Briefly...Samantha Lavino enters her fourth season of LMU softball... ranks in the top-6 in four career pitching categories...
At LMU... 2005...appeared in 12 games, starting seven...had her best performance of the season against Saint Mary's allowing just one run on two hits in a complete game effort... the game was scoreless until the seventh inning... struck out a career-high nine batters against the Gaels... lowered her ERA all season... now ranks among the top 10 pitchers in school history...
2004... was All-PCSC first team... led the Lions in innings pitched (120) and wins (12)...her 12 wins were fourth in the PCSC... gave up only 115 hits in 120 innings... second on the team with a 2.16 ERA... LMU strikeout leader with 79... held opponents to a .243 batting average... pitched five shutouts in 22 starts...
2003... another freshman pitcher who had a solid inaugural campaign for the Lions, going 9-6 in 23 appearances with 21 starts... finished with a 2.26 ERA and 11 complete games... posted three shutout victories and led the team with 70 strikeouts compared to just 48 walks... in the middle of the season had three starts without allowing an earned run in wins over Santa Clara (4/6/03), UC Riverside (4/8/03) and San Diego (4/12/03)...
High School... a 2002 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA...a four year letterwinner in softball...captained the squad her junior and senior years...was a four-time All-South Bay Area and All-Bay League selection...named All-State Division II in 2000 and 2001...was also an All-CIF Division II first-team pick those years...
Personal... Samantha Beth Lavino was born in Playa del Rey, CA...the daughter of Steve and Beth Lavino...names her most memorable moment as winning the Bay League Championship in 2000... Communications major.
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