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#21 Joe Broussard
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Gretna, La.
High School: Holy Cross HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 01/28/1991
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Joe Broussard Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/17/2014

2014 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 15th Round in 2014 (Los Angeles Dodgers)

A hard-nosed right-handed pitcher who produces good movement on a fastball that hits the low 90s and has shown signs of effective off-speed stuff that will continue to develop … suffered an ulnar collateral tear in his pitching elbow in the summer of 2012 while playing in the Cape Cod League, and he received a medical redshirt for the 2013 season as he rehabilitated after surgery … returned to the mound in 2014 and emerged as one of the top closers in the SEC … selected in the 15th round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and signed with the Dodgers in the summer of 2014.

2014 SEASON
Named to the 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List … appeared in 32 games as LSU’s closer, recording a 3-2 mark and a 1.05 ERA in 34.1 innings with 17 walks and 37 strikeouts … collected eight saves, which ranked No. 5 in the SEC … appeared in all four LSU games during the week of April 22-27; worked 3.2 shutout innings during the week, scattering five hits with no walks and six strikeouts … he turned in a dominating effort in the top of the ninth inning on April 25 versus Tennessee, striking out all three Volunteer batters that he faced with the score tied 7-7; was credited with the victory as LSU won the game, 8-7, in the bottom of the ninth … worked season-long 3.1 innings at Ole Miss on April 17, allowing one unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts … earned a win and a save in April 11-13 series versus Arkansas … Broussard picked up the save in Game 1, firing 1.2 scoreless innings and allowing no hits with one walk and two strikeouts to preserve a 5-3 win …Broussard was the winning pitcher in Game 2 as he recorded the final two outs of the top of the ninth inning with the scored tied 4-4 before LSU secured a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth … earned two saves in Miss. State series (April 4-5); worked one scoreless inning in Game 1 to preserve a 3-0 win; worked two scoreless innings in Game 2, allowing one hit with two strikeouts, to preserve a 2-1 victory … appeared in all three games of the Georgia series (March 21-23) and earned his fifth save of the year in Game 2, preserving a 2-1 win by striking out the final UGA batter in the ninth inning with a runner at first base … earned save in Game 1 victory at Vanderbilt (March 14), fanning both Vandy hitters he faced in the bottom of the 9th with the bases empty.

2013 SEASON (REDSHIRT)
Suffered an ulnar collateral tear in his pitching elbow in the summer of 2012 while playing in the Cape Cod League, and he received a medical redshirt for the 2013 season as he rehabilitated after surgery.

2012 SEASON
Recorded a 4-1 mark with a 3.73 ERA in 19 appearances (six starts) for the Tigers during their 2012 SEC Championship season … registered 12 walks and 45 strikeouts in 41 innings, and he limited opponents to a .234 batting average … pitched 2.2 innings in relief outing vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 23); allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts … effective four innings as a starter on May 1 vs. Tulane - allowed one run on four hits in four innings with two BB and four strikeouts … solid three innings as a starter on April 25 versus Southeastern Louisiana - allowed one run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts … posted career highs of 6.1 innings and eight strikeouts to defeat Alcorn State on April 10 … earned victory over Louisiana-Lafayette (March 28), working two scoreless and hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts … earned relief win over Grambling (Feb. 28), recording five strikeouts in 2.2 innings

2011 SEASON
Appeared in 14 games (one start), recording an 0-1 mark and a 5.19 ERA in 26 innings with nine walks and 28 strikeouts … brilliant relief outing at Nicholls State (March 16); entered the game in the first inning after Nicholls had scored six runs and worked six innings, allowing just one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts - Broussard’s effort allowed LSU to rebound for a 12-8 win … recorded five strikeouts in three innings of work versus Louisiana-Lafayette (March 22) … fired two scoreless innings versus McNeese State (March 30), allowing no hits with three strikeouts in a 6-0 LSU victory … made first career collegiate start at Tulane (April 5), allowing three earned runs in 3.1 innings with a three strikeouts in a 7-5 LSU win.

HIGH SCHOOL
2010 First-Team All-State and the All-Metro New Orleans Player of the Year … also named district MVP in 2009 and 2010, and he served as team captain … three-time All-Metro New Orleans and four-time All-District selection during his career … batted .478 as a junior with 40 RBI and eight homers while recording an 8-3 mark and four saves on the mound … hit .498 as a sophomore with 46 RBI and seven homers while posting a 7-2 record and two saves.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joe Neville Broussard … parents are Derel and Harriet Broussard … has one older brother and one older sister … majoring in sports administration-leadership at LSU … born January 28, 1991.

Broussard’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.1 vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Hits Allowed: 5 three times; most recently vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Walks: 4 at Texas A&M (5/2/14)

Broussard's LSU Career Statistics (Pitching)

Year  ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2011  5.19   0-1    14   1   0   0/1     0   26.0   28   17   15    9   28   4   1   1   113   .286   3   2   1   2  2
2012  3.73   4-1    19   6   0   0/2     0   41.0   37   19   17   12   45   6   2   2   173   .234   7   2   0   0  1
2014  1.05   3-2    32   0   0   0/9     8   34.1   19    5    4   17   37   2   0   1   136   .164   2   1   0   1  1
TOTAL 3.20   7-4    65   7   0   0/12    8  101.1   84   41   36   38  110  12   3   4   422   .226  12   5   1   3  4

Broussard’s LSU Career Statistics (Batting)

Year   Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2011  .500   4-0      4    0    2   0   0   0    2    2  .500   0   0   1   0  .500   0   0   0-0      1   1   0 1.000
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