2019 Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
Outstanding pitcher who has made significant contributions for the past two seasons ... a classic strike thrower with a good feel for his secondary pitches ... fastball will sit in the low to mid 90s with solid arm-side life ... has a loose arm action and is also very much a fierce competitor on the mound.
Appeared in 28 games (three starts), recording a 5-4 mark, seven saves and a 3.71 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 51 innings ... limited opponents to a .180 cumulative batting average ... made five appearances in LSU's 10 postseason games, recording 19 strikeouts in 15 innings while allowing just four earned runs ... posted 13 strikeouts in 8.2 NCAA Tournament innings while limiting opponents to a .107 batting average ... suffered a hard-luck loss in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional versus Florida State despite delivering a heroic performance – worked 6.1 relief innings against the Seminoles, limiting them to one run on two hits with two walks and a career-best 11 strikeouts ... earned save in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game vs. Southern Miss (June 2), firing two shutout innings with no hits, one walk and two strikeouts ... posted a relief win over South Carolina (May 21) in the SEC Tournament, working 4.1 shutout innings with one hit, two walks and four strikeouts ... recorded two saves in the Alabama series on April 27-28 ... pitched a total of 2.1 innings in two appearances, allowing one run on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts ... he pitched 1.1 perfect innings on April 27 with two strikeouts to preserve LSU's 5-2 win ... on April 28, Alabama scored a run against Fontenot in the bottom of the ninth to narrow LSU's lead to 5-4, and the Crimson Tide loaded the bases with two outs, but Fontenot struck out Bama DH Keith Holcombe on three pitches to end the game and earn the save ... earned a one-inning save at Missouri (April 12), retiring all three batters he faced with 10 pitches ... credited with relief win over Texas A&M (April 5), firing 1.2 shutout innings with one hit, no walks, three strikeouts ... earned his second save of the season April 3 vs. South Alabama, firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout ... strong relief effort on March 29 at Miss. State -- 3.2 IP, one run on three hits with one strikeout in 10-5 LSU win ... recorded a save in LSU's 1-0 win at Georgia (March 22), firing a perfect inning with one strikeout ... posted a brilliant relief outing to earn the win in Game 1 of the Kentucky series (March 16) ... worked the final five innings of the 12-inning game, limiting the Wildcats to no runs on two hits with no walks and five strikeouts ... recorded a superb relief effort in Game 2 of March 9 doubleheader versus California, firing four shutout innings to earn the win ... Fontenot limited the Bears to two hits with one walk and three strikeouts, firing 60 pitches.
Appeared in 29 games (two starts), recording a 3-1 mark and a 6.18 ERA in 39.1 innings with 15 walks and 44 strikeouts ... earned a relief win in the Tigers' NCAA Regional victory over San Diego State (June 1), limiting the Aztecs to one run on two hits in three innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... made three appearances in a four-day stretch at the SEC Tournament versus Mississippi State, South Carolina and Florida ... fired a combined three scoreless innings in those outings, allowing two hits with no walks and three strikeouts ... made two appearances in the Alabama series (May 11 & 13), allowing one run in four innings with no walks and four strikeouts ... earned his first career win on May 5 over Arkansas, firing three scoreless relief innings and allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts ... the three-inning outing marked the longest of his career, and he threw a career-high 46 pitches ... fired four strikeouts in two innings versus Tennessee (April 15), allowing one run on two hits with no walks ... pitched dominant shutout relief inning on April 7 at Texas A&M – no hits, no walks, two strikeouts ... fired a perfect relief inning versus Tulane (March 21), striking out all three batters he faced ... dominating relief effort at UL-Lafayette (March 7), where he struck out five of the six batters he faced in two scoreless innings.
Prior to LSU
2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American ... fired 207.2 innings in his career, recording a 2.99 ERA with 57 walks and 265 strikeouts ... a 2017 all-Houston first-team Class 6A pitcher and a third-team all-state selection in 6A ... a 2017 Texas all-region first-team selection ... named first-team all-Montgomery County ... also a two-time all-district selection ... helped lead The Woodlands High to four straight district championships and state playoff appearances.
Full name is Devin Joseph Fontenot ... parents are Kenny and Stacie Fontenot ... has one younger brother, Trevor ... on choosing to attend LSU – “What influenced my decision the most had to be the atmosphere here. There is something about LSU that all of the people around here love so much. LSU has always felt like my home away from home, and that's really special!” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born October 3, 1998, in Humble, Texas.
Fontenot's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.1 vs. Florida State (6/9/19)
Strikeouts: 11 vs. Florida State (6/9/19)
Hits Allowed: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Runs: 5 two times; most recently at Oregon State (6/3/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Auburn (5/19/18)
Walks: 3 four times; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/3/19)