LMU Baseball vs. Cal State Northridge - March 13, 2010 Photos by Mark Mauno
LMU Baseball vs. UC Irvine - February 20, 2010 Photos by Scott Cunningham
Xavier Esquivel is in his fourth season with LMU baseball... 49th-round draft pick of the New York Yankees in 2009, but elected to return for his senior season... nine career saves entering this season rank seventh in LMU record books... five saves in 2009 place him tied for eighth in the LMU record books for a single season...
2009... drafted in the 49th round by the New York Yankees, but elected to return to LMU for his senior season... appeared in 19 games for the Lions, all in relief... collected a team-best five saves, tying for eighth in the LMU record books for a single season... saves mark also ranked fifth in the WCC for the season... posted a 2-4 record with a 5.09 ERA in 23 innings of work... notched 28 strikeouts and walked 12... in WCC play alone, went 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in five appearances over six innings... tossed a season-high 2.1 innings against UC Riverside on March 10... punched-out four hitters on two occasions, including Fresno State on March 20, and Portland on April 5... recorded victories over Cal State Northridge and Holy Cross... held left-handed hitters to just a .229 average on the season... allowed just one home run over his 23 innings on the hill, an average of .39 per nine innings...
2008... finished the year with a 4-5 record and a 6.91 ERA after appearing in 19 games, starting five... totaled 43 innings pitched and 29 strikeouts... posted a team-best three saves... tossed a season-high 6.2 innings against Santa Clara on May 3... posted victories over UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Portland and Pepperdine... tallied a career-high six strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work against Saint Mary's on April 13... garnered Northwoods League All-Star accolades during the summer... finished the season with a 2-0 record, 12 saves, 32 strikeouts and a 0.33 ERA in 24 appearances for the St. Cloud River Bats... named Perfect Game USA's "Best Relief Pitcher" following his summer season...
2007... tied for the team lead with 28 appearances, making four starts for the Lions as a freshman... pitched a season-high 7.0 innings, giving up two runs, and striking out a season-high four batters in a 9-8 win over Cal State Northridge on March 6... pitched five innings, recorded three strikeouts, and gave up one run in a 3-1 victory over San Diego State on April 10... recorded his first career save on April 28 at Santa Clara, pitching the final 2.1 scoreless innings en route to a 7-6 victory... also had a good fall season, earning Most Valuable Pitcher honors during LMU's Crimson and Navy Fall Series...
a 2006 graduate of Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, Calif... was a four-time All-Mount Baldy League selection for coach Joe Marcos... served as captain his senior season... played for the San Diego Padres scout team...
Xavier C. Esquivel was born September 5, 1988 in Pasadena, Calif... now calls Chino, Calif. home... son of Rosalinda and Ceferino Esquivel... has a younger brother, Allende... majoring in business administration.
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