The defending national champions have landed another pitcher in the transfer portal. Jay Johnson has secured a commitment from 6-foot-4, 185-pound left-handed pitcher Conner Ware from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.
Ware is a kid who has baseball in his blood. His brother, Bryson Ware, was a senior at Auburn last year. Conner made six appearances in the 2023 season for the Pearl River Wildcats, making six starts and finishing the year with a 1.59 ERA. He pitched 17 innings and struck out 28 hitters while only walking three. That’s a stat that you can live with.
LSU suffered from a lot of pitching injuries last season so it is nice to know there is another high-quality arm in the bullpen. For all I know, Johnson could turn this kid into a starter. He was 3-0 in games he started and the furthest he went was six innings. Ware will be a name to keep an eye on next spring.
#LSU baseball news: Tigers landed a JUCO commitment from LHP Conner Ware today.
Ware posted a 1.59 ERA last season at Pearl River Community College. pic.twitter.com/qcSgEKM4kP
— Koki Riley (@KokiRiley) September 20, 2023