LSU baseball lands JUCO pitcher transfer

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.

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