Billy Wilson was selected in the 28th round on Wednesday.
A Draft Day Feature written by Catherine Galanti
Seniors Tyler Cohen and Billy Wilson were named to the 2018 WCC Baseball Championship All-Tournament team.
Matthew Kanfer connected for a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Tyler Cohen and Nick Frasso combined to toss as a shutout as LMU defeated San Francisco, 1-0.
Photos from the 2017 WCC Championship Tournament from Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif.
West Coast Conference action from Page Stadium April 8, 2017
LMU Baseball vs. Pacific | March 31, 2017 LMU 8, PAC 7
Cory Abbott pitches perfect game in West Coast Conference action at Page Stadium on Mar. 25, 2017
Non-conference match-up from Page Stadium on Mar. 14, 2017
2017... led the Lions with seven homers while hitting .236 with a team-high 43 runs scored, 10 doubles, seven triples and 32 RBI... drew 34 walks and 11 hit by pitches to post a .381 on-base percentage... slugged .471 and stole 19 bases in 27 attempts... posted 14 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI contests... hit .230 in WCC play, but scored 18 runs to go along with two doubles, four triples, four homers and 14 RBI... finished second in the WCC in stolen bases (19) and first in triples (7)... 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI at UC Riverside on 5/8... hit .452 (14x31) with 10 runs scored, 10 RBI, two doubles, three triples and two homers over nine-game hit streak 4/22-5/12... 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases at Portland on 5/19... broke out of 0-for-28 with a 2-for-4 that featured game-tying two-RBI triple vs. Pacific on 4/1... 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI at CSUB on 5/10... 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI vs. San Diego on 4/29... 2-for-3 with two RBI and game-tying triple at Pepperdine on 4/23... posted two hits in four of five games from 4/1 - 4/8... tripled in three straight games (4/1, 4/2, 4/4)... 2-for-2 with three runs scored and a triple vs. Pacific on 4/2... walk-off solo home run in B10 to hand LMU 4-3 victory vs. USC on 3/14 (2-for-5, 2 RBI)... Hit .400 (4x10) with a run scored, three doubles and three RBI in series at Arizona State... go-ahead RBI-single in the top of the 8th to break scoreless game at Cal Poly on 3/10 (LMU W, 4-0)... 2-for-3 with a double at Arizona State on 3/3... 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a double, a walk and four RBI vs. WSU on 2/25... scored three times on 2/27 vs. Washington State... launched first LMU homer of year on 2/19 vs. #19 UCSB (2R HR)... 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. #19 UCSB on 2/18...
2016... started 33 games for the Lions while playing in 49... scored 14 runs and managed three doubles, a triple, a home run and nine RBI... drew 16 walks and 10 hit-by-pitches... went 10-for-13 in stolen base attempts... plated five runs and had five stolen bases against WCC foes... registered a pair of multi-RBI games... posted a hit in three straight games from 3/4 - 3/5 and 4/29 -- 5/1... reached base safely in nine straight games from 4/23 -- 5/8... logged eight two-out RBI... pinch-hit two-RBI single in the top of the 8th at UCLA on 4/12... 1-for-5 with an RBI and a double at Santa Clara on 4/30... 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base on Opening Night at #11 TCU on 2/19... lone homer of the year at SJSU on 2/28... 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base at San Diego on 4/3... scored a pair of runs at SJSU on 2/26... 1-for-4 with two RBI and a double at FIU on 3/5...
2015... hit .271 with 26 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and two homers over 53 games played and 49 starts... drove in 24 runs while slugging .400 and reaching at a .377 clip... drew 16 walks and 15 hit-by-pitches while stealing seven bases... hit-by-pitches were tied for 10th-most in LMU history for a single season... batted .235 with seven runs scored, four doubles, three triples, a homer and 12 RBI in WCC play... swiped three bases against WCC foes... hit .343 with runners on base, including .429 with the bases loaded, and .341 with runners in scoring position... cashed in on eight two-out RBI, hitting .306 with two out... collected a hit in each of his first six collegiate games, including posting multiple hits in three of the six... belted his first career homer as part of a 2-for-4 day with three runs scored and a stolen base at San Diego State on 2/17... 3-for-5 with two RBI against USD in the WCC Championship Tournament on 5/21... bases-clearing three-RBI triple on 3/22 at Pepperdine to highlight a 10-run fifth for LMU... delivered a sacrifice fly to hand LMU the only run it would need in a 1-0 shutout at Grand Canyon on 3/31... pair of triples against USD on 5/1... broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the 10th with what proved to be a game-winning two-RBI double at USF in the series finale that sent LMU to the WCC Championship Tournament... registered a walk-off hit-by-pitch in bottom of the 10th against Gonzaga on 3/27... reached safely in 41 of his 53 games played... posted 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests...
A 2014 graduate of Tolleson Union High School in Tolleson, Ariz... a four-year varsity letter winner playing for coach Scott Richardson... All-League and All-State as a junior and senior... served as a team captain in his final campaign... first team All-Section as a junior and senior after earning a pair of second team selections as a freshman and sophomore... team MVP as a senior... selected to play in the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game... ranked 10th-best prospect from the class of 2014 according to Arizona Varsity Rivals... hit .385 with 41 runs scored, 21 RBI, seven homers and 15 stolen bases as a senior... batted .413 with 44 runs scored, 23 stolen bases and 22 RBI as a junior... finished his high school career with a .352 batting average, 62 RBI, 126 runs scored and 67 stolen bases... also competed in football in high school, earning a pair of All-Section selections...
Billy Wilson was born May 28, 1996 in Vancouver, Wash... son of Paleni and Billy Wilson... has two sisters, Monica and Stephanie... chose LMU because it is a beautiful campus with a friendly community and great coaches... volunteered his time working with the Phoenix Rescue Mission... a sociology major.
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