Junior college transfer from State College of Florida, which is the same school that produced former LSU reliever Nick Goody, the Tigers’ saves leader in 2012 … Hale was the Suncoast Conference Player of the Year in 2013 after having an incredible offensive year and playing outstanding defense at third base … projected to play either second base or first base at LSU, and he could emerge as a candidate to be a middle-of-the-order hitter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Hit .366 in 2013 (.402 in conference) with 83 hits, 18 doubles, four triples, one homer and 65 RBI … named Conference Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-State … batted .330 in 2012 with 69 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, 40 RBI and was named 1st Team All-Conference … led country as a high school senior in 2011 with a .505 batting average, 55 hits, 37 RBI, 11 doubles, and six homers … played high school ball at J.W. Mitchell HS in New Port Richey, Fla., where he was an Honor Roll student in all four years … also played soccer as a high school freshman.
Full name is Conner Joseph Hale … parents are Clay and Becky Hale … father is a salesman and mother is a cosmetologist … has one older brother, Cory … credits the facilities, stadium and fan support for influencing his decision to attend LSU … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born October 10, 1992 in Clearwater, Fla.