#0 Christian Ibarra
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
City/State: La Puente, Calif.
High School: South Hills HS
Other College: Rio Hondo College
Born: 09/10/1992
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Christian Ibarra Bio
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/06/2013

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 first season with the Tigers as the starting third baseman … earned 2013 first-team All-SEC recognition and was named to the All-SEC Defensive Team … makes 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.

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.

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.

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 five times; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)
Runs Scored: 2 seven times; most recently vs. Vanderbilt (5/26/13)
Doubles: 2 vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 2 at Missouri (3/30/13)
RBI: 3 three times; most recently vs. Southern (4/10/13)