LSU Baseball Recruiting

LSU Baseball Recruiting – 400,000 Fans in Attendance Every Year

Summary

LSU is recognized by many as one of the top Division 1 baseball programs in the nation. With multi-million dollar facilities, thousands of fans in attendance, and a history of success, the LSU baseball program is able to attract some of the best high school baseball prospects through their recruiting efforts.

LSU competes in the highly competitive SEC West, so every year, they face up against Mississippi State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and other high quality programs within the conference. They also schedule challenging non conference games against schools like Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma.

The LSU baseball program has a significant following through their student body, alumni, and local fans. This is evident in the game attendance figures that they produce year in and year out. Over the past 20 years, LSU has consistently finished as the top attendance baseball program in all of college baseball.

At a single game, there are typically 11,000 fans in attendance. Thousands of fans combined with rowdy college students creates for a very exciting environment. The high level of attendance and enthusiasm also helps the LSU baseball program with their recruiting efforts. When a prospective player experiences the atmosphere at an LSU home game, a commitment typically follows shortly after.

Head Coach

Over the last 13 seasons, the LSU baseball program has been under the trusty leadership of Paul Mainieri. As the head coach for the Tigers, Mainieri has posted an impressive 603–260–3 record, which places him second in all times wins for the program.

Prior to LSU, Mainieri was the head coach at the University of Notre Dame for 11 years, and The United States Air Force Academy for 6 years. His coaching career spans across 3 decades and well over 1,000 wins as a college head coach.

In 13 seasons at LSU, Mainieri has led the team to 5 College World Series appearances and a National Championship in 2009. Mainieri has also earned some pretty impressive accolades including the NCBWA Coach of the Year in 2015 and the Baseball America Coach of the Year in 2009.

LSU Baseball Facilities

The LSU Tigers have been lucky enough to call Alex Box Stadium their home field since 2009. It is one of the nicer baseball facilities across the NCAA, and has the feel of a minor league stadium.

Alex Box Stadium was originally designed to seat about 8,500 people. A few additional sections have been added over the years, which bring it to its current capacity of about 11,000 fans.

Just outside of the stadium, players have access to a pavilion that contains several indoor batting cages. This facility allows players to practice year-round, in close proximity to where their home games are held.

LSU baseball players also have access to a state of the art strength and conditioning facility. With over 10,000 square feet, the facility contains Olympic lifting stations, dumbbell stations, medicine balls, cardio equipment, and just about any other piece of exercise equipment you can imagine.

LSU Baseball Alumni

As an elite college baseball program, LSU is no stranger to producing professional baseball players. The list of drafted players that LSU has produced is in the hundreds. On a given year, LSU normally has 7 or 8 MLB draft picks, a few of which are typically in the first two rounds.

As we all know, getting drafted and having a career in the big leagues are two very different things. There are currently about 20 LSU players in the MLB, some of which are pretty recognizable, including Alex Bregman, Aaron Nola, and DJ LeMahieu.

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