Excellent southpaw who made 11 relief appearances for the Tigers in 2007 as a true freshman ... should again be a contributor from the bullpen in 2008.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Made 11 relief appearances, posting a 5.93 ERA with no decisions ... worked 13.2 innings, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits with nine walks and 17 strikeouts ... opponents batted just .192 against him ... superb relief outing at third-ranked Arkansas (May 6), limiting the Hogs to one run on two hits in three innings with three walks and three strikeouts; Ardoin entered the game in the sixth with LSU holding a 3-2 lead and he left in the ninth inning of the Tigers' 5-3 victory ... another impressive relief outing at New Orleans (April 18), allowing just one unearned run on one hit in five IP with no BB and seven Ks ... worked 1.1 critical relief innings in the eighth and ninth frames at Mississippi State (April 22), helping LSU hold on for a 3-1 win; allowed no runs on one hit with two walks and one K.
Tremendous four-sport athlete at Sacred Heart High School ... a three-time all-state and all-district selection as a pitcher and centerfielder... named an all-district MVP as a sophomore in 2004 and was named an all-parish MVP as a senior in 2006 ... posted an 8-1 record with a 0.83 ERA in 59 innings pitched as a senior ... struck out 114 and walked 25 in 2006 ... two-way player who batted .424 as a senior with nine doubles, a triple, a homer and 21 RBI ... recorded a 9-1 record to go with a 1.41 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched with 92 strikeouts as a junior ... member of a team that won the district championship every year of his career ... earned four letters in football (safety), track (triple jump and relays) and basketball (guard) ... coached by Todd Ardoin in baseball ... academic all-state recipient and a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Shane Michael Ardoin ... parents are Jonathan and Neva Mae Ardoin ... has two older brothers, Chauncey and Brandon ... plans to major in chemical engineering at LSU ... born August 10, 1987.
Ardoin’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5 at New Orleans (4/18/07)
Strikeouts: 7 at New Orleans (4/18/07)
Hits Allowed: 2 on four occasions; last vs. Florida (5/12/07)
Runs: 4 vs. UCF (2/24/07)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. UCF (2/24/07)
Walks: 3 at Arkansas (5/6/07)