LMU Hosts UC Irvine Tonight in Home Opener

Feb. 20, 2018

TONIGHT: LMU will open the home portion of the schedule tonight when it welcomes UC Irvine to Page Stadium for a 6 p.m. contest ... the Lions and Anteaters will meet twice this year, with the return trip to Irvine scheduled for March 27 ... links to live stats and video can be found at LMULions.com.

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LMU: Is 0-3 to start a season for the first time since beginning the 2010 season 0-6 ... has dropped three straight games for the first time since losing the last four to finish 2016 ... played for the WCC Championship three of the last four years (losses to Pepperdine in 2014 and 2015, loss to BYU in 2017) ... last earned an NCAA berth in 2000 ... is picked to finish fifth in the WCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll ... is also picked ffith according to D1Baseball.com ... is 6-4 on Opening Day under head coach Jason Gill (lost to #19 UCSB in 2017 & vs. Oregon this year).

LION TRACKS: LMU went 0-3 beginning the year at the 2018 Marucci Desert Classic hosted by UNLV over the weekend ... the Lions opened the year against Oregon, suffering a 6-1 setback before dropping a game to Indiana State, 8-2, on Saturday ... LMU scored five runs in the first inning on Sunday at host UNLV, but the Rebels eventually battled back to win, 11-10, in 10 innings following a bases-loaded balk committed by junior Codie Paiva ... LMU scored first in two of the three games (Oregon and UNLV) ... the Lions allowed a .315 average against while hitting just .231 offensively ... LMU’s starting pitchers lasted a combined 11.1 innings, surrendering 14 runs en route to being saddled with two losses and an ERA of 11.12.

BREAKOUT GAME?: LMU managed 12 total bases and 2 RBI over the first two games of the year combined, but exploded for 25 total bases and 9 RBI at UNLV on 2/18 ... the Lions posted 2 doubles, 2 triples and 2 homers in the game.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: In its 36th season as the home of Lion baseball in 2018, George C. Page Stadium is also in its fifth year under the lights ... the 2018 LMU baseball schedule features 24 home games ... LMU went 17-10 last year at home after going 9-12 at home in 2016 ... the Lions, who have posted a 560-420-4 (.571) overall record in the park’s 35 seasons, have claimed six conference titles while calling Page Stadium home ... the first Page Stadium conference title came in 1986, when the Lions posted a 24-8 record at home ... the best record came in 1988, when LMU was 30-5 at home (.857) ... LMU’s historic first game in Page Stadium was played on March 19, 1983, with a 5-1 loss to Cal State Fullerton ... one of the staples of the venue, the Mikos Blue Monster in left field stands 130-feet wide and 37-feet tall.

TICKET PACKAGES ARE ON SALE: Season ticket packages for the 2018 season are now on sale ... new ticket plans start at $50 for a General Admission season ticket, while Reserved season tickets can be purchased for $99 ... members of LMU’s Little Lions Club also get into all LMU home baseball games as part of the membership, while students, faculty and staff with a valid One Card also receive free General Admission access to every home game ... Reserved season tickets behind home plate include a nameplate on your chair identifying your seat(s) ... fans can also package a mini plan to include any five home games this year, with prices starting at $30 ... General Admission mini plans provide access to all General Admission areas of Page Stadium, while a Reserved mini plan secures a seat in the chair-back sections behind home plate ... General Admission mini plans can be purchased for $30, while Reserved mini plans cost $50 ... to purchase season tickets, mini plans or single-game tickets, please contact the LMU Box Office at 310-338-5466 or visit LMULions.com/tickets.




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