LMU collected six extra-base hits, including a grand slam from Jimmy Jack.
Briefly... Angelo Songco is in his third season with LMU baseball... is expected to be one of the top players in the West Coast Conference and will be a staple of the Lion outfield...
At LMU... 2008... garnered All-WCC First Team honors... named to the College Baseball Foundation's Preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch List... Rivals.com and Baseball America Preseason All-Conference selection... started 51 of LMU's 55 games... finished the season batting .356 with 36 runs scored, 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 48 RBI, 130 total bases and a .681 slugging percentage... ranked first on the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage (.432), RBI, home runs, walks (22) and total bases... batted .429 with 17 runs scored, nine doubles, six home runs and 23 RBI in conference games alone... finished the year ranked second in the WCC in home runs, third in slugging percentage, and fourth in total bases and doubles... notched a career-high four hits against Saint Mary's on April 12... posted two home runs against Gonzaga on May 18, totaling a career-high tying four RBI against the Bulldogs... hit safely in each of the last 10 games of the season... posted 19 multiple-hit games, including 10 two-hit, eight three-hit and one four-hit performance... homered in back-to-back games on three occasions, including March 14 and 15 versus Cal, March 22 in a doubleheader at Cal State Northridge, and May 4 and 10 versus Santa Clara and Arizona State... won Cape Cod League Home Run Derby with eight home runs in the first round and five in the second... 2007... selected as a Freshman All-American by both Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball... also named WCC Freshman of the Year... selected to both the All-WCC and All-WCC Freshman teams... played in all 56 games for the Lions... led the team in doubles (22), RBI (33), and slugging percentage (.528), and was second on the team with a .321 batting average, 36 runs, and four home runs... led the Lions in WCC play in batting average (.392), hits (29), doubles (10), slugging percentage (.635), and on-base percentage (.464)... had 20 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games... had a season-high three RBI on May 6 in a loss to Gonzaga... led the Lions with eight outfield assists...
High School... a 2006 graduate of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif... earned four varsity letters for Coach Randy Thompson... was a three-time team captain and two-time All-League selection... competed against current LMU teammates Trevor Gee and Ryan Hawthorne in high school...
Personal... Mario Angelo Saldaña Songco was born September 9, 1988 in Van Nuys, Calif... son of Maria and Antonio Songco... has three brothers, Marco, Ryan, and Nico... a sociology major.
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