Winning has become the tradition at Lamar Community College. With numerous conference championships and district playoffs under its belt in recent years, LCC Baseball has become a top program in the country.
Under Coach Crampton, the Runnin’ Lopes have averaged over 40 wins a year and over a .800% winning percentage in conference play over the past ten years. Additionally the Lopes had three seasons of over 50 wins in 2002 (59), 04 (50), and 05 (51). In 2002 the LCC baseball team finished third in the JUCO World Series.
The Baseball program continues to place players at four-year colleges and universities after their playing days at LCC, with well over a hundred players being placed after graduating at LCC. The professional ranks have drafted or signed well over thirty former players as free agents during this time. Current starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Brandon McCarthy played at LCC in 2002.
Player placements in recent years.
Conference: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1995, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972
Region Champions: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1995, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972
Wade Parker Scholarship
The Wade Parker Memorial Scholarships were created in honor of Wade Parker, a former Runnin’ Lope baseball player and one of 19 firefighters killed on June 30, 2013 while fighting the Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fire. With continued support from Crop Risk Advisors of Lamar and the community, two $2,000 Wade Parker Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to LCC baseball players each year ($1,000 for fall and spring semesters; scholarships are renewable). View Application.
Earn a Scholarship Next Fall
LCC will hold one-day Pro-Style Prospect Tryout Camps this fall and spring. These evaluation camps allow talented prospects the opportunity to demonstrate their college-level skills. These camps are not instructional in nature. Don’t be overlooked! Contact Coach Scott Crampton today. Early regisrration discounts are available.