Former LSU ace Aaron Nola signs contract with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WAFB) - The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with former LSU pitching ace Aaron Nola on Tuesday.

Nola was selected seventh overall by the Phillies in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

The junior right-hander had a 30-6 career record in his three seasons with the Tigers, averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

In 2014, Nola was 11-1 with a 1.47 ERA and ranked second in the nation in strikeouts with 134. He also led the SEC in innings pitched (116.1) and opponent batting average (.172).

Nola was named SEC Pitcher of the Year two years in a row and was also named a First Team All-American twice. Nola is 3rd in LSU's history for strikeouts.

Nola was named one of three finalists for the 2014 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and one of the five finalists for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

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