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.
Stephen Kahn is in his third season with the Lions... named a preseason All-American by Baseball America... coming off a conference pitcher of the year season... coaches say he's even better now... has shown improvement in command and secondary pitches... should be one of the better pitchers on the LMU staff... Baseball America says he has the best draft potential and the best fastball in the WCC... also lists him as one of the nation's top-20 juniors...
Current 2005 season... named the WCC Pitcher of the Week after throwing a nine-inning one-hitter through nine innings against West Division-leader San Francisco... earned his eighth carrer save on February 23 against Chapman... went 6.2 innings and struck out seven against Utah on February 26... worked seven innings and allowed just two earned runs against San Diego on March 18... threw a complete game win against Saint Mary's on May 7... 2004... Named WCC Pitcher of the Year after leading LMU to the Coast Division title and the program's third WCC Championship Series appearance in six seasons ... was a USA Baseball National Team gold medalist... All-WCC first-team selection... was the only Division I pitcher in the nation to make at least 12 starts and not allow a homerun... predicted by Baseball America to be a top-ten college and 23rd overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft... went 7-3 in 16 appearances in 2004... struck out 80 batters in 82.1 innings of work, en route to earning two WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week selections and the Pitcher of the Month honor for April... ranked second in the WCC in ERA (3.61), fifth in opposing batting average (.266), and sixth in strikeouts (80)... preseason top-three WCC prospect selection by Baseball America... threw first career complete game shutout, a 2-0 win with ten strikeouts on April 3, 2004, against Saint Mary's... worked five innings against then-No. 11 Baylor, allowing just two hits and two earned runs in 8-7 win... posted 10 strikeouts against New Mexico State, while allowing just two hits and one unearned run in 2-1 win en route to his first WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week selection of the season... finished with 20 strikeouts in the NMSU series... cruised through middle five innings against Saint Mary's, allowing just one walk and retiring nine of ten batters during that span en route to his second WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week selection... threw eight scoreless innings on 4/16/04 against Santa Clara, coming out of the game only because of the Lions' 8-0 lead... 2003... Completed season with a 5-4 record, with a team-high six saves in 25 appearances... struckout 55 in 47 IP... recorded a save in three straight appearances after his collegiate debut against Cal (2/8)... allowed one run on one hit to preserve 5-3 victory over Washington on Feb. 15... came back the next day to once again pitch ninth inning, striking out the final batter to record another save... pitched ninth inning against Cal Poly (2/21), walking two and striking out two, while giving up no runs on one hit in 5-4 victory... earned first collegiate victory in 8-7 win over San Jose State (3/2), pitching the ninth, striking out two and walking two ... moved record to 2-0, earning first collegiate start against CSUN (3/11), throwing two scoreless innings, striking out three, while allowing three hits... threw a perfect inning, retiring all three batters faced during a 15-5 win over Portland (3/15)... moved to 3-0 on the season throwing two relief innings, allowing two runs on four hits, during a 3-2 win over Cal State Fullerton (3/19)... earned his fourth save in a 7-5 victory over San Francisco on March 23, not allowing a hit, while issuing just a walk in three innings... was dominant against UCR (3/26), pitching three perfect innings, striking out six of the nine batters he faced in relief... earned fifth save of the season, throwing two hitless innings in a 4-1 win over Saint Mary's (4/4), while striking out five and walking two... picked up team-leading sixth save of the season, recording final two outs of the game ...
A 2002 graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, CA... pitched and played second and third base for Coach Todd Cook... earned three varsity letters and was voted MVP of his team as a freshman... named All-Serra League as a senior after defeating Mater Dei High School... served as team's captain during final campaign... was drafted in the eighth round of the 2002 Major League Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers...
Stephen James Kahn was born on Dec. 14, 1983, in Fullerton, CA... son of Stephen Kahn and Lisa Hendrix... has two brothers, Nolan and John, and two sisters, Emma and Ellie... also recruited by CS Fullerton and Arizona State... chose LMU for its baseball program and coaching staff... a sociology major.
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