Leading role: LSU’s Hess moves to starting role, and bigger leadership role, too

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: Pitcher Zach Hess #38 of the LSU Tigers delivers a pitch against the Florida Gators in the seventh inning during game two of the College World Series Championship Series on June 27, 2017 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE -- Zach Hess' 2017 was stellar.

Now, he will be asked to do, even more.

Hess will move from the bullpen to a starting spot in the LSU pitching rotation. At media day, Hess said he will be asked to be more of a leader, and fill a void left by some all-time Tiger greats.

In 2017, Hess won 7, lost 1.

He struck out 83 hitters, in a 60.2 innings.

LSU opens the season at home with a three games series against Notre Dame February 16th thru the 18th.


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