Lions Return To Smith Field For Final Home Series Of 2018
Sami Strinz-Ward was named WCC Co-Coach of the Year while seven players earned All-WCC honors.
Alicia Brown hit her record-setting 19th double of the season in LMU's 3-2 win over Pacific.
LMU hosts Pacific Thursday and Friday at Smith Field.
Senior Meghan von Behren went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against the Gaels.
West Coast Conference play begins on Friday and the LMU Sports Network spoke with head coach Sami Strinz-Ward and players before the games.
Game one of West Coast Conference doubleheader from Smith Field
Doubleheader at Smith Field on Mar. 22, 2016
LMU softball against Harvard at Smith Field on Mar. 15, 2016
LMU Tournament action from Smith Field on Mar. 11, 2016
Game one of double header from Smith Field
Posted a 7-14 record over 31 appearances, including 18 starts and 9 complete games ... Threw a 4.37 ERA with 55 strikouts ... Tossed 125.0 innings and three shutouts ... Struck out eight for a season high in a complete game against BYU (Apr. 8) ... Fanned six in a five innings North Dakota State (Feb. 10)
Posted a 13-9 record over 36 appearances, including 24 starts and 12 complete games ... Led the team with a 3.15 ERA ... Tossed 149.0 innings and three shutouts ... Struck out five in a complete game against UMBC (Feb. 12) ... Fanned four in a complete game against Boston University (March 10) ... Fanned five against Santa Clara (April 30).
LMU's No. 1 pitcher went 20-15 in 43 total appearances, including 34 starts and 23 complete games... 2.90 ERA with six shutouts and a pair of saves... struck out 77 in 212.2 innings of work... tossed back-to-back five-inning shutout wins over Bakersfield (Feb. 28) and Howard (Mar. 4) in which she gave up just one hit in each outing... went on to record four more shutout victories... fanned a season-high six in a complete-game, 5-2 win over Seattle (Mar. 21)... first collegiate at bat game against Howard (Mar. 4)... she hit an RBI-single in the 12-2 win.
Made 19 starts and appeared in the circle 30 total times during her freshman campaign... went 6-12 with a 4.81 ERA... tossed eight complete games... first collegiate win was a 6-3, complete-game performance versus Harvard (Mar. 19)... scattered seven hits and fanned five in the win... pitched a season-high 9.1 innings in an eventual 2-1 setback at San Diego (Apr. 18)... struck out a season-high six in five innings of work against Hawaii (Mar. 26).
A 2013 graduate of Moorpark High School in Moorpark, CA... four-year varsity letterwinner... first team All-Marmonte League honors as a junior and senior... second team All-Marmonte League selection as a sophomore.
Rachel Lauren Farrington was born February 28, 1995 in West Hills, CA... parents are Marianne and Mark Farrington... has two older brothers, Damian and Scott, and two older sisters, Amber and Nicole... has volunteered at Skid Row... chose LMU because the school and coaches both fit her well... English major.
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