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Lamar Cardinals
2020 Lamar Cardinals baseball team
Lamar Cardinals wordmark.svg
Founded1952
UniversityLamar University
Head coachWill Davis (4th season)
ConferenceSouthland
LocationBeaumont, Texas
Home stadiumVincent-Beck Stadium
(Capacity: 3,500)
NicknameCardinals
ColorsRed and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010
Conference tournament champions
Sun Belt: 1993, 1995
Southland: 2002, 2004, 2010
Conference champions
Southland: 1971, 1975*, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2003, 2004
*Co-Champions
Sun Belt: 1993

The Lamar Cardinals baseball team represents Lamar University and competes in the Southland Conference of the NCAA's Division I. The team is coached by 3rd year head coach, Will Davis following Jim Gilligan's retirement at the end of the 2016 season. Except for five seasons (1987–1991), the Cardinals baseball team had been coached by Jim Gilligan since 1973.[2] With over 1000 career wins as a head coach, Gilligan was one of the most winning coaches in NCAA history.

The Cardinals baseball team leads the Southland Conference with 10 regular season titles.[3] The Cardinals also won one Sun Belt Conference regular season title in 1993. In addition, the Cardinals have won three Southland Conference tournament titles and two Sun Belt Conference tournament titles. In the 2010 season, the Lamar was seeded seventh in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament, went undefeated through the tournament, and was crowned the conference champions. The team received a bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and played TCU and Baylor. Over the years, the Cardinals have appeared in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament thirteen (13) times.

Coaches[edit]

NCAA Division II[edit]

Lone Star Conference[edit]

  • JB Higgins (1952–1954)

(Baseball was discontinued from 1955–1966.)

NCAA Division I[edit]

Southland Conference[edit]

  • Bob Frederick (1967–1968)
  • Bill Vincent (1969–1972)
  • Jim Gilligan (1973–1986)
  • David Perkins (1987)

American South Conference[edit]

  • David Perkins (1988–1991)

Sun Belt Conference[edit]

  • Jim Gilligan (1992–1998)

Southland Conference[edit]

  • Jim Gilligan (1999–2016)
  • Will Davis (2017–Current)

Lamar career coaching records[edit]

Coach Number
of
Seasons
Overall Record Winning
Percentage
Coaching Records
J.B. Higgins
3
20–32
.385
Bob Frederick
2
33–20
.622
Bill Vincent
4
59–75–2
.441
Jim Gilligan
14
475–299–6
.614
David Perkins
5
120–152–2
.442
Jim Gilligan
24
878–595–1
.596
Will Davis
1
33–25
.569
Overall
52
1,586–1,211–10
.567

(Records reflect game results through May 25, 2017.)

Year-by-year results[edit]

Information Source:[4]

Year-by-Year Results
Year Coach Record Conference Record Conference Notes
Played home games at Stuart Stadium
1952 J. B. Higgins 7–5 1–1 Lone Star
1953 J. B. Higgins 9–13 2–6 Lone Star
1954 J. B. Higgins 4–14 2–6 Lone Star
No team from 1955 through 1966.
Played home games at Price Daniel Field
1967 Bob Frederick 14–12 1–2 Southland Conference
1968 Bob Frederick 19–8 3–2 Southland Conference
Played home games at Cardinal Field / Vincent Beck Stadium
1969 Bill Vincent 14–12–1 4–3 Southland Conference
1970 Bill Vincent 20–17 8–4 Southland Conference
1971 Bill Vincent 16–21–1 9–3 Southland Conference SLC Champion
1972 Bill Vincent 9–25 6–12 Southland Conference
1973 Jim Gilligan 11–15 6–8 Southland Conference
1974 Jim Gilligan 23–21 9–6 Southland Conference
1975 Jim Gilligan 27–26 10–5 Southland Conference SLC Co Champion
1976 Jim Gilligan 35–15 10–5 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1977 Jim Gilligan 37–14–2 13–2 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1978 Jim Gilligan 40–15 14–6 Southland Conference
1979 Jim Gilligan 44–16–1 15–5 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1980 Jim Gilligan 46–22–3 15–5 Southland Conference SLC Zone Champion
1981 Jim Gilligan 54–26 12–4 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1982 Jim Gilligan 36–28 13–3 Southland Conference Forfeited 24 games and SLC title – ineligible player
1983 Jim Gilligan 38–32 9–8 Southland Conference SLC Zone Champion
1984 Jim Gilligan 45–22 16–2 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1985 Jim Gilligan 35–24 15–2 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
1986 Jim Gilligan 33–23 9–6 Southland Conference
1987 David Perkins 40–19 15–1 Southland Conference SLC Zone Champion, NCAA Regional
1988 David Perkins 20–31–1 4–11 American South Conference
1989 David Perkins 26–31 8–7 American South Conference
1990 David Perkins 16–37–1 3–12 American South Conference
1991 David Perkins 18–34 6–11 Sun Belt Conference
1992 Jim Gilligan 32–21 10–9 Sun Belt Conference NCAA's biggest turnaround of 1992 – 14 game improvement
1993 Jim Gilligan 44–18 13–5 Sun Belt Conference SBC Champion, SBC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional
1994 Jim Gilligan 36–23 16–8 Sun Belt Conference SBC West Division Champion (Tie)
1995 Jim Gilligan 38–24 16–11 Sun Belt Conference SBC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional
1996 Jim Gilligan 26–29 11–16 Sun Belt Conference
1997 Jim Gilligan 32–19–1 13–11 Sun Belt Conference
1998 Jim Gilligan 26–27 15–9 Sun Belt Conference
1999 Jim Gilligan 34–21 12–14 Southland Conference
2000 Jim Gilligan 27–27 11–16 Southland Conference
2001 Jim Gilligan 37–24 13–14 Southland Conference
2002 Jim Gilligan 36–24 16–11 Southland Conference SLC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional
2003 Jim Gilligan 40–18 20–6 Southland Conference SLC Champion, SLC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional
2004 Jim Gilligan 41–16 18–8 Southland Conference SLC Champion, NCAA Regional
2005 Jim Gilligan 38–23 16–11 Southland Conference
2006 Jim Gilligan 35–23 19–11 Southland Conference
2007 Jim Gilligan 34–25 20–10 Southland Conference
2008 Jim Gilligan 35–23 20–10 Southland Conference
2009 Jim Gilligan 38–22 20–13 Southland Conference
2010 Jim Gilligan 35–26 16–17 Southland Conference SLC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional
2011 Jim Gilligan 29–27 15–18 Southland Conference
2012 Jim Gilligan 22–30 12–13 Southland Conference
2013 Jim Gilligan 39–20 27–10 Southland Conference
2014 Jim Gilligan 31–25 20–13 Southland Conference
2015 Jim Gilligan 21–31 10–19 Southland Conference
2016 Jim Gilligan 35–19 20–10 Southland Conference
2017 Will Davis 33-25 16-14 Southland Conference
2018 Will Davis 19-36 13-17 Southland Conference
2019 Will Davis 18-36 9-21 Southland Conference
Overall 1,623–1,283–10 (Pct: .558) 675–492–0 (Pct: .578)

