2018 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 7, 2018)
MLB Draft: 17th Round in 2017 (New York Mets)
Pitcher with the look of a pro prospect ... has excellent mound presence and commands three pitches for strikes, including a low 90s fastball ... pitched effectively for LSU in 2018, primarily as a midweek starter, and earned Freshman All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Pitched in 13 games (10 starts), recording a 6-2 mark and a 3.48 ERA in 54.1 innings with seven walks and 32 strikeouts ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 7 after defeating fourth-ranked Arkansas – the SEC's No. 1 offensive team – on May 6 with a brilliant effort, limiting the Razorbacks to one run on four hits in six innings with no walks and three strikeouts ... the outing marked the first career start in an SEC game for Labas, who retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, and the only run he allowed was a solo homer by Arkansas leftfielder Heston Kjerstad in the fifth inning ... fired a complete-game shutout against Lamar (April 24), allowing just six hits with one walk and a career-best nine strikeouts ... became the first LSU pitcher to throw a nine-inning shutout since Alex Lange vs. Auburn on May 11, 2017 ... posted win over Louisiana Tech (April 10), firing six shutout innings and allowing two hits with no BB and no strikeouts ... defeated Nicholls on April 3, limiting the Colonels to one run on five hits in five innings with one walk and two strikeouts ... credited with relief win versus Tulane on March 21, allowing four runs on six hits in four innings with two strikeouts, but blanking the Green Wave in the final two innings of the outing ... recorded a brilliant outing vs. South Alabama on March 14, blanking the Jaguars through six innings with five hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Posted a 9-0 record in 2017 with a 0.50 ERA in 65 innings, firing 82 strikeouts with only 11 walks ... recorded a 25-4 win-loss mark during his high school career ... named to the Perfect Game Florida All Region 1st Team ... rated among Baseball America's Top 400 prospects in the nation ... received 2016 & 2017 first-team all-First Coast recognition ... helped lead his high school team to the 2015 Class 4A state championship as a sophomore.
Full name is Anthony James Labas ... parents are John and Janet Labas ... has a twin sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, Joseph ... father played baseball at Harding University ... on attending LSU – “The things that influenced me to come to LSU were the baseball history and experience that come with being a part of the team, and the fact that LSU is a great academic school.” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born December 8, 1998, in Plano, Texas.
Labas' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 vs. Lamar (4/24/18)
Strikeouts: 9 vs. Lamar (4/24/18)
Hits Allowed: 7 at Tulane (4/18/18)
Runs: 5 at Tulane (4/18/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at Tulane (4/18/18)
Walks: 1 seven times; most recently at Auburn (5/19/18)