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Farris Named WCC Player of the Week

March 12, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - LMU baseball's Eric Farris was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week after leading the Lions to a 3-1 week that featured a road series victory over 28th-ranked Tulane. Farris and the Lions (10-12-1) have won six of their last seven games.

Over the course of the four-game week, Farris went 9-for-19 (.474) with five stolen bases, six runs scored, and three RBI. His two extra base hits led him to a .579 slugging percentage. He also had an on-base percentage of .500.

The Lions' second baseman, Farris was also perfect defensively, recording 11 putouts and 15 assists.

In the Lions' two road wins over 28th-ranked Tulane, Farris went 7-for-10 as the leadoff batter.

LMU had topped Cal State Northridge 9-8 in a comeback win at Page Stadium earlier in the week.

The WCC Player of the Week selection was Farris' second of the season, as the junior earned the conference's first weekly honor after the Lions swept Sacramento State to start the season. This week's nod is his third career selection.

With no mid-week game on the schedule, Farris and the Lions will prepare for a three-game weekend series at UC Santa Barbara. The series will mark the Lions' third straight weekend on the road.

-GO LIONS-