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Three-peat: Farris Named WCC Player of the Week

May 14, 2007

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - For the third time this season, Eric Farris is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Farris hit .467 on the week to lead LMU to the WCC series victory over Portland in the final weekend of league competition.

The Lions' junior hit .467 (7-for-15) over four games this week against 25th-ranked Cal State Fullerton and Portland.

He totaled three stolen bases on the week to bring his season total to 33, the most for any Lion since the 1970s.

Farris also tallied three runs scored and three RBI as the Lions' leadoff hitter. He had three extra base hits on the week, including two doubles and a home run over the Mikos Blue Monster to give him a slugging percentage of .800 and an on-base percentage of .556.

The Lions' shortstop was walked three times, including once intentionally in the bottom of the ninth Sunday against Portland. He was also perfect defensively on the week.

Farris went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases at 25th-ranked Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday.

The weekly honor was the third selection of the season for Farris and the fourth of his career. Elvis Herrera (player) and Brian Wilson (pitcher) have also earned weekly selections from the WCC this season.

Farris and the Lions host 11th-ranked Long Beach State Tuesday in the Lions' final game of the 2007 campaign. Don't miss the season finale at 3:00 p.m. at Page Stadium. Fans who can't make it to the park can catch the action on Lions' All-Access audio and Gametracker at www.LMULions.com.

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