LSU baseball releases 2017 roster, schedule
A four-week period of fall conditioning drills and individual workouts will begin next week with Coach Paul Mainieri suggesting an impact from the incoming class should be immediately felt. The new roster features a signing class of 13.
“(LSU recruiting coordinator/hitting coach) Andy Cannizaro and I were just saying that our best class may have come with the veteran players who decided to stay here,” said Mainieri, a three-time National Coach of the Year entering his 11th season at LSU. “It's pretty remarkable to have four drafted players of that caliber remain in school, and we're very grateful that they made the decision. Their veteran presence combined with our other returning players and a tremendous recruiting class give us a lot of optimism for a very significant 2017 season.”
LSU’s six-week, full-squad practice session begins later next month with the 2017 season kicking off in The Box on Feb. 17 when the Tigers take on Air Force.
Mainieri says the schedule should be challenging with 11 teams that advanced to NCAA regionals last season present.