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LSU pitcher Hill out for remainder of 2021 season

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LSU junior righthander Jaden Hill (0)
LSU junior righthander Jaden Hill (0)(LSU Baseball)
Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 5:45 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU starting pitcher Jaden Hill, a projected top five pick in this year’s upcoming 2021 MLB Draft, will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

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According to head coach Paul Mainieri, Hill has a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of his right elbow. Hill was injured in the second inning of Friday night’s game against No. 1 Vanderbilt after throwing 34 pitches.

The diagnosis of Hill’s injury was confirmed Monday by team doctors after they conducted an examination of his elbow.

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“It’s heartbreaking for all of us to receive this news but it’s especially disappointing for Jaden as a young man who has such a bright future in baseball,” said Mainieri. “We will do everything we can to support Jaden in his return to full health. He has a tremendous work ethic and I’m very confident he will overcome this setback.”

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On the season, Hill (2-3), a junior from Ashdown, Ark. had thrown 29.2 innings, allowed 23 runs on 29 hits, and struck out 25 batters.

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