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#7 Michael Hollander
Position: Infield/Pitcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Jesuit HS
Michael Hollander Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/18/2008

2008 SEC Community Service Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2007, 2006)
2006 Second-Team All-SEC
2006 Second-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll (2005)

MLB Draft: 20th round in 2008 (Texas)

An elite Louisiana prospect who started 212 games over four seasons for the Tigers (154 at shortstop, 58 at third base) ... earned second-team all-conference honors in 2006 ... was a member of the 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll was voted to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2006 , 2007 and 2008 as a communication studies major ... excellent defensive player with a big-league arm ... was ranked in Baseball America's Top 300 Prospects of 2004 as a high school senior.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Started 57 games at third bases and two at shortstop, batting .297 (73-for-246) with 14 doubles, four triples, six homers, 45 RBI and 56 runs ... batted .286 (4-for-13) in the College World Series with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs; his CWS homer led off the Tigers’ opening-round game vs. North Carolina on June 15 ... hit .429 (6-for-14) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double, one homer, seven RBI and three runs ... a member of the 2008 SEC Community Service Team; active in several projects, including ALS Walk to promote awareness and search for a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease ... recipient of LSU’s Wally Pontiff Jr. Award as the team’s best all-around student-athlete -- posted a 3.3 GPA in communications ... recorded a 10-game hitting streak (May 3-May 17) ... also posted a nine-game hit streak that ended April 11 at Ole Miss ... missed nine games (March 28-April 6) due to a strained hamstring suffered in UNO game on March 26; returned to the lineup on April 9 at Southern Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Started in all 56 games at shortstop, batting .279 (53-for-190) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers, 26 RBI, 30 runs and seven stolen bases ... established the LSU single-season record with 13 sacrifice bunts; the previous mark was 11 sacrifices held by Dave Cunningham (1987) and Josh Dalton (1999) ... launched game-winning three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning at Alabama (March 30); the HR came against Bama ace Tommy Hunter and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory ... delivered game-winning RBI double – his second 2B of the game - in the top of the ninth inning at Mississippi State (April 21), sparking the Tigers to a 6-5 victory; he was 3-for-5 in the contest with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and one run ... 3-for-4 with a career-best five RBI in win over Southern Miss (March 10).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Started all 59 of the Tigers’ games at shortstop, batting .280 (63-for-225) with 11 doubles, three triples, five homers, 33 RBI, 41 runs and five steals ... voted second-team All-SEC by the league coaches ... delivered two game-winning hits for the Tigers in wins over Southern (4/4) and Arkansas (4/28) ... launched walk-off solo homer inside left-field fair pole in bottom of ninth inning vs. Arkansas (4/28) lifting LSU to a 7-6 victory ... walk-off HR was first by LSU since Clay Harris vs. Ole Miss on April 16, 2005 ... game-winning single in bottom of the eighth inning in 3-2 win over Southern (4/4) ... nine-game hitting streak from April 16-30, batting .351 (13-for-37) with three doubles, one homer, five RBI and seven runs ... capped a four-run ninth-inning rally at Florida (5/18) with an RBI single to give LSU a 7-3 lead ... helped LSU to series sweep of Auburn (5/7) with two doubles and a run in Game 3 ... 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in come-from-behind win vs. Tulane (3/7); along with J.T. Wise, provided back-to-back homers in the sixth ... scored a team-high four runs and reached safely in every at-bat vs. Centenary (2/14) ... tied a career high with three hits in season-opening win vs. North Florida (2/10).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Appeared in 44 games (38 starts), batting .246 (32-for-130) with six doubles, one homer, 14 RBI, 18 runs and two stolen bases ... 3-for-5 in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional game vs. Marist (June 3) with two doubles and one RBI ... hit safely in 21 of his first 25 collegiate games, including a 10-game hit streak from March 25-April 9 ... first career homer in 18-10 LSU victory over New Orleans (March 29) ... 3-for-5 vs. Nicholls State (Feb. 12) with two runs and one RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year standout at 5A powerhouse Jesuit High School in New Orleans ... as a senior, batted a state-high .505 with seven homers and 34 RBI leading the Blue Jays to their third consecutive district championship and another state tournament appearance ... shined on the mound, recording a 10-0 record and throwing a one-hit shutout in the 5A state quarterfinals ... played on numerous all-star teams, including Baseball America's World Wooden Bat squad and the Bill Hood Louisiana All-Star team in June of 2003 ... was invited by Baseball America to play at the National Showcase in Lincoln, Neb. ... spearheaded Jesuit to the 2002 5A state title as a starting shortstop ... compiled a .385 batting average on the 2002 season and hit .469 at the state tournament in New Iberia ... also lettered one year in track and field as a javelin thrower. 
 
PERSONAL
Full name is Jerry Michael Hollander III ... parents are Mike and Sheila Hollander ... has one younger sister, Melanie and one younger brother, Mitchell ... interests include hunting, fly fishing, surfing and ping-pong ... chose LSU because of "the tradition of winning in athletics and the quality education opportunity" ... majoring in communication studies at LSU ... born October 30, 1985.

Hollander’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (three times; last 3/22/08 vs. Arkansas)
Hits: 4 (6/1/08 vs. Southern Miss)
Runs Scored: 4 (2/14/06 vs. Centenary)
Doubles: 2 (six times, last 4/21/07 at Miss. State)
Triples: 1 (eight times; last 5/15/08 at Auburn)
Home Runs: 1 (several times)
RBI: 5 (3/10/07 vs. Southern Miss)
Stolen Bases: 2 (3/10/06 vs. Stetson; 3/10/07 vs. Southern Miss)

 

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