2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Outstanding prospect who pitched the 2015 and 2016 seasons at LSU … made 56 career appearances (two starts), posting a 4-2 mark and a 3.16 ERA in 62.2 innings with 27 walks, 44 strikeouts and 13 saves … limited opponents to a .220 batting average during his collegiate career … injured his arm during his high school senior year and required Tommy John surgery to reconstruct his throwing elbow … received a medical redshirt in 2014 and returned to the mound for the 2015 season, compiling 12 saves and earning Freshman All-America recognition … selected in the 15th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds and signed with the Reds in the summer of 2016 … a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a natural resource ecology and management major.
Appeared in 25 games (two starts), posting a 3-0 mark and a 3.64 ERA in 29.2 innings with 15 walks, 18 strikeouts and one save … worked a 10-inning stretch from May 11-May 25 where he allowed no runs on five hits over five appearances with seven walks and three strikeouts … fired a career-high five innings in SEC Tournament win over Florida (May 25), limiting the Gators to no runs on two hits as LSU finally prevailed, 5-3, in 14 innings … recorded relief win over Northwestern State (May 17), tossing two shutout innings with two strikeouts … earned his first save of the 2016 season at Notre Dame (May 11) in Game 2 of twin bill – Stallings struck out the final Notre Dame batter with runners at second and third and the Tigers holding a 3-2 lead … strong relief outing vs. Southeastern Louisiana (April 20), limiting SLU to one run on three hits in 2.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts … earned a win in the first start of his career vs. Southern (April 5), pitching a perfect first inning with two strikeouts.
Appeared in 31 games out of the LSU bullpen, working mostly as the Tigers' closer … recorded 12 saves – the fourth-best single-season total in LSU history … posted a 1-2 mark and a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings with 12 walks and 27 strikeouts … finished No. 2 in the SEC in saves (12), one behind Breckin Williams of Missouri … picked up 12th save on April 30 at Miss. State, firing a perfect bottom of the 14th inning with one strikeout to preserve LSU's 5-3 win … earned first career LSU victory on April 4 at Alabama in 13-inning Tigers' win - fired 4.2 shutout innings, limiting the Tide to three hits with no walks and two strikeouts … recorded save on March 31 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - pitched one scoreless inning, allowing one single … earned save on March 21 at Arkansas - pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit … worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn save versus Ole Miss (March 13), allowing no hits with one strikeout … earned saves in LSU wins over Houston (March 6) and Baylor (March 7) in the Houston College Classic in Minute Maid Park – fired a scoreless inning with one strikeout in each outing to preserve 4-2 and 2-0 wins, respectively.
Received a medical redshirt after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow.
Prior to LSU
2013 Perfect Game 2nd Team All Southeast Region … 2nd Team All-District in 2011 and 2012; 7-2 on the mound in 2012 with 2.10 ERA, 38 innings pitched and 52 strikeouts … 2012 Offensive Player of the Year at Grant High School, batting .424 with 24 RBI and one homer … named to the Prinicipal's List for academic excellence for two years at Grant HS.
Full name is Jesse Delane Stallings … parents are Jeff and Daphne Stallings … father is an office manager, mother is a medical receptionist … has two older sisters, Diana and Ashley, and an older brother, Jeffrey … majoring in natural resource ecology and management at LSU … born October 27, 1994 in Alexandria, La.
Stallings' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.0 vs. Florida (5/25/16)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (4/20/16)
Hits Allowed: 4 vs. Kentucky (3/27/15)
Runs: 3 three times; most recently vs. Rice (6/6/16)
Earned Runs: 3 three times; most recently vs. Rice (6/6/16)
Walks: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (4/20/16)