Phil Caulfield highlighted the 2016 All-WCC selections for LMU.
LMU put the winning run in scoring position in the ninth, but lost to #25 Long Beach State.
Gonzaga swept LMU by way of a 9-7 victory in 12 innings on Sunday.
Gonzaga scored twice in the first and two more in the ninth to beat LMU, 4-1.
Junior J.D. Busfield tossed his first career complete game to win the finale against Saint Mary's.
Senior day from Page Stadium on May 15, 2016
LMU Baseball series finale against Saint Mary's on Mothers Day Sunday.
West Coast Conference action from Page Stadium on May 6, 2016
LMU Baseball vs Pepperdine, Page Stadium, April 17, 2016
Non-conference action from Page Stadium
Austin Miller completed his third season with LMU baseball in 2016... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors in 2014...second team All-WCC selection as a sophomore in 2015 and an honorable mention selection in 2016... finished first three years ranked second in LMU history for hit-by-pitches (44), fourth in fielding percentage (.995), sixth in stolen bases (58), seventh in sacrifice hits (20) and 24th in on-base percentage (.416)... started 157 of a possible 164 games through his junior year, including first 147 straight (streak ended on 4/20/16 at CSUB)...
2016... honorable mention All-WCC selection... hit .290 with 27 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, three homers and 21 RBI while starting 46 games... hit .310 with 15 runs scored, three doubles, a homer and 15 RBI against conference foes... led the Lions with 18 stolen bases in 22 attempts, with nine of the swipes coming in WCC play... also managed to string together LMU’s longest hit streak of the year, hitting safely in 15 straight from 3/26-5/1 (.373 (22x59) | 12 R | 12 RBI | 2 2B | 2 HR | 6 BB)... belted game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to hand LMU a 2-1 victory over UC Riverside on 4/5... hit safely in 11 straight games from 3/4-3/19 (.327 | 16x49 | 5 R | 3B | HR | 3 RBI)... 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI against San Francisco on 4/8... 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Pepperdine on 4/17... swiped three bags and scored twice on Opening Night at #11 TCU on 2/19... multi-hit game in three of four contests at FIU from 3/4 - 3/6, helping him to 14 on the season... preseason All-WCC selection...
2015... second team All-WCC selection... hit .314 with 43 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, three homers and 27 RBI while starting all 55 games for the Lions in centerfield... reached at a .402 clip and slugged .422 while drawing 17 walks and 16 hit-by-pitches -- tied for fifth-most in LMU history for a single season... swiped 15 bags in 21 attempts to lead the team... also paced the squad in runs, hits and on-base percentage... managed an eight-game hit streak from 4/25-5/12... batted .333 with five doubles, a triple, two homers, 19 runs scored and 14 RBI in WCC play... reached 33% of the time that he led off an inning... batted .315 with runners in scoring position, and .415 with two out... had team-high 15 two-out RBI... 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBI in game one of a doubleheader against Saint Joseph's on 2/21... stole three bases and scored a run at #20 Arkansas on 3/8... scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th to help LMU to the 6-5 victory over Santa Clara on 3/14... 4-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI at Pepperdine on 3/22... first career homer came on 3/24 against #13 UCSB as part of a 3-for-4 night... batted 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and three RBI at Saint Mary's on 4/3... posted team-best 22 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests... amassed six three-hit games and two four-hit games... reached base safely in 45 of 55 games, including a string of 15 straight from 4/11-5/15... preseason All-WCC selection...
2014... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors... batted a team-high .374 with 46 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and 18 RBI while swiping 25 bases in 29 attempts and reaching at a .474 clip... also drew 21 hit-by-pitches, matching the LMU record for a single season... led the team in average, slugging percentage (.451), on-base percentage, runs scored, hits (77), triples, total bases (93) and stolen bases... hit safely in 45 of LMU's 56 games, collecting a team-high 24 multi-hit games... hit .373 with four doubles, a triple, and nine RBI while scoring 21 runs and posting a .449 on base percentage and a .431 slugging percentage in WCC play... also stole 11 bases against conference foes... had a 12-game hit streak from March 21 to April 8 (.426 | 15 R | RBI | 2B | 2 BB | 6 SB | 6 multi-hit games)... posted an eight-game hitting streak from March 4-15 (.515 (17-for-33) | 8 R | 4 RBI | 2B | 3B | 9 SB | 7 multi-hit games over streak)... went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI on February 16 vs. Utah Valley... had a pair of triples and two runs scored in a three-game series against #11 Oregon... stole four bases against NKU on March 7... 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base at Gonzaga on March 30... hit .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored in three games at Gonzaga... first career four-hit game against San Diego State on April 29 (4-for-5 | 3 RBI)... named WCC Player of the Week for the week ending on May 4, batting .643 (9-for-14) with two runs scored, two doubles, a pair of walks, three RBI and three stolen bases... reached safely in each of the last 16 games of the year... recorded six games with multiple stolen bases... batted .392 against left-handed pitching... hit .494 (18-for-77) with six doubles and a triple when batting with runners aboard... batted .328 when leading off an inning... reached base 43 percent of the time when leading off an inning (32-for-74)... registered five two-out RBI...
A 2013 graduate of Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colo... a four-year varsity letterwinner playing for head coach Brian Holmes... named All-League and All-Conference in his junior and senior seasons... Academic All-State selection in 2013 after earning honorable mention in 2012... hit .525 as a junior... finished his senior season with a .500 average... also competed in basketball in high school...
Austin Michael Miller was born February 4, 1995 in Greeley, Colo... son of Alissa and Brent Miller... has two brothers, Justin and Hunter... Special Olympics Volunteer in high school... chose LMU because of the community-based campus and high academic standards... a communication studies major.
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