Athletic pitcher that is a fierce competitor and very tough- minded ... displays a toughness on the mound with his presence and aggressiveness ... works on a good downhill angle with a fastball in the upper 80s and low 90s ... curveball shows tight spin and late action down in the zone ... does a good job of filling up the strike zone with all of his pitches ... recorded 17 strikeouts in 11.1 innings in the summer of 2018 for the Lima (Ohio) Locos of the Great Lakes Collegiate League.
Pitched in 16 games as a reliever, recording a 1-0 mark and a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings with 13 walks and 19 strikeouts ... picked up first career win on May 9 versus McNeese State, firing 1.1 shutout innings while allowing just one hit ... pitched a season-high 3.2 innings on February 17 versus Notre Dame, limiting the Irish to no runs on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts ... also recorded four Ks in three innings of work versus New Orleans on February 21 ... worked 1.1 shutout innings versus Alabama (May 12), allowing two hits with two strikeouts ... pitched three innings in NCAA Regional game at Oregon State (June 2), allowing two runs in three hits with one strikeout.
Prior to LSU
Recorded a 14-3 career mark, firing 174 strikeouts in 117 innings with a 0.63 ERA and eight saves ... posted a .437 career batting average in high school, also playing first base and third base ... 2017 Perfect Game 1st Team Atlantic Region; also named to the USA Today all-Pennsylvania team .. a three-time Big 5/6A All Conference and All Area selection ... a two-time Max Preps Player of the Year ... lettered in four high school sports (baseball, football, basketball, golf) and was an all-conference football defensive end.
Full name is Trent Jacob Vietmeier ... parents are Glenn and Kelly Vietmeier ... has two younger sisters, Brooke and Ava ... on choosing to attend LSU – “I wanted to be surrounded by the best coaches, players and fans in the country and win a National Championship! I love the people and their energy here at LSU!” ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU ... born October 3, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Vietmeier's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.2 vs. Notre Dame (2/17/18)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. New Orleans (2/21/18); vs. Notre Dame (2/17/18)
Hits Allowed: 3 three times; most recently at Oregon State (6/2/18)
Runs: 2 four times; most recently at Oregon State (6/2/18)
Earned Runs: 2 four times; most recently at Oregon State (6/2/18)
Walks: 2 two times; most recently at Oregon State (6/2/18)