March 13, 2006
San Bruno, Calif. - LMU's Chris Pettit has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Pettit paced the Lions' weekend attack on New Mexico State that saw LMU outscore the Aggies 46-14 on the road.
The Lions' outfielder went 9-for-17 on the week for a .529 batting average over four games. He added 10 RBI, eight runs scored, and two home runs. Both home runs came in Saturday's 17-3 win.
Pettit, a 2005 All-WCC first-team selection, also advanced his standing in the Lions' record book with his performance this week. The senior hit five doubles to bring his career total to 55, ranking him sixth all time at LMU. He also was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base to rank him in a tie for 10th all-time at LMU with 47 career stolen bases. He shares the ranking with Joe Ciccarella (1989-91).
While this week's selection is the first of the 2006 season for Pettit, it is the fourth career WCC Player of the Week honor for the senior. It is the second 2006 selection for the Lions, as Brad Meyers earned the Pitcher of the Week honor earlier this season.
Pettit and the Lions host UC Irvine Tuesday at Page Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The game will mark the second mid-week meeting between the two teams, with the Anteaters taking the first contest 6-4 in Irvine in the Lions' first Tuesday game of 2006. Fans can follow all of the action on Lions' All-Access at www.LMULions.com.