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LSU right-handed pitcher Samuel Dutton enters NCAA transfer portal

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 9.09.17 AMby:Kaiden Smith06/10/24


LSU right-handed pitcher Samuel Dutton has entered the transfer portal, On3 has learned.

Dutton enters portal after spending all three seasons of his college career with the Tigers. Where he appeared in 57 total games and was a part of LSU’s national championship winning team in 2023.

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In 2022 as a true freshman for LSU, Dutton had on outstanding season. Pitching in 18 games with 11 starts where he posted a 1-1 record and a 5.12 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched with 26 strikeouts and 12 walks. Serving as the team’s Game 3 starter in the final nine SEC regular-season weekends.

His role would change in 2023, pitching as a reliever for the Tigers’ national championship run where he appeared in 19 games. Striking out 21 batters and walking seven in his 20.1 innings pitched with an 7.97 ERA. Making postseason appearances on the mound in the SEC Tournament semifinal against Texas A&M and in Game 2 of LSU’s national championship series with Florida at the College World Series.

This past season Dutton made a career-high 11 starts for LSU and 18 total game appearances. Pitching in 38.2 innings with an 5.12 ERA, also recording 26 strikeouts on the season.

Dutton attended Attended Westbrook Christian High School in Southside (AL), where he was named the 2021 Class 2A Player of the Year and lead the school to their first state championship. Also named a First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball after finishing his senior year 9-0 with a 0.40 ERA and 117 strikeouts, also tying a state record with four no hitters on the season.

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Jay Johnson after LSU loss: ‘I have a broken heart’

LSU‘s magical season came to an end after being defeated by North Carolina 4-3 in extra innings of a winner-take-all Chapel Hill Regional final that advanced the Tar Heels to the Super Regionals and eliminated the defending national champions from the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers did not look like the reigning national champions to start off the season, but rallied for what was one of the most impressive closing stretches to date in The Bayou. Ending the season with a 43-23 record after starting off SEC play 3-12 and winning 14 of their last 20 games on the year. As head coach Jay Johnson reflected on the memorable season following the loss.

“We held the trophy last year and I am as equally proud of my team and our program today as I was that day,” Johnson said. “And where we were in the middle of SEC play to right now is one of the most gratifying coaching years of my entire life.”

“I love these guys: the achievement, the accomplishment, I mean that’s obviously what we’re here to do. Literally means nothing to me, I have a broken heart just simply because I wanted to go to practice Wednesday and I love these guys.”