Very hard-nosed player who hustles everywhere and plays the game with great intensity and passion … handles the bat well from the left side and can use his speed to create consistent offense … projected as the Tigers full-time starter in center field in 2014 after starting 33 of the Tigers' 68 games in 2013 … batted .363 in 40 games with the Lakeshore Chinooks in the 2013 Northwoods Summer League, recording nine doubles, three triples, two homers, 20 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Played in 54 games (33 starts), batting .193 (23-for-119) with one homer, 14 RBI, 22 runs and five steals … 2-for-2 in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional versus Oklahoma (June 8) with one RBI and one run scored … provided a spectacular running catch in left-centerfield with two out and bases loaded in 5th inning of SEC Tournament title game vs. Vanderbilt - the catch prevented three runs from scoring and preserved 4-2 LSU lead; the Tigers went on to claim a 5-4 victory and win the SEC Tournament … 2-for-4 at the plate in the SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt with one RBI … collected three hits in Texas A&M series (May 9-11) with two runs scored and one RBI … provided two hits, one run scored and three RBI in final two games of Florida series (May 3-4) … 2-for-4 at Tulane (March 26) with two RBI and two runs scored … launched first collegiate home run, a solo shot, versus Stephen F. Austin on March 5.
PRIOR TO LSU
A 2012 1st Team All-State selection at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La. … hit .546 as a senior with 11 doubles, five triples, one homer and 20 RBI … also received All-Acadiana honors and was named district MVP … a 2012 Louisville Slugger High School All-American and a Baseball America Third-Team All-American … batted .460 as a junior in 2011 with seven doubles, three triples, three homers, 22 RBI and 34 runs … also played wide receiver for the St. Thomas More football team, earning second-team All-District and All-Acadiana honors.
Parents are William and Stephanie Stevenson … dad manages an oilfield company; mom is a teacher at St. Thomas More High … has one older brother, Will, and two younger brothers, Matthew and Josh … brother Will played football at UL-Lafayette for two seasons … chose to attend LSU because “I wanted to be part of a winning tradition and have an opportunity to win a national championship” … majoring in kinesiology at LSU … born June 1, 1994 in Lafayette, La.
Stevenson's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 vs. Florida (5/4/13)
Hits: 2 five times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/8/13)
Runs Scored: 2 four times; most recently at Texas A&M (5/10/13)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/5/13)
RBI: 2 three times; most recently vs. Florida (5/3/13)