SEC Pitcher of the Week (April 9, 2012)
A polished left-handed pitcher who throws three pitches for strikes and records a lot of strikeouts ... velocity has increased since high school from the 83-85 range up to the 88-92 range ... worked as one of the top relievers for LSU last season and may contend for a starting role in 2013 ... played his freshman season at Nicholls State before transferring to Delgado CC in New Orleans.
Made 22 relief appearances, recording a 4-0 mark with a 3.49 ERA in 28.1 innings with 12 walks and 26 strikeouts ... 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA in 12.2 SEC regular-season innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts ... posted relief win over Tulane on May 1, allowing no earned runs on one hit in one inning with two strikeouts ... relief win over Southeastern Louisiana (April 25), firing two shutout innings with no hits, one walk and four strikeouts ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 9 after posting two wins in two relief appearances, including a brilliant outing against Florida on April 7 ... worked six innings in two appearances, allowing one run on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts ... posted the relief win over Florida April 7 in the Tigers' series-clinching win, allowing just one hit in four scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... earned first career LSU win April 3 vs. Louisiana College - allowed one run on two hits in two innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Posted an 8-3 mark at Delgado CC in 2011 with 80 strikeouts and a 3.43 ERA ... worked six innings in a combined no-hitter (seven-inning game) in August 2011 for the Louisiana team at a summer league tournament in Johnstown, Pa.; he recorded eight strikeouts and two walks in the outing ... posted 350 strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA during his career at Thibodaux (La.) High School, where he earned all-State and all-District recognition ... also played outfield and first base in high school.
Full name is Brent Michael Bonvillain ... parents are Tom Bonvillain, a professor at Nicholls State, and Louise Grabert ... has one older sibling, Lyndsey ... majoring in general studies at LSU ... born October 10, 1990.
Bonvillain's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 4.0 at Florida (4/7/12)
Strikeouts: 5 at Florida (4/7/12)
Hits Allowed: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/23/12)
Runs: 2 twice, most recently vs. Mississippi State (5/23/12)
Earned Runs: 2 vs. Mississippi State (5/23/12)
Walks: 2 twice, most recently vs. Lamar (4/18/12)