15) … Was LSU’s opening day starter at catcher … Batted eighth and went 1-for-1 with a run scored during an 8-0 win over North Carolina (Feb. 8) … Turned in a 2-for-2 effort, scored two runs and drove home two RBIs fueled by a solo homer at Ole Miss (Feb. 13) … Was 2-for-3 with a RBI versus North Dakota State (Feb. 15) … Drew a bases loaded walk during LSU’s three-run fourth inning and 7-2 comeback win over Virginia (Feb. 15) …  Named to the Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team (Feb. 15-17) … Was behind the plate for Rachele Fico’s SEC record-tying 22-strikeout performance at Mississippi State (March 8) … Broke a 1-1 tie with a RBI single in the second inning of LSU’s 7-1 victory over No. 17 Kentucky (March 15) … Finished off LSU’s 8-0 game one win over Georgia Southern (March 19) with a two-run single … Scored a career-high three runs which included the eventual game-winner on A.J. Andrews’ RBI single during the sixth inning at Florida State (April 3) … Added a RBI on a bases loaded walk as part of LSU’s seven-run fourth inning and 10-2 series clinching win over No. 10 Texas A&M (April 14) … Was 1-for-3 against No. 4 Alabama (April 25) … Started at catcher during both of Rachele Fico’s starts versus No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette (May 18 & 19) at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Garnered 29 appearances which included 28 starts at catcher ... LSU won 22 of 28 games when Houston was the starting catcher ... Collected a .226 batting average (12-for-53) and added five RBIs ... Hit-by-pitch a team-leading 13 times, which also was tied for fifth place in the SEC rankings ... For her career, Houston has been plunked on 37 occasions, second-most in program history ... Secured a team-leading .425 on-base clip ... Notched her first hit and RBI of the season versus Cal State Northridge (Feb. 18) ... Tacked on a season's best two RBIs against Utah State (Feb. 19) ... Was 2-for-2 with a walk and RBI during LSU's 7-4 victory over No. 23 Oklahoma State (March 3) ... Hit-by-pitch three times and scored two runs versus Mississippi Valley State (March 10) ... Hit safely in four consecutive SEC starts during the Mississippi State and South Carolina series (March 17-18 & March 24-25) highlighted by a 2-for-3 effort in the MSU finale ... Cranked a two-out, RBI single to plate Ashley Applegate for LSU's only run in a 1-0 win at No. 2 Florida (April 24) ... Picked up hits in both of her NCAA postseason starts at No. 8 national seed Texas A&M (May 20) and No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 27) ... Caught Brittany Mack's career-high 17 strikeout-performance in game two of the NCAA Columbia Super Regional (May 27) ... Missed the Women's College World Series due to injury.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Notched 49 appearances with 45 starts split between catcher (35) and designated player (10) ... LSU won eight of 10 contests when Houston was the designated player ... Teamed with Morgan Russell to limit opponents to 51 stolen bases and throw out 13 runners from the catcher position ... Upped her average to .246 (29-for-118) with two home runs and 13 RBIs ... One of seven Tigers to record double digit RBIs ... Hit-by-pitch 20 times, good enough for second on the team and in the SEC ... Posted four of her six multi-hit efforts during month of February ... Went 2-for-2 and set a career-high with three RBIs against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13) ... Cranked a three-run dinger as part of LSU's eight run fifth-inning during an 11-2 triumph over Nicholls State (Feb. 19) ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBIs versus Cal Poly (Feb. 27) ... Turned in 2-for-4 effort against Hofstra (March 4) during Yvette Girouard's 500th win at LSU ... Went 2-for-2 with a solo homer at No. 1 Georgia (March 11) ... Recorded 16 putouts during LSU's 2-1 win in 14 innings over No. 1 Alabama (April 8) ... Posted five 1-for-3 performances over a seven-game run (April 13-22) ... Laced sixth inning single which turned into winning run in a 4-2 victory at Mississippi State (April 29) ... Hit safely in all three games and added RBIs during the last two games of the South Carolina series (May 6-8) ... Was 1-for-3 with a RBI single against Texas A&M (May 22) at the NCAA College Station Regional.   

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Tallied 27 appearances, including 18 starts ... Tigers won 17 of 18 games when Houston was the starting catcher ... Garnered 11 of her 18 starts during LSU's program-best 24-game winning streak (Feb. 20-March 31) ... Went 4-for-42 at the plate with six RBIs ... Recorded her first career RBI on a bases loaded walk against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 24) ... Turned in a 2-for-3 performance and her RBI single broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning against Jacksonville State (Feb. 27) en route to Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team honors ... Provided two RBIs against South Alabama (March 5) ... Added a RBI on a bases loaded walk at McNeese State (March 31) ... Picked up 113 putouts highlighted by a career-best 12 in the middle game of the Arkansas series (April 18).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for Andria Waguespack at St. Thomas More High School in Youngsville ... Team captured the 2007 4A and 2009 5A State Championships ... Four-time All-District and All-Acadiana First-Team selection from 2006-09 ... Notched 2007 District MVP and LSWA All-State First-Team accolades ... Garnered 2009 Daily Advertiser All-Acadiana MVP and LSWA All-State First-Team honors ... Tallied LSWA All-State Honorable Mention in 2006 and 2008.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Rodney and Monique Houston ... Born on Oct. 25, 1990 ... Majoring in sports administration with a commerce concentration.

 

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