Left-handed pitcher Riley Cooper becomes 3rd Arizona transfer to LSU
The exodus of players from Arizona following Jay Johnson to LSU continues.
Left-handed pitcher Riley Cooper announced via Twitter Friday evening that he is transferring from the Wildcats to the Tigers.
After much thought and consideration I have decided to further my education and play baseball at LSU. I’m thankful for my time at Arizona and especially my teammates, I wish you all the best. pic.twitter.com/owbD0xSn97
— Riley Jacob Cooper (@Rileycoop) July 17, 2021
In 29 appearances this past season, The 6-foot-2, 264 pounder started two games and posted a 3-0 record with a 4.88 ERA.
In 31.1 innings pitched, Cooper allowed 19 runs (17 earned) on 26 hits. He walked 13 and struck out 20 with a WHIP of 1.245.
Cooper will be a sophomore in 2022. He joins infielder Jacob Berry and pitcher Bryce Collins in following Johnson from Arizona to LSU.
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