2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Has a power pitcher's frame with more room to add weight and strength ... his delivery allows him to pitch on an excellent downhill plane and allows him to live at the bottom of the strike zone with a low-to-mid 90s fastball, tight slider and changeup ... worked 16.1 innings for the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks in the Perfect Game League in the summer of 2019, firing 23 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .206 batting average.
Made six relief appearances with no decisions and a 6.75 ERA in 6.2 innings with six strikeouts ... pitched a scoreless and hitless innings versus Stony Brook (May 31) with two strikeouts in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional ... worked a scoreless inning versus Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament (May 25), allowing no hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Posted a 9-0 record as a senior in 2018 with a 1.55 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 innings ... named to the 2018 Rawlings/Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball High School Preseason All-America teams ... voted a 2018 Texas High School Baseball Preseason 6A Top 50 Player ... earned 2018 Texas 6A All-State honors ... fired a no-hitter in a 2018 bi-district playoff game with seven strikeouts ... posted a 4-1 mark in 2017 with 55 strikeouts in 34.2 innings and a 1.61 ERA ... was named to 9-6A All-District team as a second-team pitcher ... threw both a perfect game and a no-hitter in 2017
Full name is Preston Rye Gunter ... parents are Gary and Jennifer Gunter ... has an older sibling, Christian, and a younger sibling, Mae ... says “the incredible legacy and atmosphere of the school and athletic program” influenced his decision to attend LSU ... majoring in mechanical engineering at LSU ... born October 3, 1999, in Monroe, La.
Gunter's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 vs. Grambling (4/2/19)
Strikeouts: 2 vs. Vanderbilt (5/25/19); vs. Stony Brook (5/31/19)
Hits Allowed: 2 three times; most recently vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Runs: 2 twice; most recently vs. Southern (2/27/19)
Earned Runs: 2 twice; most recently vs. Southern (2/27/19)
Walks: 2 twice; most recently vs. Southern (2/27/19)