Junior J.D. Busfield tossed his first career complete game to win the finale against Saint Mary’s.
LMU shut out Portland, 3-0, on Sunday to earn a series victory.
LMU will open the 2016 season on the road at #11 TCU this weekend.
Ten former LMU baseball players have been active in professional baseball this season.
Tanner Donnels and Michael Silva were drafted on the final day of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.
Thanks to four straight wins and a sweep in the final series of the season, the LMU baseball team advanced to the 2015 West Coast Conference Baseball Championships this Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23 at Banner Island Ball Park in Stockton, Calif.We caught up with senior Colin Welmon as the Lions prepare for the WCC Championships.
Sixth-year head coach Jason Gill previews the 2014 LMU baseball season.
BASE | LMU 3, Pepperdine 0
BASE | LMU 5, #26 Oklahoma State 2
2015 WCC Baseball Championship - Game 1 vs. USD
10th annual Iggy Awards for Los Angeles Airport Marriott on Apr. 30, 2015.
WCC opener at Page Stadium on Mar. 13, 2015
LMU Baseball vs Saint Joseph's | February 21, 2015
Photos by Glenn Marzano
Game One from Page Stadium
Recipient of the Paul and Patti Fieberg Baseball Scholarship... finished LMU career with the third-best ERA (2.82), third-most wins (28), and third-best walks-per-nine innings mark (2.06) in LMU history... also ranked fourth in innings pitched (374) and games started (55)... selected in the 8th round (227 overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2015 MLB Draft... elected to return to LMU after being selected by the Pirates in the 34th round of the 2014 MLB Draft... three-time All-West Coast Conference selection, including a first-teamer in 2013 and 2014... garnered WCC All-Freshman team selection after his inaugural year... tossed 6.0+ innings in 45 of his 55 career starts... completed 5.0+ innings in all but two starts... recorded a quality start in 22 of his final 29 starts (38 QS in his career)... pitched four straight seasons as #1 starter... named to USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list and the Senior CLASS list in 2015...
2014... drafted by the Pirates in the 34th round of the 2014 MLB Draft... first team All-WCC selection for the second straight year... went 10-2 (.833) with a team-best 2.37 ERA over 14 starts serving as LMU's Friday starter for the third straight year... 10 wins were tied for eighth all-time in LMU history for a single season (most since Billy Traber won 10 in 2000), while his ERA was seventh-best... struck out team-high 58 batters and walked just 19 (3.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio) over 106.1 innings... tossed 7.0+ innings in all but two starts on the season, averaging nearly 7.2 innings per start... posted four complete games, including three straight to finish the year, and all four in his last five starts... included in those four complete games were two complete-game shutouts, both coming against West Coast Conference foes (Pacific and BYU)... 1.61 walks per nine innings ranked third in LMU history... earned the victory in his first start of the year on Opening Night against Utah Valley (7.0 IP | 5 H | R | 5 K)... earned the victory over Northern Kentucky on 3/7 (7.2 IP | 7 H | 2 ER | 3 K)... recorded the victory over Portland on 3/14 (8.0 IP | 6 H | ER | 6 K)... took home WCC Pitcher of the Week honors on 3/24 after a stellar outing against then-No. 17 San Diego on 3/21 (W | 8.0 IP | 7 H | 0 R | 0 BB | 3 K)... earned the victory over Saint Mary's on 4/11 (7.0 IP | 6 H | 3 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 6 K)... tossed second career complete-game shutout at BYU on 4/17 (9.0 IP | 6 H | 2 BB | 3 K | 117 Pitches)... earned the victory against Santa Clara on 4/25 (6.0 IP | 4 H | 4 ER | 4 BB | K)... tossed second complete game of the year against #17 Pepperdine on 5/2 to guide LMU to a series victory (9.0 IP | 6 H | 2 ER | BB | 5 K)... recorded second straight complete game, and second complete-game shutout of the season, on 5/16 at Pacific (W | 9.0 IP | 5 H | 0 BB| 4 K) en route to being named WCC Pitcher of the Week... finished the year with his third straight complete game against Gonzaga on 5/22 in the WCC Championship Tournament (9.0 IP | 6 H | R | 2 BB | 4 K)... won his last six starts on the year from 4/11 through 5/22... went 7-1 with a 2.63 ERA and three complete games (two shutouts) in WCC play... allowed just a .236 batting average against over 68.1 innings in WCC games... opponents hit a measly .167 (14-for-84) with runners in scoring position, including .128 (6-for-47) with runners in scoring position and two out...
2013... first team All-WCC selection after being named 2013 Preseason All-WCC... finished the season with a 5-4 record and a team-best 2.30 ERA in 12 starts... ERA was fifth-best single-season mark in LMU history... struck out 64 batters in 78.1 innings, the second-most innings pitched by a Lion in 2013... held opponents to a .223 batting average... held leadoff hitters to a .208 batting average... held batters to a .200 average with runners in scoring position and .182 with the bases loaded... pitched to a 3-2 record in WCC play... did not allow an earned run over 42.1 innings from 2/15-3/22... earned a victory over #14 Oregon on 2/22 (6 IP, 4 H, 9 K)... nine strikeouts were a career-high... tossed a complete game two-hit shutout against Hawai'i on 2/28 (9.0 IP, 2 H, 6 K, 95 pitches) and faced just one over the minimum... strung together 21 scoreless innings of work from 2/15-3/8... earned a victory over Pepperdine on 3/15 (7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K)... earned a victory over Saint Mary's on 3/22 (7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)... posted 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings of work from 3/8-3/22... was outstanding against #23 San Diego in a 4-0 shutout victory (8.0 IP, 6 H, BB, 9 K)... nine strikeouts matched a career-high...
2012... finished with a 7-4 record and a 3.87 ERA in 15 starts serving as LMU's Friday starter... tossed 95.1 innings, including one complete game... combined on a pair of shutouts... struck out 66 hitters to only 14 walks for a stellar 4.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio... pitched to a 4-3 record in WCC play... WHIP for the entire 2012 season was an impressive 1.29, averaging just 1.32 walks per nine innings... posted first career complete game on May 11 at then-No. 18 San Diego... allowed just five hits and one run while striking out a career-high tying six hitters in that start against the Toreros... tossed six innings and struck out four on Opening Day in his first career start... first career victory came on March 2 at UCSB (6.0 IP - 3 ER)... tossed seven shutout innings at Texas on March 11 but did not factor into the decision... allowed only three singles and struck out two in that game... tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out three vs. Indiana on March 16 to earn a victory... was masterful once again on March 23 at Nevada en route to improving to 3-1, dealing seven scoreless innings and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out five... was his third straight outing tossing seven scoreless frames.. tossed eight innings against Saint Mary's on March 30, earning a victory to improve to 4-1... went 4-0 over five starts with a 1.80 ERA in the month of March... tossed a string of 25 straight shutout frames from the fourth inning of a game at UC Santa Barbara on March 2 through the first inning of a game against Saint Mary's on March 30... walked just one batter over 35 innings in March while striking out 19... WHIP for the month was a measly 0.80, while he also combined on two shutouts... walked the leadoff man in the fourth inning against USF on April 14, snapping a string of 38.2 straight innings without a walk... posted a victory over Portland on April 20... got a no decison after tossing 6.2 innings and allowing two runs to accompany six strikeouts at Long Beach State on May 5... managed a season-best seven strikeouts over five innings against Pepperdine on May 18... earned a victory over Santa Clara on May 25 after tossing six innings... allowed just a .255 batting average from left-handed hitters...