2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Baseball America Freshman All-American (Second Team)
2011 First-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 21, 2011)
Emerged as one of the top pitchers in the SEC in 2011, working as LSU's No. 1 starter as a true freshman … has continued to be a solid reliever and part-time starter and will contend for a starting role in 2014 … a talented right-hander who throws in the low 90s with a very good slider … has the potential to even add a few miles per hour with his tall, lanky frame … a member of the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.
Appeared in 11 games (four starts), posting a 4-1 record and a 2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings with six walks and 18 strikeouts … did not make first appearance of the season until April 9 versus Southern, as he was slowed by a stress fracture in his back … allowed just one run on five hits in 6.1 innings in three postseason game appearances, recording eight strikeouts … posted relief win in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional vs. Jackson State (May 31), allowing no runs on four hits in 4.2 innings with no walks and five strikeouts … fired one shutout relief inning in SEC Tournament championship game vs. Vanderbilt (May 26), allowing no hits with two strikeouts … started LSU's 5-4 win over Ole Miss (May 17) and allowed one run on three hits in four innings with one walk and two strikeouts … tremendous relief victory on April 20 in LSU's 16-inning win at Alabama; blanked the Crimson Tide in the 15th and 16th innings, allowing just one single with no walks and two strikeouts … made first appearance of the season on April 9 versus Southern at the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic in Metairie, La., working three innings as a starter and earning the win by limiting the Jaguars to two run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Appeared in 21 games (six starts), posting a 3-4 record and a 4.04 ERA in 42.1 innings with 14 walks and 24 strikeouts … earned the win in a start versus Nicholls State (May 15), limiting the Colonels to two runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout … fired a shutout eighth inning at Kentucky (April 22), allowing no hits and no walks with two strikeouts … dominant relief outing versus Southern Miss (April 11), striking out all three batters he faced in one inning of work … defeated Florida (April 5) as a starting pitcher, limiting the Gators to two earned runs on seven hits in five innings with no walks and no strikeouts … earned his first career save in March 25 victory at Auburn, working a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout … worked six shutout innings versus Air Force as a starter (Feb. 19), limiting the Falcons to three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Started 14 games as a member of the weekend rotation, leading the staff with a 7-3 record and 3.31 ERA … worked 89.2 innings, recording 25 walks and 68 strikeouts … 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his final four starts, recording six walks and 21 strikeouts in 26 innings … finished No. 6 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.221) … worked seven innings to defeat Alabama on May 6, limiting the Tide to four earned runs on 10 hits with no walks and five strikeouts … defeated Ole Miss on April 1, limiting the Rebels to three runs on six hits in seven innings with four walks and seven strikeouts … fired a complete-game six-hitter March 25 to lead the Tigers to a 7-3 win at Georgia ... limited UGA to three runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts as he recorded the only complete game of the season by an LSU pitcher … worked seven innings on March 18 vs. No. 1 Florida, limiting the Gators to one earned run on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts … fired six innings on March 11 vs. Cal State Fullerton, allowing one unearned run and three hits with no walks and four strikeouts … named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 21 after recording a remarkable collegiate debut against Wake Forest on Feb. 20, firing a no-hitter for 5.1 innings before allowing an infield single ... worked six shutout innings for the victory, allowing just one hit with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Two-time 1st Team All-State selection … two-time 1st Team All-Region selection … 2009 & 2010 1st Team All District choice … 2009 Honorable Mention All-America selection … recipient of 2010 WWL-TV A+ Athlete Award in high school … posted a 9-4 record and a 3.74 ERA in 2010 with 112 strikeouts and 28 walks in 86 innings … recorded a 6-3 mark and a 2.86 ERA in 2009 with 72 strikeouts and 33 walks in 73.1 innings … was also a punter on the football team and played forward in basketball.
Full name is Kurt Michael McCune … parents are Kevin and Monica McCune … has one older brother and one older sister … majoring in sports administration at LSU … on his decision to attend LSU – “It provides me with resources to help me excel academically, athletically and socially” … born December 3, 1991.
McCune's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 at Georgia (3/25/11)
Strikeouts: 7 five times; last at Mississippi State (5/20/11)
Hits Allowed: 10 at Alabama (5/6/11)
Runs: 8 at Vanderbilt (4/22/11)
Earned Runs: 8 at Vanderbilt (4/22/11)
Walks: 4 twice; most recently vs. Dartmouth (3/4/12)