Two veteran pitchers plan to return to LSU for the 2022 season.
Senior pitchers Devin Fontenot and Ma’Khail Hilliard introduced after the second day of the 2021 Main League Baseball draft Monday that they are going to return to LSU for one more season.
After each weren’t chosen within the first 10 rounds of the draft, the right-handed pitchers took the choice to return again underneath new head coach Jay Johnson as he tries to construct a pitching employees for his first season on the helm.
A preseason All-American earlier than this previous season, Fontenot went 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 34.2 innings because the Tigers’ bullpen stopper. The Woodlands, Texas could find yourself as a beginning pitcher in 2022.
Hilliard ended up again on the beginning weekend rotation for LSU final yr after the damage to high starter Jaden Hill, who was drafted Monday together with fellow weekend starter Landon Marceaux. Hilliard, a Central Excessive product, completed 6-0 with a 4.31 ERA in 37.1 innings.
Fontenot and Hilliard will return to LSU for a fifth season by the NCAA’s eligibility extension given to spring-sport athletes because of the pandemic.