Joe Silva enters his third season at LMU after transferring from Lynn (FL) University in 2000-01...can run the bases well and will be a strength in rightfield...has shown improvements at the plate and will bat between the sixth and eighth position.
2002 Season Notes at LMU...
Entered starting line-up against Texas and went 2-for-3...followed that start with a 2-for-3 outing against San Diego State...went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI against USC...had first home run as a Lion to tie the game in 7-5 win over Pepperdine (4-14-02)...was 1-for-4 with a triple during a start against USF (5-12-02)...was 2-for-3 in two appearances against Portland...hit .318 on the season (21-for-66).
2001 Season Notes at LMU...
Made 19 appearances in first year at LMU...made five starts...struggled at the plate with only one hit in 28 at-bats (.036)...scored five runs...had three RBI...added a sacrifice fly and sacrifice hit...his hit came in 1-for-3 outing against Missouri, a two RBI single...2000 Season Notes at Lynn University...played one season at Lynn University in South Florida...played the entire infield for coach Gregg Kilby...was voted Sunshine State Athlete of the Week.
He graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in 1999...had a 4.2 grade point average...a three-year letterwinner at Bishop, he played for three different coaches in Pat Foster, John Fitzsimons and Andy Masatino...was the team captain for his final three years...was named all-area in South Bay his junior and senior seasons...was an All-Del Rey selection in his final two seasons...in both 1998 and 1999 was voted the team most valuable player...participated in the senior all-star game in 1999.
Joe Silva was born Dec. 10, 1980 in Corvallis, OR...he is the son of Joe Silva, Jr. and Debra Ortega...has a younger brother, Jason...father played baseball at East Los Angeles College...chose to return to California and LMU for its academics and baseball program...was recruited by Santa Clara, Oklahoma State and USC...a biology major.
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