Antoine

Duplantis

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#8

Outfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 179lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: Lafayette HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2017 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2017 SEC All-Tournament Team
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week (March 20)
2017 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2016 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Perfect Game)
2016 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 23, 2016)
2016 First-Team All-Louisiana

Exceptional player who has enjoyed two stellar seasons at LSU, starting in right field in 2016 and in left field in 2017 ... projected to be LSU’s starting rightfielder in 2018 ... will wear jersey No. 8 for the 2018 season; the No. 8 jersey is given each year to the upperclassman who exemplifies the spirit of LSU Baseball through his leadership and dedication to the program ... the No. 8 tradition was started by outfielder Mikie Mahtook (2009-11) and has since been continued by first baseman Mason Katz (2012-13), shortstop Alex Bregman (2014-15), outfielder Jake Fraley (2016) and second baseman Cole Freeman (2017) ... Duplantis is a member of the 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major ... has a sweet swing to hit the ball with authority and is a speedy playmaking outfielder ... comes from a storied family lineage of track athletes - his father, Greg, mother, Helena, and older brother, Andreas, all enjoyed distinguished careers as part of the LSU Track and Field program ... his younger brother, Armand, is one of the top junior pole vaulters in the world and will join the LSU program in the fall of 2018.

2017 Season
Played in 71 of LSU’s 72 games (70 starts), batting .316 (90-for-285 with 14 doubles, two triples, two homers, 61 RBI, 50 runs and 19 stolen bases ... batted .291 in SEC games with six doubles, one homer, 26 RBI, 20 runs and seven steals ... named to the 2017 College World Series All-Tournament Team with seven hits, including a homer, four RBI, four runs and one steal ... LSU’s leading hitter in the Tigers’ 16 postseason games, batting .333 (22-for-66) with three doubles, one homer, 13 RBI, nine runs and three steals ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in stolen bases with 19, No. 4 in base hits with 90 and No. 8 in RBI with 61 ... helped lead LSU to wins in 25 of its last 30 games, batting .325 (40-for-123) with seven 2Bs, one HR, 25 RBI, 15 runs and seven steals ... batted .400 (4-for-10) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Mississippi State (June 10-11) with three RBI and one run scored ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after hitting .563 (9-for-16) with three doubles, four RBI, three runs and two steals ... batted .500 (6-for-12) in LSU’s series victory over South Carolina (May 5-7) with one double, two RBI, a .500 on-base percentage, two stolen bases and an outfield assist ... Duplantis turned in a brilliant effort in the May 7 victory over South Carolina, going 5-for-6 at the plate with a double and the game-winning RBI, a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning ... the outing marked the second time in 2017 that Duplantis recorded at least five hits in game; he was 6-for-6 on March 17 versus Georgia ... provided the game-winning hit in the Tigers’ April 21 win at Kentucky, delivering a one-out single in the top of the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift LSU to a 4-3 victory
... earned National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week recognition on March 20 after enjoying a remarkable week, batting .425 (10-for-23) in five games with two doubles, one homer, 14 RBI, seven runs and a .536 on-base percentage ... in LSU’s three-game SEC series sweep of Georgia, Duplantis batted .615 (8-for-13) with one double, one homer, 10 RBI, six runs and a .688 on-base percentage ... set the LSU single-game record for hits on March 17 versus Georgia when he went 6-for-6 at the plate with one double and a career-high seven RBI ... in Game 2 of the Georgia series on March 18, Duplantis launched a solo homer in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie before extending the Tigers’ lead in the fifth to 4-1 with a bases-loaded, two-RBI single on a 3-2 count after fouling off several pitches ... hit .444 (8-for-18) in four games the week of March 8-12 with one double, six RBI and four runs scored ... collected four RBI in a March 12 win over Wichita State.

2016 Season
Started all 66 of LSU’s games in right field, batting .327 (89-for-272) with nine doubles, five triples, two homers, 39 RBI, 45 runs and 13 stolen bases ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in base hits with 89, trailing only SEC Player of the Year Boomer White of Texas A&M, who had 100 ... Duplantis also finished No. 5 in the league in triples (5) ... posted a 14-game hit streak that ended on April 24 vs. Miss. State; also had a 19-game streak to start the season ... batted .400 (8-for-20) in the SEC Tournament with one double, one RBI and one run scored ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 23 after batting .455 (5-for-11) in the Tigers’ series victory over top-ranked Florida (May 19-21) with one RBI, one run, three walks and a .571 on-base percentage ... 3-for-5 with a triple, one RBI and two runs in win over Northwestern State (May 17) ... unloaded a three-run dinger in the eighth inning at Tennessee (May 15), increasing LSU’s lead from 7-6 to 10-6 in an eventual 10-7 LSU victory; Duplantis was 2-for-5 in the game with four RBI ... launched his first career home run on April 22 versus Mississippi State, a grand slam in the seventh inning that reduced a 9-4 deficit to 9-8 ... finished with a career-best five RBI in the April 22 Miss. State contest ... hit .500 (6-for-12) in the Vanderbilt series (April 7-9) with three RBI, five runs, two steals and a .571 on-base percentage ... posted a 19-game hitting streak to start the season; the streak was the third-longest by an LSU freshman over the past 20 seasons (SS Alex Bregman - 23 games in 2013; OF Blake Dean - 20 games in 2007) ... Duplantis hit .397 during the 19-game streak with six doubles, two triples, 10 RBI, 14 runs and seven steals in seven attempts ... led LSU to a series victory over Sacramento State (Feb. 26-28), batting .545 (6-for-11) with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored ... he also walked once and did not strike out in 11 at-bats in the series ... 4-for-5 in Feb. 27 game vs. Sacramento State with two doubles, one RBI and one run

Prior to LSU
Earned first-team All-State, All-Acadiana and All-District honors during his high school career at Lafayette High ... batted .453 in 2015 with 11 doubles, five triples, six homers, 51 runs, 30 RBI, 27 steals, a .559 on-base percentage and 22 extra-base hits ... struck out only five times in 145 plate appearances

Personal
Full name is Antoine Gregory Duplantis ... parents are Greg and Helena Duplantis ... both parents were student-athletes at LSU - mother Helena Duplantis, a native of Sweden, competed in the heptathlon and played volleyball; father Greg Duplantis was an All-SEC and All-American pole vaulter for the Tigers, competing from 1982-86; brother Andreas Duplantis competed as a pole vaulter for LSU from 2012-15 ... also has a younger brother, Armand -- a pole vaulter who will join the LSU track and field program in the fall of 2018 -- and a younger sister, Johanna ... upon joining the LSU program, Antoine said, “My family all went to school here, and, of course, LSU is the best program in the country with the best fan base” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born September 9, 1996 in Lafayette, La.

Duplantis’ LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 twice; most recently vs. New Orleans (3/15/17)
Hits: 6 vs. Georgia (3/17/17)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Georgia (3/17/17)
Doubles: 2 three times; most recently vs. Kentucky (5/25/17)
Triples: 1 seven times; most recently vs. Maryland (2/25/17)
Home Runs: 1 four times; most recently vs. Florida (6/26/17)
RBI: 7 vs. Georgia (3/17/17)

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