Highly touted New Orleans area prospect ... can throw any pitch in any count ... uses his command of all three pitches to keep hitters off-balance ... will be sidelined during the 2011 season after undergoing surgery on his left elbow in the summer of 2010.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Finished No. 3 on the staff in appearances with 26 on the year, including five starts ... posted a 4-4 mark and a 4.37 ERA in 57.2 innings with 14 walks, 37 strikeouts and two saves ... picked up a save with a strong outing against Alabama (April 16), limiting the Crimson Tide to one run on five hits in three innings with one strikeout ... earned a relief win against Georgia on April 4, firing 3.1 shutout innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts ... earned save March 21 vs. Arkansas, firing three shutout innings while allowing just two hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... defeated Brown on March 7, allowing just one earned run on nine hits in six innings with no walks and two strikeouts ... earned first career victory Feb. 28 vs. William and Mary - 6 IP, 4 runs (1 earned) on 8 hits with 3 walks and 3 Ks.
Highly decorated left-handed pitcher from Jesuit High School in New Orleans ... named All-State, All-Metro and All- District as a senior in 2009 ... compiled a 7-3 record with a 1.80 ERA as a senior ... in 2008, helped Jesuit to the 5A State Title, where the Blue Jays finished second ... as a junior, he was named All-Metro and All-District along with an All-State Honorable Mention ... finished 2008 with an 8-4 record and 1.88 ERA ... as a sophomore, led Jesuit to the 2007 5A State Championship while amassing a perfect 12-0 record with a 0.50 ERA ... also received All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors in 2007.
Full name is Jordan Matthew Rittiner ... parents are Perry and Debbie Rittiner ... has one brother, Perrin and one sister, Jamie ... all family members attended LSU ... high school teammate of LSU outfielder Mason Katz ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born August 1, 1990 in New Orleans.
Rittiner's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.1 vs. Vanderbilt (5/8/10)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Vanderbilt (5/8/10)
Hits Allowed: 9 twice; last at Kentucky (5/15/10)
Runs: 5 three times; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/8/10)
Earned Runs: 5 vs. Kansas (3/14/10)
Walks: 3 vs. William & Mary (2/28/10)