Excellent prospect who in just one year's time went from throwing 83-85 mph as a high school junior to throwing 90-94 mph as a senior at Rummel High … also features a 12-6 breaking ball which he can locate in the zone and drop in for a strike … should see significant action out of the bullpen for LSU in 2014 … made 20 relief appearances for the Lakeshore Chinooks in the 2013 Northwoods Summer League, recording seven saves, 30 strikeouts and a 2.41 ERA in in 41 innings.
Made two relief appearances for the Tigers, posting a 0.00 ERA in 3.1 innings with no walks and three strikeouts … made first career collegiate appearance versus Southern in Metairie, La. (April 9), firing two shutout innings while allowing two hits with one strikeout … worked 1.1 innings versus McNeese State (April 30), allowing two unearned runs on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
PRIOR TO LSU
A 2012 first-team All-State pitcher at Rummel High in Metairie, La., a suburb of New Orleans … posted a 5-1 mark in 2012 with 64 innings pitched, 88 strikeouts, a 0.98 ERA and a .120 opponent batting average … fired a perfect game in 2012 season opener versus West Ouachita High School … also earned 2012 first-team All-District and first-team All-New Orleans Metro recognition … an honors graduate named to the Louisiana Academic All-State team.
Full name is Mitchell Ryan Sewald … parents are Chris and Tina Sewald … has one brother, Kyle … chose to attend LSU because “I love the atmosphere and the people in Baton Rouge. The coaching staff is excellent and LSU is one of the best programs in the nation” … majoring in finance at LSU … born April 22, 1994 in Houston, Texas.
Sewald's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 vs. Southern (4/9/13)
Strikeouts: 2 vs. McNeese State (4/30/13)
Hits Allowed: 2 twice; most recently vs. McNeese State (4/30/13)
Runs: 2 vs. McNeese State (4/30/13)
Earned Runs: none