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#12 Kevin Gausman
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Grandview HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 01/06/1991
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Kevin Gausman Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 10/03/2012

2012 First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game, ABCA)
2012 Second-Team All-American (Baseball America, NCBWA)
2012 First-Team All-SEC
2012 ABCA First-Team All-South Region
2012 Louisiana Pitcher of the Year
2012 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 16, 2011)
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 2, 2011)

MLB Draft: 6th round in 2010 (Los Angeles Dodgers); 1st round in 2012 (Baltimore Orioles)

A 2012 First-Team All-American and the first-round selection (fourth choice overall) of the Baltimore Orioles in the '12 MLB Draft ... smooth and easy delivery with a fastball that usually sits in the low to mid 90s range; his fastball has been clocked at nearly 100 mph.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Posted a 12-2 mark and a 2.77 ERA in 17 starts and one relief appearance, recording 135 strikeouts in 123.2 innings while limiting opponents to a .229 batting average ... No. 1 in the SEC in wins with 12 ... also No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation in strikeouts (135); No. 2 in the SEC in innings pitched (123.2) ... earned relief win over Stony Brook (June 9) in Game 1 of NCAA Super Regional, working a scoreless 12th inning before LSU plated the winning run in the bottom of the frame ... defeated Oregon State in NCAA Regional (June 2), limiting the Beavers to one run on seven hits in eight IP with 3 BB and 3 Ks ... recorded win over Ole Miss in SEC Tournament (May 24), limiting Rebels to two runs on seven hits in 7.0 IP with 1 BB and 7 Ks ... delivered a brilliant performance in defeating No. 1 South Carolina on May 18, as he outdueled USC ace Michael Roth ... Gausman fired his second consecutive complete game, limiting the Gamecocks to two runs on five hits in nine innings with two walks and six Ks ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week after recording a brilliant outing against Vanderbilt on May 11, firing a complete-game five-hitter in a 2-1 LSU victory ... limited the Commodores to one run on five hits (all singles) in nine innings with one walk and 11 strikeouts ... threw 123 pitches and recorded the first complete game by an LSU pitcher since May 13, 2011 when Gausman blanked Tennessee in Alex Box Stadium ... defeated Kentucky (April 20), limiting Wildcats to four runs on 10 hits in seven innings with one walk and 11 strikeouts ... posted a career-high 12 strikeouts in March 30 win over Arkansas ... Gausman worked 6.2 innings to earn the victory, recording two walks and 12 Ks ... recorded 11 strikeouts for second week in a row March 16 vs. Mississippi State; allowed one run on four hits in 8.2 innings with four walks and 11 Ks ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 12 after firing a 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan on March 9 ... limited the Wolverines to no runs on only two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts - retired 19 batters in a row between the second and eighth innings.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Started 14 games, posting a 5-6 mark and a 3.51 ERA in 89.2 innings with 23 walks and 86 strikeouts ... 3-1 record with a 1.17 ERA in his final four starts of the year, recording five walks and 32 strikeouts in 30.2 innings ... finished No. 8 in the SEC in strikeouts with 86 on the year; posted a career-best 10 Ks on May 7 at Alabama ... was No. 5 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.215) and No. 9 in the league in hits allowed (70) ... defeated Mississippi State in his final outing of the season (May 19), limiting the Bulldogs to one run on four hits in 7.2 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 16 after blanking Tennessee on May 13 ... limited Tennessee to just four hits while recording no walks and seven strikeouts ... his effort marked the first shutout fired by an LSU pitcher since Louis Coleman blanked Arkansas in Fayetteville on May 2, 2009 ... Gausman's gem was the first shutout by an LSU true freshman since the championship game of the 1993 College World Series when Brett Laxton blanked Wichita State to lift the Tigers to their second national title ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 2 after defeating Kentucky on April 29; limited the Wildcats to one run on two hits in 7 IP with 8 Ks ...worked a career-high 8.1 innings April 16 vs. Auburn, allowing just three runs on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts ... fired eight shutout innings at Arkansas (April 9), allowing just five hits with one walk and five Ks; left game with 3-0 lead but LSU suffered 4-3 loss in 9th ... worked eight innings on March 19 vs. top-ranked Florida, allowing just one run on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts ... pitched seven innings on March 12 vs. Cal State Fullerton, limiting the Titans to four runs on four hits with two BB and five Ks ... excellent outing vs. Princeton on March 5, allowing no earned runs on three hits in six innings with one walk and nine strikeouts ... earned first collegiate win vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 25, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings with three walks and seven strikeouts

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time All-State selection ... two-time Perfect Game High School All-American ... recorded a 9-2 record in his senior season with a 3.12 ERA while recording 88 strikeouts and 14 walks ... 7-2 mark his junior season with a 2.15 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 innings ... 5-2 record as a sophomore with a 2.79 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 40 innings ... 2009 Under Armour All-American ... 2009 AFLAC All-American ... a gold medal winner with the USA Baseball Junior National Team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kevin John Gausman ... parents are his father Clair Gausman (retired teacher and Pac 10 football referee) and his mother Winifred "Jo" Gausman (nurse) ... has one older brother and one older sister ... majoring in sport administration-leadership at LSU ... on his decision to attend LSU - "It is the best atmosphere in the country for college baseball. I wanted to go to a place is very rich in baseball tradition and LSU is definitely the right place for that" ... born January 6, 1991.

Gausman's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 vs. Tennessee (5/13/11); vs. Vanderbilt (5/11/12); at South Carolina (5/18/12)
Strikeouts: 12 vs. Arkansas (3/30/12)
Hits Allowed: 10 four times; last vs. Georgia (4/27/12)
Runs: 7 at Georgia (3/27/11)
Earned Runs: 7 at Georgia (3/27/11)
Walks: 5 at Auburn (3/23/12) 

 

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