LBSU erased an 8-1 sixth-inning deficit to pull even with Miami in the eighth, but the host Hurricanes won with a ninth-inning walk-off to win the Coral Gables Regional.
Every starter recorded a hit for the Dirtbags on Saturday afternoon and everyone who came to the plate reached base at least once.
LBSU has now won all three weekend series to start the year and will head out on the road to Oklahoma next weekend.
LBSU surrendered a pair of home runs in the defeat and will hope to win the series in tomorrow’s doubleheader.
Long Beach State (2016): Played in 49 games with 38 starts in his first season with the Dirtbags … played all three outfield positions, starting twice in LF, five times in CF and 31 times in RF … hit .225 with 17 RBIs and was second on the team with six HBPs … made his first start against Arizona State (Feb. 26) … first base hit was a pinch-hit RBI single against Nebraska (Mar. 4) … started the next day against the Cornhuskers, going 4-for-7 including a walkoff RBI single in LBSU’s 1-0 win … stole a base in three of four games from Mar. 5-12 against three different teams … drew a season-best three walks vs. Columbia (Mar. 18) … had his first multi-RBI game against Columbia (Mar. 19) … played all three outfield positions over the final three innings of a 2-0 win vs. UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 3) … threw out a baserunner at the plate at Hawai’i (May 6), picking up one of his two outfield assists on the year … hit his first home run of the season in LBSU’s final game, at Miami (FL) in the NCAA Regionals (June 5) … that three-run home run set a new career-high in RBIs with one swing, and came as part of a six-run sixth inning.
Sacramento CC (2014-15): Hit .280 as a sophomore with 28 runs scored and 27 RBIs ... drew 33 walks leading to a .440 on-base percentage ... 10 of his 34 starts were multi-hit games, and he had a five-RBI performance against Cosumnes River.
Vista Del Lago High School: Sierra Valley Conference All-League selection and team MVP in 2012 ... member of first team in school history to reach the postseason ... batted .366 as a senior with nine extra-base hits and a team-leading 28 runs scored ... was 14-for-16 in stolen base attempts as a senior ... played in all 57 of the Eagles' games during his two years on varsity.
Personal: Born in Pescadero, Calif. ... parents are Daniel and Sonya ... brother Danny played baseball at Sierra College ... earned a 3.6 cumulative GPA in high school ... also recruited by Michigan, UC Santa Barbara and South Carolina ... hobbies include hunting and weight lifting ... majoring in Consumer Affairs.
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