Billy Wilson highlighted the play from the Lions over the summer.
Niko Decolati is batting .357 in 14 games played for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League.
LMU put the tying run just 90 feet away in a three-run ninth inning, but ultimately fell 5-4.
LMU will open the WCC Championship Tournament on Thursday vs. BYU.
Cory Abbott was named WCC Pitcher of the Year to lead a pack of seven LMU honorees.
LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.
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
Non-conference action on fourth and final game of series at Page Stadium, Feb. 27, 2017
2017... first team All-WCC... hit .326 appearing in all 56 games and starting 55... scored 35 runs and collected team-high 41 RBI... notched 11 doubles and six homers... drew 23 walks and stole three bases... led the team in WCC play hitting .394 with 24 runs scored, six doubles, four homers and 24 RBI... posted LMU's lone five RBI game vs. Portland 5/21... posted a 14-game reached base streak during the season... managed 21 multi-hit games... led the team with 11 multi-RBI games... hit safely in 40 of 56 games played... back-to-back games with three hits and a HR in each at Portland on 5/20 and 5/21... went 3-for-6 with a homer, two runs scored and career-best 5 RBI at Portland on 5/21... 6-game hit streak from 4/25-5/10 (.385, 5 R, 8 RBI, 2B, 2 HR)... 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI at Gonzaga on 5/13... 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI at CSUN on 4/25... 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI at Pepperdine on 4/21... 9-game hit streak from 3/31-4/13 (.531, 17x32, 11 R, 7 RBI, 6 2B, HR, 5 BB)... went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI vs. CSUN on 4/18... 3-for-4 with a double vs. #30 Washington on 4/10... 3-for-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI vs. Santa Clara on 4/8... 3-for-4 with a run scored vs. BYU on 3/23... drew three walks at USF on 3/19... hit the game-tying two-RBI single in T9 to force extras at Cal Poly on 3/11 (LMU W, 6-5 in 10)... 2-for-5 with an RBI at Arizona State on 3/5... 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and two RBI vs. Washington State on 2/25...
2016... hit .270 while appearing in all 53 games and starting 49... scored 22 runs and collected eight doubles, two triples, three homers and 27 RBI... drew team-best 28 walks and four hit-by-pitches while stealing one base... slugged .391 and reached at a .383 clip... committed just four errors while playing first base... batted .255 with 11 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two homers and 18 RBI in WCC play... amassed 16 walks in conference play... posted 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games... strung together a six-game hit streak from 4/30 -- 5/8... reached safely in 34 straight contests from 2/23 -- 4/20, and reached safely in all but four games for the year... reached 54% of the time when leading off an inning... posted 12 two-out RBI to finish second on the team in the category... collected a go-ahead three-RBI triple in the top of the 7th at Pacific as LMU earned the victory and the series win... batted .364 (4x11) with two runs scored, a homer and four RBI over three games at BYU... belted a homer as part of a 3-for-5 day where he drove in all four of LMU's runs on 3/26 at BYU... 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Pepperdine on 4/16... went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles on 3/1 vs. UC Irvine... two-RBI double to tie the game vs. Saint Mary's on 5/8... first career home run was a pinch-hit solo shot in the 8th inning at #24 Long Beach State on 3/15...
2015... emerged as a threat off the bench as a pinch hitter, hitting .346 over 26 at bats in the pinch... hit .375 overall on the year while appearing in 36 games and starting six... scored six runs while posting a pair of doubles and 11 RBI... slugged .417 and reached at a .423 clip... batted .435 with eight RBI and a double over 23 at bats against WCC foes... amassed a .367 average with runners on base, including .400 with runners in scoring position... hit .400 with two out, and drove in three two-out RBI... notched his first career hit and RBI with a pinch-hit RBI-double vs. San Jose State on 2/15... made first career start on 3/15 vs. Santa Clara at designated hitter, going 1-for-2... collected a hit in each of the three games at Pepperdine, including going 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI on 3/22... first multi-hit game of career (2-for-4) on 5/15 at San Francisco... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI against USD on 5/21 in the WCC Championship Tournament...
A 2014 graduate of Athenian High School in Danville, Calif... four-year varsity letter winner playing for head coach Rick Steen... served as a team captain as a senior... All-BCL East selection in all four years of play... garnered All-State honors as a junior and senior... selected to USA Baseball Northern California NTIS team in 2011, 2012 and 2013... played for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League in 2014... carried a .598 batting average over his four years of high school baseball... hit .641 with 18 runs scored and two homers as a senior... also competed in basketball where he was a three-time All-League selection...
James Michael Smart was born May 9, 1996 in San Ramon, Calif... son of Susan and Roy Smart... chose LMU because he could get a great education while playing baseball... volunteered at baseball clinics in Tijuana during high school... an entrepreneurship major.
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2018 Baseball Schedule Announced
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Fall Practice Underway for LMU Baseball
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The 2nd Annual BeerFest Was a Hit
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WCC Announces 2017-18 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
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Lions in the Pros Summer Update