An intense two-way player and the younger brother of former LSU catcher Stuart Peterson ... Samuel Peterson pitched in 13 games for LSU in 2011, opting to transfer to a junior college after the '11 season ... a bulldog on the mound with a fastball that touches 90 mph and an above average slider that he uses as a strikeout pitch ... has excellent tools that also translate very well behind the plate as a catcher
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Made 13 relief appearances, posting a 1-0 mark and a 6.35 ERA in 11.1 innings with seven walks and six strikeouts ... earned the win over McNeese State on March 30, working 3.1 scoreless innings while allowing two hits and recording two strikeouts.
2009 and 2010 1st Team All-State selection ... 2010 Lake Charles American Press Player of the Year ... 2010 All-Southwest Louisiana Player of the Year ... two-time Under Armour All American ... recorded an 8-1 mark on the mound as a senior with 100 strikeouts in 52 innings ... batted .447 with 42 RBI and 21 stolen bases ... four-time All-District selection ... also a starter and quarterback and free safety for the football team
Full name is Samuel Patrick Peterson ... parents are Dale and Rose Peterson ... one older brother, Stuart (2008 LSU letterman at catcher), and one younger sister, Emily ... majoring in agricultural business at LSU ... on his decision to attend LSU - "I knew that I would be coming to the No. 1 baseball program in America; I'm a Louisiana boy and there's no place else I wanted to be" ... born August 9, 1991.
Peterson's LSU Career Highs
Innings pitched: 3.1, McNeese State, Mar 30, 2011
Hits allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Runs allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Earned Runs allowed: 4, UL-Lafayette, Mar 22, 2011
Walks allowed: 2, at Vanderbilt, Apr 22, 2011
Strikeouts: 2, McNeese State, Mar 30, 2011