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) … may receive a medical redshirt in 2014 as he continues 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” … 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)