Tag Archives: Saint Mary’s

John Lally pitched seven strong innings for the win.

CBD Photo Gallery: Lally Leads Lions to St. Mary’s Series Sweep

John Lally pitched seven strong innings for the win.LOS ANGELES — With the wind consistently blowing out to right field, Loyola Marymount reliever Aaron Griffin told his teammates that a fly ball would only have to be hit 250 feet and the wind would carry it beyond the right field wall that stretches from 330 feet down the line to 372 feet in the gap.

Junior catcher Colton Plaia apparently heeded Griffin’s words and hit a pitch 251 feet. With a runner on second in the seventh inning, Plaia knocked a Jordan Mills pitch just barely over the right field fence for a two-run homer. Continue reading

Colton Plaia had a monster day (3-5, HR, 5 RBI).

CBD Photo Gallery: Plaia’s Big Day Leads Lions Over St. Mary’s

Colton Plaia had a monster day (3-5, HR, 5 RBI).LOS ANGELES — On March 3, Loyola Marymount junior catcher Colton Plaia (pictured left) was batting .167. Fellow junior Matt Lowenstein was hitting a woeful .103. But since then, the two have been tearing it up — both batting near .400.

The duo continued its hot hitting Friday afternoon in the Lions 9-4 win over Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference opener at Page Stadium.

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Colin Welmon picked up the win.

Jason Gill Reacts After LMU’s 9-4 WCC Opener

Colin Welmon picked up the win.LOS ANGELES — Loyola Marymount manufactured nine runs on 11 hits in a 9-4 win over St. Mary’s to open the West Coast Conference schedule Friday afternoon at Page Stadium.

Colin Welmon moved to 4-1 on the season with eight effective innings while Matt Lowenstein and Colton Plaia both delivered two singles and an extra base hit. Plaia’s extra base knock was a two-run homer, helping him finish the game with five RBI.

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2012 West Coast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — The University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2012 West Coast Conference baseball championship in a preseason poll of the WCC’s nine head coaches. The Toreros earned five first-place votes and 59 overall points in the poll. Last year’s second place finisher, Gonzaga University, earned 57 points and picked up three first place votes in the annual survey. Continue reading


NorCal Baseball Media Day Recap

The Stanford Cardinal hosted the Northern California College Baseball Media Day yesterday which featured coaches from all six northern California schools including the host Cardinal, Cal, St. Mary’s, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. You can check out the full video interviews below.  Continue reading


St. Mary’s releases 2012 Schedule

MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary’s baseball head coach Jedd Soto has announced the baseball team’s 2012 schedule. The season includes 28 home games at the Gaels’ newly renovated baseball complex, with 12 home contests against West Coast Conference opponents Pepperdine, Gonzaga, newest conference member BYU, and 2011 WCC Champion San Francisco. Continue reading


Construction Begins On New SMC Baseball Stadium

MORAGA, Calif. — Visitors to campus these days will quickly notice a hustle and bustle of activity as construction is underway on the new Saint Mary’s Baseball Stadium.

Important pieces of the new Athletics & Recreation Corridor that was announced last spring, the baseball stadium and a multi-use field adjacent to Saint Mary’s Stadium are the first construction projects to get underway. Continue reading


Top Storylines this Weekend March 11th-13th

Here are some of our top series for this weekend.

Dodgertown Classic

#11 UCLA has dropped consecutive weekend series’ to San Jose State and Nebraska, and hopes to turn it around this weekend.  St. Mary’s (CA) and Georgia travel to Los Angeles to participate in the series.  It would have been great to see UCLA and St. Mary’s face off on Friday, as we would have seen Gerrit Cole go head to head with Mark Anderson, who has had consecutive stellar outings against Oregon and UC-Irvine, throwing a complete game shutout against the previously unbeaten Anteaters. Continue reading


Foley’s Quick Hits for March 4th

The ACC had three of their top programs head on the road for non-conference games on Friday night highlighting the national slate. The 2011 National Champion South Carolina hosted Clemson while Miami made the trip north to Gainesville, and Florida State headed to Athens, GA.  Continue reading