BYU Takes on LMU to Begin WCC Tournament
STOCKTON, Calif. - No. 1 seed BYU baseball will face No. 4 seed LMU to start West Coast Conference Tournament action on Thursday, May 23, at 3 p.m. PT at Banner Island Ballpark.
Coming in with the top seed in the tournament for the first time after claiming the regular season championship, the Cougars are looking for their second WCC Tournament title after winning it all in 2017.
BYU finished the regular season with a 36-15 record, 18-9 in conference, and are ranked No. 24 in the nation by Baseball America.
Senior right-hander Jordan Wood will get the start against LMU, coming in with a 4.48 ERA and a 5-3 record as an every week starter this season for the Cougars.
BYU won two of three games at LMU this year, losing the first game 5-1 before winning 8-5 and 10-3 in the last two contests.
The Cougars are 5-7 all-time in four previous WCC Tournament appearances. Overall, BYU has played in 27 conference tournaments that have featured four teams or more, winning six (1983, 1985, 1988 in the WAC; 2001, 2002 in the MWC; and 2017 in the WCC). The Cougars have also won eight best-of-three conference championship series in WAC divisional play (1949, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1968, 1971, 1979, 1981). BYU has won regular season titles in 1989, 2001, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
No. 2 seed Gonzaga and No. 3 seed Saint Mary's make up the other half of the double elimination tournament with the winners and losers of the first two games playing each other on Friday. For the complete schedule, click here.
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