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Alex Lange
Player Profile:
Alex Lange 1882094
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Lee's Summit, Mo.
High School: Lee's Summit West HS
Major: Marketing
Born: 10/02/1995

2016 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
SEC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 22, 2016)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 First-Team All-Louisiana
2015 First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, NCBWA, Perfect Game)
2015 National Freshman Pitcher of the Year (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
2015 Second-Team All-American (ABCA, D1 Baseball)
2015 First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Baseball America)
2015 First-Team ABCA All-South Region
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 First-Team All-SEC
2015 SEC Freshman of the Year
2015 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2015 Corbett Award Winner
2015 Louisiana Pitcher and Freshman of the Year
Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (March 16, 2015)
Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week in 2015

MLB Draft: 1st round (No. 30) in 2017 (Chicago Cubs)

Returns for his junior season as one of the best pitchers in the nation ... earned 2015 first-team all-America and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors ... a tough competitor who possesses a low 90s fastball with good life down in the zone ... has a power slider that is a legitimate out pitch ... a member of the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a marketing major.

2016 Season
Started 17 games in LSU's weekend rotation, posting an 8-4 mark and a 3.79 ERA in 111.2 innings with 49 walks and 125 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .226 batting average ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in innings pitched and No. 4 in the league in strikeouts ... posted an NCAA Regional win over Rice (June 5), limiting the Owls to two runs on five hits in eight innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts – he fired 112 pitches in the outing and was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... excellent outing in SEC Tournament vs. Florida (May 25), limiting the Gators to two runs on five hits in seven innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts, tying his season high in strikeouts ... recorded a win at Tennessee (May 13), limiting the Vols to one run on four hits in eight innings with seven strikeouts – threw a season-high 121 pitches in the outing ... defeated Arkansas on May 6, limiting the Razorbacks to three runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings with one walk and six strikeouts ... fired his second straight complete game on April 29 to defeat Ole Miss ... Lange became the first LSU pitcher to record consecutive complete games since Aaron Nola posted four straight complete games during the 2013 season ... Lange threw 108 pitches and limited Ole Miss to two earned runs on seven hits in nine innings with one walk and seven strikeouts ... recorded a brilliant effort on April 23 in a 2-1 loss to Mississippi State ... Lange fired a complete game, limiting the Bulldogs to one earned run on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts ... the complete game was the first by an LSU pitcher since the 2015 College World Series, when Lange recorded a complete-game victory over Cal State Fullerton ... posted win at Missouri (April 16), allowing four runs on seven hits with three walks and six strikeouts ... defeated Vanderbilt on April 8, limiting the Commodores to two runs on three hits in 6.1 innings with three walks and nine strikeouts ... helped lead the Tigers to a win over Texas A&M on March 25, pitching 6.1 innings and limiting Texas A&M to two runs on five hits with six walks and 11 strikeouts in a no-decision outing ... suffered first collegiate loss on March 19 versus Alabama, as he was charged with four runs on 10 hits in 6.2 innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 22 after defeating Cincinnati in his 2016 season debut ... worked 6.2 shutout innings, allowing just one hit with three walks and nine strikeouts in the Tigers' 4-0 win ... retired 10 consecutive hitters beginning with the fourth inning through the first out of the seventh inning.

2015 Season
Started 17 games on the mound, posting a 12-0 mark and a 1.97 ERA in 114 innings with 46 walks and 131 strikeouts ... limited opponents to a .212 batting average and allowed only three homers ... 6-0 in SEC regular-season games with a 2.33 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 58 innings ... defeated Cal State Fullerton (June 16) in the College World Series with a superb complete-game effort (118 pitches), limiting the Titans to three runs on six hits in nine innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts ... worked eight innings vs. UL-Lafayette in NCAA Super Regional (June 6 – no decision in LSU walk-off win), allowing three runs on 10 hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts ... voted Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after posting a complete-game shutout of UNC-Wilmington (May 31); limited the Seahawks to six hits while recording two walks and 12 strikeouts ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in earned run average (1.97 ERA); No. 2 in wins (12-0); No. 2 in strikeouts (131); No. 5 in the league in opponent batting average (.212) ... finished sixth in the nation in strikeouts and fourth in the nation in wins ... named SEC Freshman of the Week after defeating Missouri on May 9 -- allowed just one run two hits in seven innings with two walks and eight strikeouts ... posted a win over Georgia (April 21), limiting the Bulldogs to one run on five hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts ... defeated Alabama on April 3, limiting the Tide to two runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings with five walks and three strikeouts ... delivered another brilliant performance on the mound in March 28 win over Kentucky ... worked seven innings, allowing just one unearned run on six hits in seven innings with five walks and 13 strikeouts ... defeated Arkansas (March 20), limiting the Hogs to one run on four hits in 7 IP with two walks and six strikeouts ... received National Player of the Week recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper and SEC Freshman of the Week honors from the league office on March 16 after he fired a career-high 13 strikeouts in eight innings on March 14 versus Ole Miss ... limited the Rebels to just one earned run on three hits with no walks ... Lange threw 117 pitches in the outing and recorded the most strikeouts by an LSU pitcher in a single game since April 11, 2014, when Aaron Nola also collected 13 Ks against Arkansas ... recorded a brilliant performance against Baylor March 7 in the Houston College Classic ... fired seven shutout innings, limiting the Bears to seven singles with two walks and four strikeouts as LSU posted a 2-0 win, the Tigers' first shutout of the season ... named SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 16) after a superb collegiate baseball debut on Feb. 14 versus Kansas, limiting the Jayhawks to just two hits in five shutout innings with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Named the 2014 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year and a Perfect Game All-American ... posted a 12-0 record and a 0.82 ERA in 2014 while collecting 114 strikeouts in 68.1 innings pitched ... a five-time All-State selection ... maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school ... participated in the 2013 Area Code Baseball Games and was named to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Team.

Personal
Full name is Alexander Craig Lange ... parents are Craig and Renee Lange ... father is retired from the United States Air Force ... chose to attend LSU because of “the great coaching staff, fan base and the history of the program” ... majoring in marketing at LSU ... born October 2, 1995 in Riverside, Calif.

Lange's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 four times; most recently at Ole Miss (4/29/16)
Strikeouts: 13 vs. Kentucky (3/28/15); vs. Ole Miss (3/14/15)
Hits Allowed: 10 twice; most recently vs. Alabama (3/19/16)
Runs: 7 at Auburn (4/2/16)
Earned Runs: 7 at Auburn (4/2/16)
Walks: 6 four times; most recently at Tennessee (5/13/16)

 

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