LMU will play its annual Crimson-Navy Series this week.
LMU baseball will holds its annual Fall World Series this week.
Head coach Jason Gill announced the addition of Ronnie Prettyman as an assistant coach with LMU baseball.
LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.
Non-conference baseball from Page Stadium Feb. 22, 2017
Senior day from Page Stadium on May 15, 2016
LMU Baseball series finale against Saint Mary's on Mothers Day Sunday.
LMU Baseball vs. San Francisco, Game Three at Page Stadium, April 9, 2016
West Coast Conference opener at Page Stadium on Mar. 18, 2016
Ronnie Prettyman recently completed his second season as an assistant coach with the LMU baseball program in 2017. Prettyman came to LMU for the 2016 season after previously serving at his alma mater as a coach within the Cal State Fullerton baseball program.
Most recently, Prettyman helped guide the 2017 squad to a 38-18 overall record and a 20-7 mark in the WCC to earn a share of the West Coast Conference Championship and a berth into the WCC Championship Tournament. The 38 wins are tied for sixth-most in LMU history, and are the most since 2000 (40-19). LMU's .679 winning percentage is fourth-best in LMU history, and the best mark since 1990's .726 percentage. LMU lost just one weekend series en route to capturing its first WCC title since 2000, finishing the year 11-1-1 in weekend sets. The Lions also dropped consecutive games just three times in 2017, and 13 of its 18 losses came by three runs or less.
Serving his second season as hitting coach in 2017, Prettyman saw six of his Lions finish with .300 or better averages - the most in a season for LMU since 2009. LMU's .410 slugging percentage was also best for the Lions since the beginning of the BBCOR era. Finally, the 2017 squad managed the best team batting average (.292) since the BBCOR bat was introduced in 2011. LMU featured seven All-WCC selections in 2017, including position players Phil Caulfield and Jamey Smart on the first team, Jimmy Hill on the second team, Spencer Erdman on the honorable mention team, and Cooper Uhl on the All-Freshman squad.
In his first year with LMU, Prettyman saw the Lions finish the 2016 campaign with a 26-27 overall record and a 13-14 mark in the WCC while playing a tough schedule that featured just 21 home games and no non-conference home weekend series. Following the season, LMU had two of its players selected in the 2016 MLB Draft, as JD Busfield was taken in the seventh round by the Tampa Bay Rays and Cassidy Brown went in the 12th to the Cincinnati Reds. RHP Michael Silva also began his professional career, signing a free agent deal with the Kansas City Royals.
Prettyman helped guide the Titans to a 39-25 overall record in 2015, including a berth in the NCAA College World Series for the 17th time in program history. The run to Omaha was the first since 2009, ending Fullerton's five-year drought without a trip to Omaha - the longest in school history. Cal State Fullerton also claimed its 20th Big West Conference title by way of a 16-5 record.
Prior to his stint with the Titans, Prettyman coached three seasons at Indiana State, including guiding the Sycamores to a pair of NCAA Tournament bids.
In his first season with Indiana State, the Sycamores posted their first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1995. The Sycamores finished the 2012 season with a 41-19 record.
In 2014, Prettyman assisted with the guidance of Indiana State's batters while working defensively with the infielders and catchers. The Sycamores finished the season with a 35-18 mark and received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. Under Prettyman's tutelage, senior shortstop Tyler Wampler was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player Of The Year and drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
As a player at Fullerton, Prettyman helped lead the Titans to the 2004 National Championship. The standout infielder batted .324 and started all 69 games he played in that 2004 season, hitting five home runs and collecting 38 RBI and 53 runs scored to accompany 16 doubles and 14 stolen bases.
A career .332 hitter over three seasons with the Titans, the three-time All-Big West Conference selection notched 51 doubles, 11 triples and 11 home runs to go along with 124 RBI to help lead the Titans to three straight appearances in the NCAA Super Regionals and back-to-back trips to the College World Series in 2003 and 2004.
Prettyman was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB First Year Player Draft, where he signed and played five seasons in their minor league system from 2005-10, playing as high as Triple-A in the Mariners system.
Prettyman, a 2005 graduate of Cal State Fullerton, is married to wife, Tiffiny. His father, Ron, is currently working for the NCAA as the Managing Director of Championships and Alliances, including overseeing the College World Series Championship.
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