Nola, LeMahieu off to hot starts in MLB

Nola, LeMahieu off to hot starts in MLB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former LSU stars Aaron Nola and DJ LeMahieu are off to great starts a week into the 2016 MLB season.

LeMahieu, the second baseman for the Colorado Rockies, has a .600 batting average after three games, ranking him No. 2 among National League hitters. He is tied for second in home runs with two and tied for fourth with four RBI.

LeMahieu played two seasons for the Tigers.

In 2008, as a freshman, he batted .337 with 11 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 44 RBI. The next year, LeMahieu batted a team leading .350 with 13 doubles, five triples, 43 RBI and 57 runs. He was named to the College World Series all-tournament team.

Nola, in his first start of the season for the Philadelphia Phillies, pitched a gem against the Cincinnati Reds. He threw seven innings allowing one run, four hits and striking out eight batters. Nola's ERA after his first start is a sparkling 1.29.

Nola, a Catholic High product, played three seasons at LSU.

As a freshman in 2012, Nola finished with 7-4 record, a 3.61 ERA and 89 strikeouts. In 2013 he ended the season with a 12-1 record, a 1.57 ERA and 122 strikeouts. In his final season with the Tigers, Nola went 11-1, with a 1.47 ERA and 134 strikeouts.

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