New Orleans, Louisiana 2022-06-24 15:08:00 –
Up-and-coming junior right-handed Christian Little from Vanderbild has committed to LSU.
I posted a photo on Instagram from behind the home plate of Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday and committed on Friday.
This is the third player and second pitcher that LSU brought from the transfer portal this offseason. Having struggled a lot this season, in Johnson’s words, there is little depth to the “running out of bullets” staff in the NCAA Hattiesburg area. This year, Little posted 3.72 ERA of 38 ⅔ innings with 46 strikeouts and 127 walkthroughs.
He came out primarily from the bullpen, but Little got off to a three-time start, including one against LSU in May. His longest outing as a starter was four innings against Georgia. He allowed 3 runs with 5 hits, shot 4 hits and walked 2 of the 19 batters he faced.
Little also posted a save to Texas A & M on April 29, allowing one hit, one run, five hits, and two walks when doing four innings.
Little entered Vanderbild early as a freshman and graduated early from high school at the age of 17 in the 2020-21 season to enter the SEC. He recorded 5.48ERA from 11 out of 14 appearances to 42⅔ innings.
His father, Chris, was drafted in the 12th round of the 2001 MLB Draft, pitched to a Low-A affiliate at the Montreal Expo in 2003, and played eight seasons of independent baseball before retiring.
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