MLB Draft: 41st round in 2011 (Cincinnati)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
A member of the 2012 LSU pitching staff ... appeared in three games out of the bullpen for the Tigers, allowing no runs on three hits in 3.2 innings with two walks and five strikeouts ... one of the top pitchers in the state of Louisiana during his high school career ... featured a fastball that ranged in the low to mid-90s ... selected in the 41st round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds
An all-State, all-District and all-City selection and a participant in the Louisiana High School All-Star Game ... posted a 4-1 record in 2011 with three complete games; recorded a 1.70 ERA in 37 innings with 57 Ks and four walks ... recorded a 5-2 mark in 2010 with a 1.11 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 50 innings ... also earned letters as a quarterback for the Parkway High football team ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and several campus organizations.
Full name is Carson Samuel Baranik ... parents are Joey and Deyna Baranik ... has one older sister, Audra, who was a softball player at Northwestern State ... father was a pitcher at Centenary College and grandfather, Dean, was a swimmer at Northwestern State ...says he joined the LSU program for "the opportunity to play in Omaha" ... a finance major at LSU ... born November 6, 1992.