One of the nation's top teams will make its way to Blair Field this weekend as Long Beach State hosts Big West foe Cal Poly. Cal Poly was ranked No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll and swept Cal State Fullerton last weekend. The Mustangs are now 35-5 and 11-1 in the Big West. The Dirtbags are coming off a big series win over UC Santa Barbara last weekend but suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Monday at San Diego.
Long Beach State took a two-run lead into the ninth inning but couldn't hold on as San Diego rallied for three runs to walkoff with the 4-3 win. Ryan Millison gave a quality start on the mound in allowing just one run through six innings.
Long Beach State will leave the confines of Blair Field for the last time in April for a quick trip down to the University of San Diego. The Dirtbags are coming off their series win over No. 17 UC Santa Barbara last weekend while San Diego has lost four in a row and five of its last six. The Toreros pack some pop in their bats with 29 home runs this year and a .463 team slugging percentage
Senior right hander Josh Frye was selected as the Big West Pitcher of the Week after his career-best performance in Friday's win over No. 17 UC Santa Barbara. Frye tossed a complete game shutout in leading the Dirtbags to the 1-0 win. This is the first-ever weekly award for Frye.