#22 Jeff Walker
INF/DH 6-0 200 Sr.
Sunnyvale, CA/Canada JC
In his final season as a collegiate player and his second at LMU after transferring from Canada Junior College...a returning All-WCC performer will be one expected to lead the team after returning from last year's third straight conference champion...a designated hitter that will be looked to improve defensively to give the Lions time at first base...was one of the more productive hitters in the fall...excellent pure hitter in the middle of the Lions' line-up...his strength is his strength...will be an important leader for the Lions...worked during the fall to improve defensively...was in weight room throughout off season to improve defensive strength...has decent speed for his size...will be expected to be in starting throughout the season.
2000 Regional Notes
Finished the three games as a DH, hitting .250 (2-for-8)...finished with a double and two RBI.
2000 Season Notes
In his first season after transferring from Canada Junior College, he was named to second team All-WCC as a DH...played in 47 games for the Lions last season, including 42 starts as the DH...versatile in the line-up, hitting in the second spot in 14 starts, seventh spot in 15 starts and also hit in the fifth, sixth and eighth spot...tied for third on the team with 10 home runs...hit .338 in 148 at-bats (50 hits)...his .622 slugging percentage was eighth in the WCC...He finished 10th in the WCC with a .441 on base percentage...had 20 extra base hits, in addition to 10 HRs, includes eight doubles and two triples...He is perfect on the base paths, stealing seven bases in seven attempts...had 13 multiple hit games, including two three-hit games and a four hit game...went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two doubles in 16-13 win over Cal Poly (3/25/00)...went 4-for-6 in battle against UCLA (2/15/00), which included a home run, three runs scored and three RBI...had a multiple HR game against Santa Clara (3/24/00)...in the 20-4 win, Walker had six RBI, a career high...the Lions were 32-10 when Walker started at the DH spot and 13-2 when he hit in the seventh spot in the line-up.
A 1997 graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA...earned two varsity letters, both as a member of the baseball team during his junior and senior seasons...captained his senior squad...earned Central Coast and West Catholic All-League honors in his final campaign...hit .398 as a senior with five home runs and 36 RBIs...guided his senior squad to the Central Coast playoffs...played for prep coach Chris Bradford.
Jeffrey Michael Walker was born September 7, 1979 in Mountain View, CA...he is the son of Niles and Francis Walker...has one brother, David...was recruited by Cal State Fullerton, South Alabama and Santa Clara...majoring in history, he aspires to become a teacher.
Walker's Career Highs AB 6, at UCLA (4/4/00) R 3, Four times (Most recent - vs. Saint Mary's, 3/31/00) H 4, at UCLA (4/4/00) RBI 6, vs. Santa Clara (3/24/00) 2B 2, vs. Cal Poly (2/25/00), at Santa Clara (5/13/00) 3B 1, vs. Utah (2/20/00), vs. Santa Clara (3/25/00) HR 2, vs. Santa Clara (3/24/00) BB 2, vs. CS San Bernadino (2/29/00), vs. Gonzaga (5/7/00) SB 2, vs. San Diego (2/22/00) CS None HBP 2, Three times (Most recent - vs. Gonzaga, 5/7/00) SAC 1, vs. San Diego (4/22/00) SF 1, vs. Santa Clara (3/25/00), at San Francisco (4/30/00) GDP 1, at UC Santa Barbara (3/01/00), vs. San Diego (4/22/00) K 1, Five times (Most recent - at San Francisco, 4/28/00) PO None A None E None
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