Fifteen current Lions players are competing in summer leagues, while 10 former Lions have been active in professional baseball.
LMU will host UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
LMU will host a three-game WCC series against BYU starting on Thursday at 3 p.m.
LMU will conclude the road portion of the regular season on Tuesday.
LMU will conclude the road portion of the WCC schedule this weekend at Portland.
Briefly... Eric Farris completed his third season with LMU baseball... his 60 career stolen bases rank him fourth all-time at LMU after just three seasons of play...
At LMU... 2007... received All-WCC honors for the third straight season, taking home honorable mention recognition as a junior... led the Lions with a .349 average, 46 runs scored, 81 hits, 108 total bases, and 33 stolen bases on the season... was a semifinalist for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes award, placing him among the nation's top-50 players and top-20 infielders... was a three-time WCC Player of the Week during the 2007 season... strung together a 25-game hitting streak spanning 2006-2007... that streak was the longest since the LMU record was set in 1988... his 33 stolen bases on the season was the sixth-best mark in LMU history and the most since 1979... put up two 4-hit games in 2007, at Fresno State and at 28th-ranked Tulane... also had two games with three stolen bases... had the walk-off hit in the Lions' win over UC Davis... also put up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning at Fresno State... coaches considered him the team leader both physically and emotionally... Baseball America listed him as preseason favorite for WCC Player of the Year and the 66th college prospect for the 2007 draft... named MVP of LMU's Crimson and Navy Fall Series... began the year coming off a great summer in the Cape Cod League that saw him earn all-star and All-Cape Cod honors and finish in the top-10 in batting average... 2006... earned All-WCC honorable mention... hit .353 in WCC play and .332 on the season... led team in at bats (220), hits (73), sac flies (7), and stolen bases (18)... ended the season on a 13-game hitting streak... was Baseball America's preseason pick for the WCC's best defensive second baseman... 2005... was a second-team All-WCC selection and a frontrunner in the WCC Freshman of the Year race... was slated to start at shortstop on Opening Day, but missed first six weeks of season due to broken hamate bone... returned in late March to earn the starting second base job and gave the Lions a huge spark defensively... finished the season second on the team in batting average, hitting .345 with 35 starts... had 11 extra base hits, 17 RBI, and was 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts...
High School... a 2004 graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz... was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 42nd round of the 2004 draft ... was a first-team All-Arizona selection... hit .469 with 41 RBI, 50 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases to lead Hamilton to back-to-back state titles in 2003-04... was a Collegiate Baseball/TPX All-American... named Arizona Player of the Year by the East Valley Tribune and the ABCA... prep coach was Mike Woods...
Personal... Eric Michael-Jay Farris was born March 3, 1986, in Sacramento, Calif... son of Elizabeth and Darryl Farris... has two sisters, Jeannette and Jessica... a sociology major.