An excellent offensive player that put up tremendous numbers in junior college and hit over .300 for the Tigers in 2017 ... provides veteran experience and right-handed power to the Tigers’ lineup ... a member of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a general business major ... helped lead LSU-Eunice during the 2015 and 2016 seasons to a 100-16 record, serving as the team captain in 2016.
Played in 46 games (37 starts), batting .303 (40-for-132) with seven doubles, two homers, 24 RBI, 20 runs and a .401 on-base percentage ... started 30 games at first base and seven games at catcher ... batted .284 (23-for-81) in SEC games with seven doubles, one homer, 11 RBI and 12 runs ... started in three games at first base during the College World Series, delivering three singles in six at-bats with one walk ... provided five RBI in LSU’s four games at the SEC Tournament (May 24-28) ... collected a team-high four RBI in a three-game sweep of Mississippi State, including a two-run double in the first inning of Game 2 ... batted .333 (4-for-12) in Alabama series (April 27-29) with one double, two RBI and two runs ... recorded an 11-game hit streak that ended on April 25 at Tulane – Coomes batted .375 (15-for-40) during the streak with four doubles, two homers, eight RBI and eight runs ... produced four hits and four RBI in series at Kentucky (April 21-23), collecting one double, one homer and three runs scored ... belted first career LSU home run on April 18 versus Lamar, a two-run blast ... 3-for-6 at the plate in the final two games of the Arkansas series (April 8-9) with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored; delivered RBI double in second inning at Arkansas (April 9) to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead and LSU went on to a 2-0 victory.
Prior to LSU
Batted .359 in 2016 at LSU-Eunice with 13 homers, 25 doubles, 81 RBI, 76 runs and 15 stolen bases ... named 2016 JUCO All-American and All-Region and was ranked No. 18 among Top 100 JUCO prospects ... helped lead LSU-Eunice to the 2015 JUCO national championship, batting .299 with five homers and 18 doubles ... earned All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors at Catholic High School; helped lead the Bears to the 2013 state championship ... received high school Gold Glove recognition at catcher in 2014 ... also played quarterback for the Catholic High football team.
Full name is Nicholas James Coomes ... parents are Richard and Tracy Coomes, who are both in the sales profession ... has one older sister, Taylor ... chose to attend LSU “to get an education and to be a part of the winning tradition of LSU Baseball” ... majoring in general business at LSU ... born March 22, 1996, in Edmond, Okla.
Coomes’ LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Mississippi State (5/20/17)
Hits: 2 several times; most recently vs. Florida State (6/17/17)
Runs Scored: 2 several times; most recently vs. Texas Southern (6/2/17)
Doubles: 1 several times; most recently vs. Mississippi State (5/19/17)
Home Runs: 1 twice; most recently at Kentucky (4/23/17)
RBI: 3 at Mississippi State (5/19/17)