Strong right-handed pitcher that worked primarily as a reliever last season and could contend for a starting role in 2018 ... features a consistent low-to-mid 90s fastball and good feel for a curveball.
Appeared in 22 games (three starts), posting a 3-1 mark and a 4.19 ERA in 34.1 innings with 16 walks and 21 strikeouts ... fired one shutout relief inning vs. Texas Southern in NCAA Regional (June 2), allowing no hits with two strikeouts ... recorded win over Northwestern State (May 16) in a starting role, limiting the Demons to one run on four hits in five innings with one walk and a career-best six strikeouts ... posted a stretch of six straight shutout innings over three appearances from April 8-14 (two innings in each appearance), allowing just three hits with two walks and two strikeouts ... earned relief win vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (April 11), firing two scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout ... entered April 8 game at Arkansas with LSU trailing, 8-1; fired two scoreless innings and helped lift the Tigers to a 10-8 comeback victory ... first career LSU win came on February 28 versus Nicholls when he pitched a scoreless relief inning in a 3-2 victory.
Prior to LSU
Named a 2016 Perfect Game All-American ... rated among the nation’s Top 400 college prospects by Baseball America ... recorded a 0.74 ERA in 11 starts during his senior season at Lake Mary High School, posting 79 strikeouts in 57 innings with three complete games.
Parents are Hans and Cindi Peterson ... Dad is in computer engineering, Mom works in case management for Florida hospitals ... Dad played basketball at the University of South Florida ... has two younger brothers, Chad and Cade ... on his decision to attend LSU – “What influenced me the most was the hospitality from everyone in Louisiana and how great the coaches are. Also a determining factor was that I figured this was the best place to help me reach my full potential and be the best person and baseball player I can be. Another factor is that LSU has the best all-around sports program in the nation, giving me the best chance to help my team win a national championship for my school and state.” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born January 22, 1998, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Peterson’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.0 vs. Northwestern State (5/16/17)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Northwestern State (5/16/17)
Hits Allowed: 4 vs. Northwestern State (5/16/17)
Runs: 3 vs. Texas Tech (3/5/17)
Earned Runs: 3 vs. Texas Tech (3/5/17)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently vs. South Alabama (5/9/17)