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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on why more people should go to the Loyola Marymount (LMU) baseball games. If anything, that list has only grown since the start of the season.
I know how excited everyone is for the start of the MLB season. I feel the same way. Long, cold months without baseball and actually having to do work instead of watch a game is pretty tortuous. It seems like forever since Major League Baseball was upon us, but now it’s back. If you can’t make it to see your favorite pro team, and even if you can, here are just a few reasons to come out to watch the Lions.
2017 is shaping up to be quite a historic season. At the beginning of the year, LMU beat Arizona State for the first time in 21 years. Pitcher Cory Abbott recorded the first perfect game in LMU school history against BYU. The Lions swept a series for the first time this weekend against West Coast Conference opponent, University of the Pacific. In fact, the Lions have won almost every weekend series they’ve played, going 6-0-1.
They are currently on a hot streak, with a 19-10 record. The Lions won 8 games in a row for the first time since 2009. LMU holds a firm second place in the WCC, with a 6-2 conference record. If they hold on to one of the top four spots in the conference, the Lions will advance to the WCC tournament after the regular season. The tournament in its current form has taken place since 2013, and LMU has gone twice since then.
LMU hitting has really impressed, as well. In the last few games, LMU has dominated with 2 grand slams, back to back home runs, and Billy Wilson’s trio of triples in as many days. Perhaps even more impressive than his hitting is Wilson’s speed around the bases, scoring from first twice this week, and leading the WCC in stolen bases.
On top of all this, LMU has walked-off three times this season, including last weekend against Pacific and Tuesday versus non-conference opponent UC Riverside.
The chemistry on the team is magical. The Lions are having fun and playing their best – and it shows. History is in the making. Don’t you want to be a part of it?
The Lions hope to extend their streak as conference play resumes when the Santa Clara Broncos visit the Lions at home this weekend.
Learn more about LMU baseball’s schedule and news here.