Kelowna Falcons

Lions Turned Falcons

In just his second season with the Loyola Marymount University Lions infielder Brandon Shearer (pictured) is hitting .284 this season with 23 hits, a homerun and 20 RBI in 25 games played.

Defensively he’s collected 16 putouts and 43 assists, third most on the Lions roster.

From last season to this, he has shown tremendous growth.  A year ago he saw action in only 17 games and hit .143, had three runs scored and two RBI.  His first career hit came in pinch-hit opportunity at FIU on March 6 and made no mistake.

Back in high school he was a three-year varsity letter winner, including serving as team captain in his senior season.  He also competed in soccer and was a scholar-athlete.

He was born in Santa Monica, California to Brenda and Michael Shearer.  His father actually played baseball at LMU in 1980. That was one of the reasons he’s attending LMU along with its a beautiful campus with great academics, and for the opportunity to further his baseball career.  He’s an entrepreneurship major.

Rookie righty Braydon Salzman has appeared in 11 games, all out of the pen and is 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA thus far.  He’s thrown 15 innings and has struck out 18 batters while collecting a save as well.

Last year at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, California he was a four-year varsity letter winner and served as team captain his last two years  He garnered All-League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and tossed a no-hitter in high school as part of 18 straight innings pitched without allowing a run.

He was born in Mission Viejo, California and is the son of Lisa Ramirez and Lawrence Salzman.  He chose LMU because he heard it was a fantastic academic school to attend with a good baseball program.  He is an undeclared liberal arts major.

Photos courtesy of LMU Athletics

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