Billy Traber

Billy  Traber

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Billy Traber pitched for the LMU baseball team during a three-year span that saw the Lions win three-consecutive WCC title and make three NCAA West Regional appearances (1998-2000). Traber's career was highlighted by being named 2000 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year after going 10-4 on the season with a 3.13 ERA. He closed out the regular season with six consecutive wins and finished the season with seven games throwing 10 or more strikeouts. For his career, he threw 11 games with 10 or more strikeouts. Traber went on to earn All-America and First Team All-WCC honors twice. He concluded his three years with 22 wins, 52 starts, 59 total appearances, a 4.42 ERA and 338 strikeouts, second best in school history. His single-game high of 14 strikeouts ties for the all-time program high. Traber was the 15th overall pick in the 2000 draft by the New York Mets, becoming just the second first-round draft pick from LMU.