Excellent left-hander who played his freshman year at Wichita State and sophomore year at Jefferson County Community College in Missouri prior to transferring to LSU in the fall of '13 ... emerged as one of the Tigers' top pitchers in 2014, making 11 starts, including four in SEC play ... a three-pitch mix lefty that can throw any pitch in any count to keep hitters off balance ... named to the All-Star Team in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2013.
Appeared in 17 games (11 starts), posting a 5-2 mark and a 2.12 ERA in 63.2 innings with 16 walks and 32 strikeouts... finished No. 7 in the SEC in ERA and No. 10 in the league in opponent batting average (.215) ... delivered an excellent performance in the third round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional versus Houston (June 1), firing six shutout innings and allowing just two singles ... defeated Arkansas in SEC Tournament semifinal (May 24), allowing one run on two hits in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts ... posted his first career SEC win May 17 at Auburn – five innings, one run on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts ... started April 6 game versus Miss. State - worked 3.1 innings and allowed one run on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts ... pitched two scoreless relief innings vs. Tennessee (April 27), allowing no hits with two walks ... longest outing of the season versus. Yale on March 1 – seven innings, no runs on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts .... recorded a season-high five strikeouts in 6.2 innings versus Purdue on March 8.
PRIOR TO LSU
Started nine games for Jefferson County CC – located in Hillsboro, Mo. – in 2013, posting a 5-3 mark, three complete games and one save ... recorded a team-best 1.70 ERA in 58.1 innings with 53 strikeouts and eight walks ... enjoyed an outstanding high school career at DeSmet Jesuit HS in Creve Coeur, Mo. ... lettered four years in baseball and one in basketball ... all-conference selection both junior and senior year of high school ... graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
Full name is Kyle William Bouman ... parents are Al and Mary Bouman ... has two sisters, Mallory and Emma ... chose to attend LSU because of “the trust I had in Coach Mainieri and the opportunity to play for a College World Series championship” ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born September 1, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo.
Bouman's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7 vs. Yale (3/1/14)
Strikeouts: 5 vs. Purdue (3/8/14)
Hits Allowed: 7 vs. Toledo (2/22/14)
Runs: 4 vs. Arkansas (4/13/14)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Arkansas (4/13/14)
Walks: 2 five times; most recently vs. Houston (6/1/14)