Athletic right-hander who features a low 90s fastball and a hard wipeout slider ... suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in early April and missed the majority of the 2013 season after appearing in seven games (four starts).
Received a medical redshirt as he continued to rehabilitate from the injury.
Appeared in seven games (four starts) prior to season-ending shoulder injury, posting a 1-0 mark and a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings with three walks and eight strikeouts ... earned first career collegiate win on March 26 at Tulane, limiting the Green Wave to one unearned run on four hits in seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... pitched five shutout innings in a starting role versus Northwestern State (March 20), allowing three hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... fired two shutout innings in first career collegiate start versus Nicholls State (March 13), limiting the Colonels to one hit with no walks and one strikeout.
PRIOR TO LSU
A 2012 Under Armour All-American and first-team All-State performer as a pitcher and outfielder ... posted an 8-2 mark in 2012 with 44 innings pitched, 88 strikeouts and a 1.90 ERA ... also batted .370 with two homers and 30 RBI ... earned first-team All-District and All-Metro accolades and was voted District MVP ... played wide receiver for the Parkview football team.
Full name is Russell Damon Reynolds ... parents are David Reynolds and Marsha Baker ... dad played baseball at Northwestern State and later pitched in the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves minor league organizations ... has three sisters and one brother ... chose to attend LSU because he “wanted the chance to win a national championship” ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born March 10, 1994 in Baton Rouge.
Reynolds' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.0 at Tulane (3/26/13)
Strikeouts: 4 at Tulane (3/26/13)
Hits Allowed: 4 at Tulane (3/26/13)
Runs: 3 vs. Alcorn State (4/2/13)
Earned Runs: 3 vs. Alcorn State (4/2/13)
Walks: 1 three times; most recently vs. Alcorn State (4/2/13)