Sept. 19, 2006
Spokane, Wash. - LMU baseball's Chris Pettit has been named a Pioneer Baseball League All-Star. Following his four-year standout career at LMU (2003-06), Pettit spent his rookie season as a center fielder for the Orem Owlz.
Pettit helped his Orem Owlz to a South Division title after hitting .336 in 68 games. He finished in the Pioneer League's top-3 in slugging percentage (.566), and top-5 in RBI (54) and batting average.
With 25 doubles, three triples, and seven home runs, almost half of Pettit's hits were for extra bases.
After earning a degree from LMU in sociology, Pettit was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 19th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He was selected as the Angel's 582nd overall pick. Pettit, a four-year starter for LMU, was selected by a fellow Lion, Angels scout Bobby DeJardin (1986-88).
Pettit, a 2005 All-WCC first-team selection, finished his LMU career ranking in the top-10 all-time in five different offensive categories. Most notably, Pettit was among LMU's top-5 baserunners, finishing with 57 career stolen bases.