LSU Shreveport baseball coaches Al Cantwell and Brent Lavallee have announced the addition of a trio of junior college transfers that will be added to the 2015-16 roster. The newcomers will add some depth around the infield and outfield as it includes Francisco Rodriguez, Robert Herrera and Mitchell Jackman.
Francisco Rodriguez – 5’9 – 160 – INF – JR – Loiza, Puerto Rico – Bossier Parish Community College
Rodriguez is a very versatile and athletic baseball player. He can and will, play multiple positions on the infield and in the outfield. He can handle the bat well and will put pressure on the opposing team. Last season for the Cavaliers Rodriguez compiled a batting average of .288 with 17 runs batted in accompanied by nine stolen bases.
“Frankie is going to add some good depth to the Pilots on offense and defense. He really understands his game and if he plays the way he can, he will be a big contributor for the Pilots.”
Robert Herrera – 6’0 – 200 – UTIL – JR – Bronx, NY – Bossier Parish Community College
Herrera may be one of the most talented players that will be transferring to LSUS this fall. He has great tools, great instincts, and once he gets comfortable, he will be successful. Last spring he hit .266 for BPCC while smashing four homeruns with 22 RBIs and was second on the team with 12 stolen bases.
“Robert has the ability to be a major impact guy. He can play multiple positions on the infield or either corner outfield spots. He could bring some power to the middle of the Pilots order.”
Mitchell Jackman – 6’1 – 210 – 1B – JR – Coquitlam, BC, Canada – Douglas College
Jackman adds some left-handed power to the Pilots offense. He has played and excelled in a very talented junior college conference and should be a contributor in the middle of the Pilots offense. Last season at Douglas College Jackman posted a .323 batting average with five doubles, led the team with three homeruns and drove in 13.
“Mitchell brings us some nice power from the left side of the plate as well as the ability to hit for average. Look for Mitchell to be a big time run producer.”
— LSUS Sports Information