The Lions concluded the first season under Coach Donegal Fergus with a 10-6 victory over San Francisco Dons at Page Stadium, celebrating Senior Day by honoring 19 seniors. Lions' offensive outburst was led by Christian Dicochea and Diego Baqueiro, who played pivotal roles in the team's scoring. Notably, Dicochea started strong with a triple that set up an early run, while Baqueiro secured three doubles and multiple RBIs. The game saw significant scoring swings, with the Lions ultimately breaking away in the fifth inning and solidifying their lead. Blake Reilly's 3.1 innings of scoreless relief sealed the win, giving him his first collegiate save.

By the Numbers
  • Christian Dicochea: 3 hits, 1 triple.
  • Diego Baqueiro: 3 doubles, multiple RBIs.
  • Blake Reilly: 3.1 innings pitched, 3 strikeouts, 0 runs allowed.
  • Lions finished tied for sixth in the West Coast Conference.
State of Play
  • The Lions ended their season tied with Pepperdine for sixth place in the WCC.
  • Pepperdine advances to the WCC tournament due to a series victory over the Lions.
What's Next

With a new direction under Coach Donegal Fergus, the Lions aim to build on this season's experience and make a stronger push in the West Coast Conference next year. Key players like Dicochea and Baqueiro are expected to play central roles in the team's progression.

Bottom Line

The Lions demonstrated resilience and potential in Coach Fergus's inaugural season, culminating in a spirited Senior Day victory. While they fell short of a tournament spot, the groundwork has been laid for future success.