2015 First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Outstanding prospect who hurt 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 … pitched 11.1 relief innings for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the 2015 Alaska Summer League, posting eight strikeouts, one win and one save.
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: 4.2 at Alabama (4/4/15)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Kansas (2/13/15); vs. Princeton (2/27/15)
Hits Allowed: 4 vs. Kentucky (3/27/15)
Runs: 2 vs. Kentucky (3/27/15)
Earned Runs: 2 vs. Kentucky (3/27/15)
Walks: 2 vs. Baylor (3/7/15)