2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: 18th round in 2011 (Colorado)
A four-year contributor to the pitching staff who emerged as a weekend starter in his senior season ... selected in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies and signed with the club in June 2011 ... a hard-throwing athletic pitcher with a tall frame and a loose arm ... posted a 12-6 career mark in four seasons at LSU with a 4.77 ERA in 149 innings ... named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major ... Alsup, who fired an SEC Tournament shutout against Ole Miss in 2010, was 6-5 for the Tigers in 2011 with a 4.66 ERA and one save in 65.2 innings ... offered football scholarships from numerous colleges to play quarterback ... excelled in the summer of 2010 in the Valley Baseball League, recording a 4-0 mark with a 2.30 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 31.1 innings for the Staunton (Va.) Braves.
SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Made 14 appearances (12 starts), recording a 6-5 mark and a 4.66 ERA in 65.2 innings with 23 walks and 39 strikeouts ... earned a save in his final appearance in an LSU uniform on May 21 at Mississippi State, working three scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with one walk and three strikeouts ... fired 126 pitches over 8.2 innings on April 17, limiting Auburn to two runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts; Alsup was one out away from a complete-game shutout when the LSU outfield misplayed an Auburn fly ball, allowing two runs to score with two outs in the ninth inning ... pitched the Tigers to series-clinching win over Ole Miss April 3, limiting the Rebels to two runs on eight hits in eight innings with two walks and four strikeouts ... Alsup defeated Ole Miss for the second straight time, as he blanked the Rebels in a seven-inning contest in the 2010 SEC Tournament ... superb outing to defeat Cal State Fullerton (March 13), limiting the Titans to one unearned run on four hits in 6.2 innings with two walks and five strikeouts ... defeated Wake Forest in 2011 season opener (Feb. 18), limiting Demon Deacons to one unearned run on five hits in five innings with two walks and four strikeouts.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Emerged as one of the Tigers' top pitchers, recording a 5-1 mark and a 3.88 ERA in 48.2 innings (18 appearances, three starts) registered 16 walks and 33 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .271 batting average ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after a complete-game, one-hitter against Ole Miss when he pitched a seven-inning shutout, allowing one hit and striking out seven batters ... worked a combined 5.1 innings (two appearances) in Miss. State series (May 20-22), allowing two runs with no walks and five strikeouts ... three shutout innings at Florida (May 1), allowing just one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... excellent relief outing vs. Northwestern State (April 21), firing four shutout innings while allowing two hits with no walks and three strikeouts ... earned victory as a starter vs. Alcorn State (April 6), allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings with career-best eight strikeouts ... earned relief win vs. UL-Monroe (March 9), limiting the Warhawks to one run on two hits in 3.1 innings with one walks and two strikeouts.
SOPHOMORE FRESHMAN (2009)
Appeared in 15 games (three starts), posting a 1-0 mark and a 6.14 ERA in 29.1 innings with 10 walks and 24 strikeouts ... earned first career LSU victory on April 21 versus Southeastern Louisiana, limiting the Lions to five runs on 10 hits in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... worked four shutout innings in a starting role versus Grambling (April 8), allowing no hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... pitched 2.1 innings as a starter versus Tulane (April 29), allowing one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts .. fired three shutout innings versus Nicholls State (April 15), allowing no hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Made five relief appearances as a true freshman, posting no decisions and a 6.75 ERA in 5.1 innings ... first career collegiate appearance came on February 26 versus Southern, as he allowed one run on two hits in one inning ... fired a shutout relief inning versus Duquesne (Feb. 29) with no walks and two strikeouts ... worked another shutout inning against Duquesne on March 2 with no walk and one strikeout.
A two-sport athlete at Ruston High School ... a three-year letterwinner as a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder ... a Rawlings High School All-American in 2007 ... named an all-state pitcher after compiling a 7-3 record with a 2.91 ERA ... named to the all-district first team, and was invited to the East Coast Professional Showcase ... led Ruston High School with a .416 batting average, five homers and 41 RBI in 2007... was 5-3 with a 3.51 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 54 innings in 2006 ... a 2006 first-team all-district baseball selection ... coached by Toby White ... also played quarterback for Ruston High School ... earned 2005 honorable mention all-state honors in football ... named the district 1-5A offensive MVP as a quarterback.
Full name is Benjamin Pearce Alsup ... parents are Marty and Cary Alsup ... has three older brothers, Daniel, Andrew and Timothy ...brother Andrew is a former Louisiana Tech pitcher ... credits his grandfather as having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born September 9, 1988.
Alsup's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 8.2 vs. Auburn (4/17/11)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Alcorn State (4/6/10)
Hits Allowed: 11 vs. Florida (3/20/11)
Runs: 7 at Alabama (5/8/11)
Earned Runs: 7 at Alabama (5/8/11)
Walks: 4 vs. UC Irvine (6/6/10); vs. Princeton (3/6/11)