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J.P. France
J.P. France

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Luling, La.

High School:
Archibishop Shaw

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
04/04/1995

B/T:
R/R


2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games with four starts...went 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA in 35.0 innings...recorded one save, and was a part of one combined shutout...allowed 40 hits and 25 runs (23 earned) while striking out 36 and walking just seven...36 strikeouts tied for third on the team...became the first true freshman to start on opening day for the Green Wave since 1991, as he allowed three hits and struck out nine in 7.0 innings on his way to a combined shutout against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/14)...pitched 4.0 innings in back-to-back starts at Louisiana Tech (2/21) and against Sacred Heart (3/1)...made his first relief appearance versus Arkansas (3/8), pitching 2.2 innings and striking out three...allowed four hits and six runs in his final start of the season at East Carolina (3/15) in the second game of a doubleheader...fanned four in 5.2 innings of work against Middle Tennessee (3/22) to pick up a win...notched his lone save of the year in 0.2 innings of work against UTSA (4/4) in the second game of a doubleheader...credited with the loss after allowing five runs on five hits in 0.0 innings against Rice (4/13)...struck out two in each of his last three contests: against Wichita State (4/26), against Southeastern Louisiana (4/6) and at UAB (4/11).

About J.P. France

Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner at Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, La....played pitcher, first base and third base...helped lead his team to a 22-13 record, and went to the 2nd round of the LHSAA State Playoffs during his senior season...posted a 7-1 record with an 0.37 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 64.1 innings of action during his senior campaign...earned First Team All-State, All-District and All-Metro honors during his junior and senior seasons while also earning All-District honors in his sophomore year...named to the Clarion Herald Elite Team during his junior and senior years...earned All-Metro Pitcher of the Year for large schools...was the District 9-4A Player of the Year in 2013...named the Westbank Quarterback Club Player of the Week four times during his career...played summer ball with the Akadema Prospects under former Green Wave and MLB Pitcher Jake Cressand.

Personal: Born Jonathan Patrick France on April 4, 1995...son of Kimberly and Parrish (Pat) France...plans to study environmental biology at Tulane.

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