LSU added a left-handed picther for the 2014 with the arrival of Henri Faucheux from Shelton State Community College.
Faucheux, a 6-foot, 185-pound native of LaPlace, was a two-time High School All-American at Riverside Academy in Reserve.
“Henri is a solid college left-handed pitcher who has a mid-to-high 80s fastball and a big, sharp, overhand curveball that will eat up left-handed hitters with regularity,” Tigers coach Paul Mainieri said in a statement.
“We will look for him to develop a quality change-up to add to his arsenal so that he can log more innings for us as a more complete pitcher,” Mainieri continued. “At a minimum, we see Henri being a situational lefty to get tough left-handed hitters out.”
LSU will begin conditioning drills and individual workouts Sept. 3. Classes start Monday.
The Tigers begin their six-week, full-squad fall practice session on Sept. 29. The 2014 season starts Feb. 14 when LSU plays host to the University of New Orleans in Alex Box Stadium.