Christian

Ibarra

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#14

Undergraduate Assistant Coach
City/State: La Puente, Calif.
High School: South Hills HS
Other College: Rio Hondo College
Experience: 1st Year

Bio

2013 First-Team All-SEC
2013 SEC All-Defensive Team
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 32nd round in 2013 (Pittsburgh)

A smooth, sure-handed infielder who made a tremendous impact in his two seasons with the Tigers as the starting third baseman … earned 2013 first-team All-SEC recognition and was named to the All-SEC Defensive Team … made all of the defensive plays look easy and has arm that touches 90 mph across the infield … selected in the 32nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but elected to return to LSU for his senior season … joined the LSU coaching staff for the 2015 season as an undergraduate assistant coach.

2014 SEASON
Played in 59 games (58 starts at third base), batting .238 (41-for-172) with seven doubles, three homers, 22 RBI and 35 runs scored … batted .333 (5-for-15) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with three runs scored … career-high four RBI vs. Southern Miss (April 15); 2-for-3 in the USM game with a double and one run scored … 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI vs. Arkansas (April 13) … 3-for-3 with a solo homer and a career-best four runs scored on April 6 vs. Miss. State … hit .400 (4-for-10) in the Georgia series (March 21-23) with one double, one RBI and two runs … 3-for-3 with one double and one RBI vs. Yale (March 2) … 3-for-4 with three RBI in win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 21.

2013 SEASON
Played in 66 games (65 starts) as the Tigers' third baseman, batting .305 (68-for-223) with 17 doubles, six homers, 39 RBI and 34 runs … hit .327 (33-for-101) in SEC regular-season games with eight doubles, three homers and 13 RBI … voted 2013 first-team all-SEC by the league coaches … finished No. 7 in the SEC in doubles (17); No. 9 in walks (36) and No. 15 in slugging percentage (.462) … voted to SEC All-Tournament team after hitting a team-best .353 (6-for-17) with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored … 5-for-8 in LSU series sweep of Florida (May 2-4) with two doubles, two RBI and three runs … 7-for-14 in Alabama series (April 19-21) with two doubles and three runs scored … 5-for-11 in Kentucky series (April 5-7) with three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored … launched two homers and collected three RBI in 8-0 win at Missouri on March 30 … provided the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning RBI single to break a 3-3 tie in the Tigers' 9-3 win over Nicholls State on March 13 … delivered ninth-inning sacrifice fly to give Tigers 4-3 walk-off win over Brown on March 1 … launched ninth-inning solo homer vs. BYU (Feb. 21) to erase 5-4 deficit and allow LSU to post a 6-5 ninth-inning walk-off win.

PRIOR TO LSU
Regarded as the best junior college shortstop in California in 2012 while playing at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. … batted .396 (72-for-182) in 2012 as a JUCO sophomore with 20 doubles, six homers, 50 RBI, 40 runs scored and a .469 on-base percentage in 45 games … made only six errors in 229 chances while playing shortstop in 2012 … also an All-Star performer at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif., where he was a three-time team MVP, a league MVP, All-Valley MVP and a Gold Glove Award recipient.

PERSONAL
Parents are Francisco and Elsa Ibarra … has two brothers, David and Danny … chose to attend LSU because he loves “the school, the fans, the atmosphere and the program” … majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born September 10, 1992.

Ibarra's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Alabama (4/20/13)
Hits: 3 eight times; most recently vs. Miss. State (4/6/14)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Miss. State (4/6/14)
Doubles: 2 vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 2 at Missouri (3/30/13)
RBI: 4 vs. Southern Miss (4/15/14)

Ibarra's LSU Career Statistics

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%
2013  .305  66-65   223   34   68  17   0   6   39  103  .462  36   7  37   2  .414   2   4   0-3     49 120  12  .934
2014  .238  59-58   172   35   41   7   0   3   22   57  .331  24  17  23   5  .383   1  13   0-1     35 103  10  .932
TOTAL .276 125-123  395   69  109  24   0   9   61  160  .405  60  24  60   7  .400   3  17   0-4     84 223  22  .933

 

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Baseball vs. Arkansas - Postgame