Tanner Donnels went 6-for-6 with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 13th.
Billy Lockin enters his fourth season with LMU baseball... has had three quality seasons with the Lions, but coaches have seen much growth in the last six months... coming off a great summer in the Cape Cod league, where he was named a East Division All-Star... his ground ball in the Cape League title game moved his teammate to third and a throwing error left Lockin at first, with both eventually scoring for the 5-4 win... ranked third in stolen bases (14) in the Cape League... expected to be one of the best shortstops in the region... selected to the 2004 preseason All-Conference team at shortstop and as the best baserunner in the WCC by Baseball America...
2003... earned honorable mention All-WCC honors... finished season with a .333 average with a team-high 44 runs, 19 stolen bases and 77 hits, along with 31 RBI and 14 doubles... had a team-high 10-game hitting streak... was one of two Lions to go 3-for-5 in a 9-4 win over CSUN (3/11), with a RBI triple and two runs scored... scored the first run in the 3-2 win over CS Fullerton on March 19... went 5-for-11 (.455) with three runs and two RBI in the first series with USF (3/21-23)... went 3-for-6 with a run and two RBI in LMU's 11-6 victory over Long Beach State (4/1)... hit .385 (5-for-13) in a three-game sweep of Saint Mary's (4/4-6), scoring four runs and driving in four RBI... went 3-for-5, with two runs scored against No. 2 Cal State Fullerton on April 8... went 3-for-5 with his second home run of the season against USC (4/15)... hit .455 (5-for-11) in a three-game series against Gonzaga (4/17-19), scoring four runs... had four hits and three runs scored in a 16-10 win over USF on May 9... 2002... hot start of 2002, going 5-for-10 in first five games for the Lions to lead the team in hitting (.500)... named first-team All-America by Jewish Sports Review... finished season as a first team all-conference selection, hitting .371 on the season (sixth in WCC and .421 against the WCC (fourth in the league)... led team with 15 stolen bases, third in the conference... led team with 27 multi-hit games... went 4-for-4 in game three against SMC, going .462 for the week... went 7-for-13 against Pepperdine (.538) with three doubles, raising average 19 points... went .462 in four-game week against USC (4-16-02) and Gonzaga (3 games)... had first career home run against Gonzaga (4-20-02)... went 7-for-13 in the three-game series against USD (5-3/5-5-02)... 2001...appeared in 51 games for the Lions as a true freshman... made 34 starts on the season with 23 coming at second base and 26 in the leadoff position of the line-up... finished hitting .312 on the season... was 43-for-138 at the plate, drawing 19 walks for an on-base percentage of .407, fourth-best on the team... had four doubles and 10 RBI and led team with seven stolen bases in 10 attempts... was tied for second on the team with three sacrifice bunts... had 81 assists, third best on the team... finished the season earning an RBI in four of the final five games, totaling seven of his 10 on the season... his best game was the final game of the season, going 4-for-4 with three RBI in win against Gonzaga (5/13/01)... finished season on five-game hitting streak, and getting a hit in 12 of the last 14 games... during hitting streak he had at least two hits a game... went 2-for-5 with an RBI against USF (5/6/1)... followed that game with a 2-for-5 effort and an RBI and two runs scored against CSUN (5/8/01)... was 2-for-5 again with two RBI against Gonzaga (5/11/01)... had 12 multiple-hit ames in 2001.
a 2000 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, CA... four-year letterwinner for prep coach Bill Sizemore... a first-team All-Ventura County selection at shortstop as a sophomore, junior and senior... in the same seasons, won all-conference and all-league honors... earned All-CIF Thousand Oaks Division I second-team honors as a junior... team's gold glove winner as a sophomore and a junior... led region in hitting as a sophomore and senior...
Billy Jack Lockin was born Nov. 27, 1982, in Tarzana, CA.... son of Howard and Miriam Lockin... father played Triple A baseball after a successful career at CS Northridge... is an only child... came to LMU because of the baseball program... recruited by Arkansas, Pepperdine and University of Pacific... played against Jon Higashi and Jon Oller in high school... undeclared major.
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