2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 29th Round in 2018 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
A speedy, left-handed outfielder that can cover a lot of ground and make a big impact as an offensive player ... has tremendous speed and instincts in the outfield and will make his mark defensively by making highlight-reel catches ... should develop into a table-setter type offensive player with some power ... a member of the 2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a civil engineering major.
Played in 53 games (33 starts), batting .275 (38-for-138) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 RBI, 31 runs and six stolen bases ... started 17 games at DH, eight in left field, six in center field and two in right field ... posted an 11-game hit streak from March 16-April 3; batted .333 (13-for-39) in that span with one double, six RBI and seven runs ... ignited LSU's two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning of SEC Tournament walk-off win vs. Auburn (May 23) ... led off the ninth with a single with LSU trailing 3-2; he later scored the tying run on a wild pitch and the winning run followed immediately on an error during the same play ... collected three RBI in SEC Tournament game versus Mississippi State (May 22) with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly ... batted .385 (5-for-13) in the Florida series (April 18-20) with one doubles, one RBI and two runs scored ... drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th inning vs. Kentucky (March 16) to give LSU a 2-1 walk-off win ... delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning on March 8 versus California, keeping an LSU rally alive with the Tigers trailing, 3-2 ... later scored the winning walk-off run on shortstop Josh Smith's RBI single.
Prior to LSU
Selected in the 29th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates ... . played in the summer of 2018 for the Gaithersburg (Md.) Giants in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League, producing two doubles, one triple, five RBI and 14 runs scored. ... batted .378 in 2018 as a senior at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers, Fla., with six homers, 31 RBI and 25 runs scored ... batted a cumulative .440 in his junior and senior seasons at Canterbury High with 11 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 67 RBI and 19 stolen bases ... helped lead Canterbury High to state championships in 2017 and 2018 and was voted the 2018 Class 3A Player of the Year ... earned 2018 and 2017 All-America, All-Area and All-Regional recognition ... played his first two high school seasons at Naples (Fla.) HS, batting a cumulative .384 with six doubles, four triples, one homer, 38 RBI and 16 stolen bases ... also played football and ran track during his junior and senior seasons at Canterbury HS.
Full name is Giovanni Elijah DiGiacomo ... majoring in civil engineering at LSU ... born May 18, 2000.
DiGiacomo's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Hits: 2 eight times; most recently vs. Mississippi State (5/2/19)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Bryant (2/22/19)
Doubles: 1 three times; most recently vs. Florida (4/20/19)
Triples: 1 vs. Texas A&M (4/6/19)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
RBI: 3 vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)