LeBlanc allows just three hits and two runs - both unearned - in fastest contest in school history
2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games with 10 starts...went 0-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 55.0 innings of work...allowed 47 hits and 23 runs - 22 earned - while walking 27 and striking out 33...held opponents to a batting average of .235...led all starters in batting average against (.235)...tied for second on the team in appearances (14)...third on the team in starts (10) and innings pitched (55.0)...made his collegiate debut in a 4.0-inning start against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/16), striking out three...fanned four in 4.0 innings of relief against Sacred Heart (3/3)...pitched 0.1 innings of relief at California (3/7)...struck out two in a 3.0-inning start against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/12)...picked up the loss at Southeastern Louisiana 93/18) in 2.2 innings of work...started against LSU (3/25), throwing 2.0 innings of one-hit ball...got the loss in a start at Louisiana-Lafayette (4/1), allowing four runs on six hits in 2.0 innings...struck out three in 2.0 innings of relief at Southeastern Louisiana (4/9)...pitched 2.2 innings of relief against Rice (4/11)...pitched four-straight weekend-opening contests of 7.0 innings or more starting at Charlotte (4/17), striking out four and allowing two runs in 7.1 innings...fanned five while allowing no runs and four hits in 7.0 innings against Wichita State (4/25)...struck out a career-high six while giving up three runs against Southern Miss (5/2) in 7.0 innings...pitched 7.0 innings of two-hit ball while allowing no runs at UAB (5/9)...threw 4.0 innings against FIU (5/15), striking out one.
About Corey Merrill
Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Lutcher High School in Lutcher, La....pitched, played third base and shortstop for the Bulldogs...helped lead his team to a 29-4 record and the LHSAA State Championship during his senior year...posted a 4-1 record and a 0.70 ERA while also batting .390 during his senior campaign...earned First Team All-State honors during his senior year...named to the First Team All-District team during his sophomore, junior and senior years...also played summer ball for the Akadema Prospects...lettered three years in golf at Lutcher High School, and also qualified for the state tournament during his eighth grade year...lettered twice in swimming and once in basketball as a forward for the Bulldogs.
Personal: Born Corey Carter Merrill on October 11, 1994...son of Mary Beth and Carter Merrill...has two older brothers and one old sister...plans to study business management at Tulane.