OMAHA, Neb. — LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri announced Sunday that senior Russell Reynolds will be the Tigers’ College World Series finals Game 1 starter.
Reynolds (1-1, 8.59 ERA) has been with LSU since 2013 when he posted a 1-0 record and 1.89 ERA in 19 innings. His season was cut short that year when he injured his shoulder and underwent surgery, which kept him out for the entire 2014 season.
Reynolds returned in 2015, posting a 2.95 ERA in 36.2 innings. Since 2015, Reynolds has served primarily as a bullpen performer after making four starts as a freshman.
The fifth-year senior threw one scoreless inning in LSU baseball’s 13-1 loss to Oregon State last Monday. He’s thrown 1.2 scoreless innings with 1 walk and 1 strikeout in his last three outings.
LSU faces off against Florida in the College World Series finals, beginning at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Reynolds will start Game 1 and senior left-hander Jared Poché will start Game 2. If a third game is necessary, junior ace Alex Lange will take the hill.
The first team to win two games will be the national champion. Stay posted to SEC Country throughout the week for live updates from Omaha.