Niko Decolati was drafted in the sixth round by the Colorado Rockies.
A Draft Day Feature written by Catherine Galanti
Matthew Kanfer connected for a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Three LMU Baseball Players Earned A Spot On The All-Academic Team.
LMU will meet second-seed Gonzaga at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.
Photos from the 2017 WCC Championship Tournament from Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif.
LMU Baseball vs. Oregon - February 24, 2018 Photos by Brad Kinsella
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
2017... WCC All-Academic honorable mention... started 55 games during the season... hit .320 with 39 runs scored, 11 doubles, four homers and 24 RBI... finished second on the team in runs scored... drew 22 walks and led the team in hit by pitches (16) to rank tied for fifth in the category... stole 12 bases in 16 attempts... recorded a .326 on base percentage... hit .304 in WCC play with 19 runs scored and eight RBI while managing a homer and four doubles... posted 18 multi hit games and added five multi RBI games... had an 18 game reached base streak... collected back-to-back three-hit games at Portland on 5/20 and 5/21... went 3-for-4 with a HR and three RBI vs. BYU on 5/25 in WCC Championship Tournament... 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, four runs scored and three RBI at CSUN on 4/25... 10-game hit streak from 4/18-5/10 (.375, 10 R, 10 RBI, 3 2B, HR)... 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI vs. CSUB on 3/29... scored three runs at Saint Mary's on 4/13... swiped a pair of bags vs. UC Irvine on 3/7... went 2-for-5 with a home run vs. BYU on 3/24 (back-to-back with Caulfield)... 2-for-4 at San Francisco on 3/19... 2-for-5 with a double, homer and two RBI at Arizona State on 3/5... also picked up save on the mound in that game... 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI vs Washington State on 2/26... 2-for-4 vs. #19 UCSB on 2/18...
2016... WCC All-Freshman Team selection... hit .306 in 47 games played, including 40 starts... scored 20 runs while collecting six doubles, two triples, four homers and 33 RBI... drew six walks and stole five bases while reaching at a .360 clip... batted .293 with nine runs scored, four doubles, a homer and 11 RBI vs. WCC foes... notched 14 multi-hit games to finish tied for second on the team... managed eight multi-RBI games to place second on the team... was the only Lion to collect a five-RBI day, doing so on 3/5 at FIU (2-for-6 | 3-run homer)... strung together a six-game hit streak twice, including 2/23 -- 3/5 and 4/30 -- 5/10... reached in 11 straight games from 4/9 -- 4/26... hit .316 with runners aboard and reached 42% of the time when leading off an inning... posted .328 average with runners in scoring position... drove in nine two-out RBI... first collegiate hit came vs. #21 USC on 2/23... 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI vs. Hawaii on 4/25... hit .700 (7x10) with a double and a home run in a three-game series vs. Pepperdine... 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI at Pacific on 4/23... go-ahead RBI-double in the top of the 12th at FIU on 3/4 (LMU won game 5-4 in 12)... 4-for-4 at Nebraska on 3/12 before belting HR against the Huskers on 3/13... 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base at UC Riverside on 5/10...
A 2015 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nev... prepped under head coach Mike Hubel... a four-year varsity letter winner, including serving as team captain in his final three seasons... took home All-League honors all four seasons... 2015 Southern Nevada Player of the Year as a senior... All-Area selection in 2013, 2014 and 2015... garnered All-State recognition in his final three seasons, including first team honors as a junior and senior... belted eight homers and hit .414 as a junior... had 10 homers and a .418 average with a 1.404 OPS in his senior year... finished career with 21 home runs and a .368 average...
Nicholas Quinn Decolati was born August 12, 1997 in Boulder, Colo... son of Kelly and Christopher Decolati... father played baseball at University of Northern Colorado... has one brother, Derek... chose LMU for the location, baseball program, academics and kinesiology program... a health and human sciences major.
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