2014 SEC Community Service Team
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 2013 and missed the majority of the ‘13 season after appearing in seven games (four starts) … received a medical redshirt in 2014, and returned to the mound in 2015 as a reliever and part-time starter … was named to the SEC Community Service Team in 2014 for his exemplary work in philanthropic projects.
Appeared in 20 games (three starts), posting a 6-0 record and a 2.95 ERA in 36.2 innings with 17 walks and 25 strikeouts … worked 8.1 relief innings in SEC regular-season games, earning two wins … earned relief win in SEC Tournament vs. Arkansas (May 21), allowing no runs on two hits in 3.1 innings with no walks and three strikeouts … outstanding relief win on May 10 vs. Missouri - entered the game in the top of the 10th inning with runners at the corners and nobody out in a 5-5 game; pitched out of the jam without allowing a run, and LSU won the game in the bottom of the 10th … picked up relief win on April 25 vs. Texas A&M, limiting the Aggies to two hits over 1.2 innings with no walks and two strikeouts … earned relief win over New Orleans (April 7), limiting the Privateers to no runs on three hits in 3.2 innings with one walk and three strikeouts … posted win over Louisiana-Lafayette (March 31), working 4.2 relief innings and limiting the Cajuns to two runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts … fired 57 pitches in four innings of work as a starter at Southern (March 17), allowing just one unearned run on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
Received a medical redshirt due to a shoulder 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 sport 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 twice; most recently vs. Princeton (2/28/15)
Runs: 4 vs. Princeton (2/28/15)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Princeton (2/28/15)
Walks: 4 at Tulane (3/24/15)