2014 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (April 21, 2014)
Excellent all-around player who made 55 starts for LSU in 2014 (31 starts at second base and 24 starts at first base) ... junior college transfer from State College of Florida, which is the same school that produced former LSU reliever Nick Goody, the Tigers' saves leader in 2012 ... Hale was the Suncoast Conference Player of the Year in 2013 after having an incredible offensive year and playing outstanding defense at third base ... helped lead the Falmouth Commodores to the 2014 Cape Cod League championship series, batting .327 (56-for-171) with 12 doubles, one triple, four homers and 38 RBI ... also played in the '14 Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
Played in 60 games (55 starts; 31 at 2B, 24 at 1B), batting .306 (64-for-209) with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers, 29 RBI and 38 runs ... LSU's second-leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .307 (31-for-101) with seven doubles, one triple, two homers, 11 RBI and 18 runs ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after hitting .375 (6-for-16) with two doubles, one homer, one RBI and three runs ... 3-for-4 in SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt (May 21) with two doubles and two runs scored ... 3-for-4 at Auburn on May 16 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored ... hit .429 (6-for-14) in LSU's four games during the week of April 29-May 4 with one double, one triple, two homers, six RBI ... unloaded game-winning three-run homer in bottom of eighth inning in LSU victory over Alcorn State (April 29) ... 2-for-3 with a double and LSU career-best three RBI in win over Tennessee (April 27) ... named SEC Player of the Week on April 21 after hitting .583 (7-for-12) in the Tigers' games from April 15-19 with one double, one homer, two RBI, eight runs scored and a .643 on-base percentage ... in LSU's SEC series victory at No. 10 Ole Miss (April 17-19), Hale hit .625 (5-for-8) with one double, one homer, one RBI, five runs scored and a .667 on-base percentage ... he scored five of the seven total runs tallied by LSU in the Ole Miss series ... 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in win over Southern Miss (April 15) ... 2-for-4 in April 6 win over Miss. State with one RBI in LSU's 17-4 victory ... three hits with one RBI in win at Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 19)
PRIOR TO LSU
Hit .366 in 2013 (.402 in conference) with 83 hits, 18 doubles, four triples, one homer and 65 RBI ... named Conference Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-State ... batted .330 in 2012 with 69 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, 40 RBI and was named 1st Team All-Conference ... led country as a high school senior in 2011 with a .505 batting average, 55 hits, 37 RBI, 11 doubles, and six homers ... played high school ball at J.W. Mitchell HS in New Port Richey, Fla., where he was an Honor Roll student in all four years ... also played soccer as a high school freshman.
Full name is Conner Joseph Hale ... parents are Clay and Becky Hale ... father is a salesman and mother is a cosmetologist ... has one older brother, Cory ... credits the facilities, stadium and fan support for influencing his decision to attend LSU ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born October 10, 1992 in Clearwater, Fla.
Hale's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Georgia (3/23/14)
Hits: 3 four times; most recently vs. Vanderbilt (5/21/14)
Runs Scored: 3 three times; most recently at Auburn (5/16/14)
Doubles: 2 at Auburn (5/16/14); vs. Vanderbilt (5/21/14)
Triples: 1 at Texas A&M (5/3/14)
Home Runs: 1 four times; most recently vs. Arkansas (5/24/14)
RBI: 3 vs. Tennessee (4/27/14); vs. Alcorn State (4/29/14)