Ino Patron finished with six hits in four games to lead the Dirtbags.
Long Beach State stands in a tie for second-place after nine games.
Senior Brennan Metzger is Long Beach State's first first-team honoree since 2008.
Saturday's victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown for the Big West at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Long Beach State and the Titans sqaure off with the winnner of the series winning the Big West.
Long Beach State(2014): Hit .301 on the year, playing in 56 games and starting in 54 of those ... second on the team with a pair of home runs on the year ... also had five doubles, 22 RBI, and 26 runs scored ... was 8-of-13 in stolen base attempts and had a .981 fielding percentage ... had 19 multi-hit games with the first came on Feb. 18 at Pepperdine ... his first hit of the season led off the Pepperdine game with a solo home run and he singled later in the game ... was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Dirtbags rout of Arizona St. (2/21) ... after two hitless games, went on a season-long eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 25 - Mar. 15 ... had three consecutive multi-hit games during the streak with three hits at Arizona (3/5) and against Utah Valley (3/7) an two more hits against UVU (3/8) ... had two hits in each of the first two games of the Indiana series (Mar. 14-15) before his hit streak was snapped on Sunday ... broke out of a small 1-for-13 slump with a hit in each game of the CSUN series (Mar. 28-30) ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI and another solo home run on Sunday against CSUN ... had another three-hit game at UCLA (4/5) ... doubled and scored a run in a Dirtbag win ... had two hits and scored a run in a home win over UCLA (4/6) ... had a double and an RBI against UCSB (4/19) ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a Dirtbag upset of then-No. 1 Cal Poly (4/25) ... had another two hits and two runs scored against Pepperdine (4/30) ... caught fire in May after a 1-for-17 slump ... had two hits in seven games of a nine game stretch to boost his batting average back over .300 ... had two hits in four consecutive games against San Diego (5/13) and in all three games of the UC Riverside series (May 16-18) ... had two hits against UC Irvine on Saturday and Sunday to help the Dirtbags finish the regular season with a sweep ... had three hits in the Gainesville Regional with one single in three of the four games ... also had an RBI in against North Carolina (5/30), Col. Of Charleston (5/31) and again in the second game against the Col. Of Charleston.
(2013): Redshirted during the 2013 season.
(2012):Earned Honorable Mention All-Big West honors in the outfield ... Played in 49 games, starting 41, all in left field ... Batted leadoff a team-high 27 times ... Second on the team in batting average, hitting .290 on the season ... Had 15 multi-hit games, second-most on the team ... Stole seven bases on the season and was third on the team with nine doubles ... Had first multi-hit game of the season at Oregon, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored (3/2) ... 2-for-4 with an RBI against Arizona State (3/10) ... 2-for-2 in the series opener at Wichita State (3/23) ... Had three hits the next day, with a double, an RBI and a stolen base (3/24) ... Had the first of three straight two hit games at UC Riverside (4/5) ... That was part of a seven-game hitting streak ... Hit a two-run triple to seal a win at San Diego State (4/10) ... Went 3-for-4 at Loyola Marymount (4/17) ... Had a huge series at Cal State Northridge ... Went 2-for-4 in the opener with two runs scored and an RBI (4/27) ... Set a career high with four hits, again scoring a pair of runs in game two (4/28) ... Finished the series with a 2-for-5 day with a double and two more runs scored (4/29) ... Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the series opener against Pacific (5/18) ... Had a hit in every game of that series.
(2011):Played in 34 games as a true freshman, starting 13 in the outfield and at designated hitter ... Hit .241 in 58 at-bats ... Finished the season with a pair of doubles ... Had his first hit against Arizona (2/26) ... Hit the game-winning single in a walkoff win against USC (3/1) ... Had his first multi-hit game in a win at Pepperdine, going 2-for-3 with an RBI double (3/15) ... Cracked a pinch-hit single against UC Davis (4/9) ... Drove in a run with a single at UCLA (4/12) ... Had his best game at Arizona State, going 3-for-5 with a run scored, three RBI and a double (5/8) ... A perfect 2-for-2 on the season in stolen bases.
High School:Three-year letterwinner at Clayton Valley High School in Concord, Calif. ... A two-time all-league selection ... Led the Eagles to a pair of league championships ... Hit .420 with 32 runs scored, 25 RBI and two home runs while helping Clayton Valley to a 24-3 record as a junior ... The Eagles took the section championship in 2009 ... Improved average to .450 while leading the team to a second-straight league championship ... Had 15 stolen bases, 30 RBI, six triples and six home runs as a senior ... Earned third-team All-State honors following the 2010 season.
Personal:Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Parents are John and Maria Bekakis ... Also recruited by Sacramento State ... Majoring in human development.
At-Bats - 6, at UC Riverside (5/17)
Runs - 2, several times
Hits - 3, three times
HR - 1, twice
RBI - 2, several times
Stolen Bases - 1, several times
At-Bats - 6, twice
Runs - 2, several times
Hits - 4, at Cal State Northridge (4/28/12)
HR - 1, twice
RBI - 3, at Arizona State (5/8/11)
Stolen Bases - 1, several times
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