2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 9th round in 2015 (Houston)
Talented lefty reliever who made 62 career appearances (three starts) for the Tigers in 2014 and 2015 ... posted a 5-1 career mark with a 3.36 ERA in 59 innings; recorded 65 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .217 batting average ... combined in 2013 with LSU teammate Brady Domangue at LSU-Eunice to form a 1-2 punch that led to a runners-up finish for the JUCO national championship ... Person's fastball sits in the upper 80s, and he uses his outstanding breaking ball as an out pitch to get a lot of strikeouts ... has a fast arm and clean mechanics that allow him to create some deception and make hitters uncomfortable ... selected in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros and signed with Houston in the summer of '15 ... earned his LSU degree in kinesiology in May 2015 and was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Led the pitching staff with 31 appearances (two starts), posting a 2-0 mark and a 4.06 ERA in 31 innings with 12 walks and 36 strikeouts ... limited opponents to a .195 batting average ... pitched in all three of LSU's SEC Tournament games, allowing one run on two hits in 2.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... worked 2.2 shutout innings at Mississippi State (April 30), limiting the Bulldogs to one hit with two strikeouts ... made second career start on April 12 versus Auburn and was credited with the win after pitching three shutout innings, allowing just one hit with no BB, two Ks ... recorded career-best four strikeouts in 2.1 innings at Alabama (April 2) in LSU's 16-inning win; fired 44 pitches and allowed just one hit ... worked two scoreless innings in two appearances in Ole Miss series (March 13-14), allowing no hits with four strikeouts ... fired 10 straight scoreless innings in the 11 appearances he made from February 15-March 14.
Made 31 appearances (one start), recording a 3-1 mark and a 2.57 ERA in 28 innings with 12 walks and 29 strikeouts ... made five appearances in LSU's eight postseason (SEC and NCAA tournament) games, allowing no runs on one hit in 3.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... pitched in three games in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, firing two shutout innings and allowing one hit with one walk and three strikeouts ... pitched a scoreless seventh inning in SEC Tournament championship game win over Florida (May 25), allowing no hits with one strikeout ... recorded two shutout innings versus Alabama on May 10 in Game 2 of doubleheader - allowed one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... made two relief appearances in the Georgia series (March 21 and 23), pitching 4.1 scoreless innings with one walk and seven strikeouts ... made two appearances at Vanderbilt (March 14-15), allowing no runs and no hits in 1.1 innings with no walks and two strikeouts ... worked two innings versus Sacred Heart (March 5), allowing no runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Registered a 17-0 record in two seasons at LSU-Eunice with 143 strikeouts and a 2.35 ERA in 118.1 innings ... his 98 strikeouts in 2013 were the sixth-highest total in LSU-Eunice history ... helped lead LSU-Eunice to the JUCO national title in 2012 and national runners-up finish in 2013 ... set Eunice High School record for strikeouts in a season with 182 in 2011 ... had a 14-4 career high school record with 246 strikeouts and a 1.24 ERA ... voted All-Parish MVP, All-District MVP, All-Acadiana MVP and 1st Team All-State in his high school senior season ... named 2011 1st Team Louisville Slugger All-American and the 2011 Louisiana High School Coaches Association Pitcher of the Year.
Full name is Zachary Quinn Person ... parents are Brad and Tracey Person ... father is a pipeline operator, mother is a mail carrier ... has one older brother, Lance, who is an LSU graduate ... chose to attend LSU because “playing baseball here has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember – when you combine the program's tradition and success with the unbelievable prestige and support from the fans, I couldn't imagine someone wanting to represent a school other than LSU” ... majoring in kinesiology at LSU ... born October 13, 1992.
Person's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. Auburn (4/12/15)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Georgia (3/21/14); at Alabama (4/2/15)
Hits Allowed: 4 twice; most recently vs. Tennessee (4/25/14)
Runs: 5 at Florida (3/20/14)
Earned Runs: 5 at Florida (3/30/14)
Walks: 3 at Mississippi State (4/30/15)