Pitched at LSU for one season (2018) before electing to transfer to another school ... terrific athlete that didn't really focus on baseball until later in his athletic career ... an outstanding football player in high school, he has dedicated himself to baseball and has shown remarkable development over the past two years in junior college ... brings a very aggressive mindset to the mound.
Appeared in 14 games as a reliever, posting a 1-0 record and a 16.00 ERA in 9.0 innings with nine walks and eight strikeouts ... fired 1.2 shutout innings with no hits, no walks and three strikeouts at Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 28) ... credited with a relief win by recording one out against Tennessee before LSU rallied for a comeback victory (April 15).
Prior to LSU
Recorded 63 strikeouts in 35.1 innings in 2017 (25 appearances) with a 3-1 mark, a 1.27 ERA and seven saves in 25 appearances ... earned 2017 all-conference recognition ... fired 49 strikeouts in 37.1 innings in 2016, making 31 appearances on the mound ... played three years of varsity football at Highland High School as a defensive back and outside linebacker.
Parents are Brian and Angela Petersen ... has one younger brother, Torrey ... says that LSU has “the best fans, the best stadium and the best baseball in the country ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born July 2, 1997, in Mesa, Ariz.
Petersen's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 1.2 twice; most recently at Southeastern Louisiana (2/18/18)
Strikeouts: 3 at Southeastern Louisiana (2/28/18)
Hits Allowed: 4 vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Earned Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Walks: 4 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)