Former Lion David Fletcher has been called up by the Los Angeles Angels.
Ten former Lions have appeared in professional baseball this summer, including Jason Wheeler for the Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball.
LMU defeated Portland, 7-3, to earn a spot in the WCC Championship Tournament.
Ten former LMU baseball players have been active in professional baseball this season.
Tanner Donnels and Michael Silva were drafted on the final day of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
2015 WCC Baseball Championship - Championship Game vs. Pepperdine
2015 WCC Baseball Championship - Game 2 vs. Pepperdine
2015 WCC Baseball Championship - Game 1 vs. USD
10th annual Iggy Awards for Los Angeles Airport Marriott on Apr. 30, 2015.
Final game of three-game WCC series at Page Stadium
David Fletcher played two years at LMU before being drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels... earned Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... garnered American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings second team All-West Region honors as a freshman... claimed WCC Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors in his first season as a Lion... added a second first team All-WCC nod as a sophomore in 2015... hit .318 with 69 runs scored and 31 stolen bases while starting every game for the Lions at shortstop over his two years... hit safely in 71 of his last 87 games overall... also reached in 40 of his last 44 games, 65 of his last 70, and 77 of his last 83... went hitless in three straight games just once in his two-year career... named 2015 LMU Male Athlete of the Year...
2015... drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels... garnered first team All-WCC honors... batted .308 with 14 doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 RBI while playing stellar defense at shortstop... hit .310 with 14 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, a homer and 12 RBI in WCC play... was listed on the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List - an award given to the top shortstop in the nation... stole 14 bases in 17 attempts... preseason All-WCC selection... 2015 LMU Male Athlete of the Year... registered a hit in each of the first four games of the season to extend his hitting streak to 19 games dating back to 2014 ... matched a career-high with 3 RBI against San Jose State on 2/15, all coming on a bases-clearing 3-RBI double ... posted 3 hits and 3 stolen bases at San Diego State on 2/17 ... 3 more hits and 2 RBI against Saint Joseph’s (G2) on 2/21 ... first career HR as part of a 3-for-5 day with 3 runs scored at #20 Arkansas on 3/8 ... 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a stolen base, a triple and two RBI - including the game-winning RBI-triple in B10 - vs. Santa Clara on 3/14 ... perfect 3-for-3 with 2 run scored, a double, a stolen base and a walk vs. Hawaii on 3/25 ... hit safely in all 3 games againt Gonzaga, including going 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double and an RBI on 3/27 ... 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI against BYU on 4/9 ... posted 3 RBI against UNLV on 4/14 ... had 2 hits and a double in each of the first two games at Portland ... collected second homer of the year at Portland on 4/24 ...
2014... earned Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... garnered American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings second team All-West Region honors... claimed WCC Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors... hit .329 with 37 runs scored, six doubles, two triples and 28 RBI while starting all 56 games for the Lions at shortstop... hit safely in 30 of LMU's last 32 games, including a team-high 15-game hit streak to finish the year... finished second on the team in batting average, runs scored, hits (73), stolen bases (17-for-21) and multi-hit games (21)... reached base at a .362 clip while drawing 13 walks and two hit-by-pitches... led the team with 15 sacrifice bunts... finished third on the team in RBI hitting out of the first and second spots in the order, posting seven multi-RBI games... fielded .967 with just 10 errors on 306 chances... 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI at #13 UCLA on March 4... batted .417 (5-for-12) with three runs scored, a double and three RBI over a three-game series against Northern Kentucky... 4-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double at Long Beach State on April 8... batted .343 with three doubles, a pair of triples, 15 runs scored and 15 RBI in WCC play... slugged .412 and reached at a .386 clip in conference games... was 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts in WCC play... hit .313 when leading off an inning... batted. 378 with runners on base, including .344 with runners in scoring position... managed six two-out RBI...
A 2013 graduate of Cypress High School in Cypress, Calif... a four-year varsity letterwinner playing for head coach John Weber... served as team captain in his senior season... named All-State and All-CIF his junior and senior seasons, including CIF Player of the Year as a senior... the 2013 Empire League Player of the Year... ranked 279th-best prospect in the country according to Perfect Game and led his team to the 2013 CIF Championship at Dodger Stadium... also named 83rd-best prospect in California according to Baseball America... hit .437 with 38 runs scored and 23 stolen bases as a senior... spent his summer playing in the Alaska League where he was a Gold Glove winner and named best professional prospect...
David Owen Fletcher was born May 31, 1994 in Orange, Calif... son of Fernanda and Tim Fletcher... father played football at Saddleback Junior College... has one brother, Dominic, and one sister, Dariana... also considered UCLA and UC Irvine, but chose LMU because of the outstanding baseball program... a psychology major.
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