(Records reflect game results through May 18, 2019.)

Lamar Cardinals in the NCAA Tournament[edit]

Year Record Pct Notes
1976 0–2 .000 Arlington, TX Regional; Lost to Texas (2–3), Lost to Miami, FL (0–6)
1977 0–2 .000 Arlington Regional; Lost to Miami, Ohio (0–1), Lost to New Orleans (2–5)
1979 1–2 .333 Austin Regional; Defeated Brigham Young (3–2), Lost to Texas (4–6), Lost to Brigham Young (7–4)
1981 1–2 .333 Austin Regional; Defeated Stanford (6–5), Lost to Texas (2–3), Lost to Stanford (1–9)
1984 2–2 .500 Austin Regional; Lost to Texas (0–6), Defeated Oklahoma (4–3), Defeated UNLV (10–5), Lost to Texas (5–6)
1985 3–2 .600 Austin Regional; Lost to Oklahoma (1–9), Defeated LSU (4–3), Defeated Houston (10–9), Defeated Oklahoma (7–5), Lost to Texas (2–10)
1987 0–2 .000 Austin Regional; Lost to Texas (5–6), Lost to Indiana State (5–10)
1993 0–2 .000 College Station Regional; Lost to UCLA (1–6), Lost to Texas A&M (5–10)
1995 2–2 .500 Wichita Regional; Defeated Wichita State (13–11), Lost to Stanford (1–8), Defeated Wichita State (4–1), Lost to Stanford (9–16)
2002 1–2 .333 Austin Regional; Lost to Baylor (2–4), Defeated Central Conn. St. (9–4), Lost to Baylor (9–10)
2003 3–2 .600 Austin Regional; Defeated Arkansas (3–2), Lost to Texas (3–7), Defeated Arkansas (7–3), Defeated Texas (6–2), Lost to Texas (3–6)
2004 0–2 .000 Houston Regional; Lost to Texas A&M (3–14), Lost to Rice (3–6)
2010 0–2 .000 Fort Worth; Lost to TCU (3–16), Lost to Baylor (4–6)
TOTALS 13–26[4] .333 13 NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances

Conference Tournaments[edit]

Year Conference Record %
1967 Southland 1–2 .333
1968 Southland 3–2 .600
1989 American South 1–2 .333
1992 Sun Belt 2–2 .500
1993 Sun Belt 4–1 .800 Champions
1994 Sun Belt 4–2 .666
1995 Sun Belt 5–1 .8333 Champions
1997 Sun Belt 0–2 .000
1998 Sun Belt 1–2 .333
2001 Southland 3–2 .600 Finalist
2002 Southland 4–0 1.000 Champions
2003 Southland 0–2 .000
2004 Southland 4–0 1.000 Champions
2005 Southland 3–2 .600 Finalist
2006 Southland 2–2 .500 Semi-finalist
2007 Southland 1–2 .333
2008 Southland 3–2 .600 Finalist
2009 Southland 2–2 .500 Semi-finalist
2010 Southland 4–0 1.000 Champions
2011 Southland 0–2 .000
2013 Southland 3–2 .600 Semi-finalist
2014 Southland 0–2 .000
2016 Southland 0–2 .000
2017 Southland 0-2 .000
Total Southland 33–26 .559 17 Appearances
Total American South 1–2 .333 1 Appearance
Total Sun Belt 16–10 .615 6 Appearances
Total Overall 50–38 .568 24 Appearances

Major League Baseball[edit]

Players in the Majors[edit]

Many Lamar players have gone on to play in Major League Baseball.

Players drafted by Major League teams[edit]

Lamar has had 88 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LU Visual Standards (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Jim Gilligan Scholarship Established for Baseball LAMAR CARDINALS Official Athletic Site". Lamarcardinals.com. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  3. ^ http://www.southland.org/fls/18400/pdf/Baseball,%202010.pdf?SPSID=329356&SPID=10822&DB_OEM_ID=18400
  4. ^ a b http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lama/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/6-3-4.pdf
  5. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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