Long Beach State fell behind 2-0 early, but scored seven unanswered runs to take an 8-4 win on Saturday.
LBSU took a lead on the first pitch of the game thanks to Brock Lundquist’s leadoff home run, but couldn’t hold on in Santa Barbara.
Garrett Hampson became just the 12th Dirtbags player to reach 200 career hits with a ninth inning bunt single on Sunday in Hawai’i.
LBSU was in an 8-0 hole after the top of the first inning, but chipped away and nearly made a complete comeback in an 11-10 loss.
Long Beach State score eight runs on just four hits in Friday’s win.
Long Beach State (2017): Played in 49 games, making 30 starts in the outfield to lead all centerfielders … Posted a .226 batting average with a home run, four triples, six RBIs, 12 runs scored, and six sacrifice bunts … Was also 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts … Recorded a pinch-hit single in the season-opener at Oklahoma (Feb. 17) … Had his first multi-hit game of the season at USC (Feb. 21), going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a HBP … Had a pinch-hit single and scored a run Mar. 3 at No. 7 North Carolina … Hit his first career home run on Mar. 31 at UC Santa Barbara, a solo shot to tie the game in the seventh inning … Had a solid stretch at the plate in six games from Apr. 22-May 2, going 6-for-12 (.500) with four runs, two RBIs, two doubles, a triple, five walks and a pair of stolen bases.
(2016): Played in 24 games, starting 14 times in the outfield (13 in CF, one in RF) ... batted .306 in 49 at bats with six doubles, a triple and 12 runs scored ... recorded his first hit against Arizona State (Feb. 26) as a pinch hitter before coming around to score ... got his first start vs. Columbia (Mar. 18), drawing a bases loaded walk to drive in his first run ... hit a double, recorded two RBIs and walked twice against UCLA (May 3) in his second career start ... doubled in three straight appearances from May 7-14 ... earned his first multi-hit game with a 2-for-3 effort at Hawai'i (May 8) ... hit his first career triple vs. San Jose State (May 15) to extend his hitting streak to four ... recorded at least one hit in all three games at UC Davis (May 20-22), recording two-hit games in the final two contests ... doubled and scored twice in the May 21 game at Davis ... stole his first base vs. Florida Atlantic (June 3) at the NCAA Regionals ... hit an eighth inning double vs. Miami (FL) at the Coral Gables Regional, which led to the tying run.
Rancho Buena Vista High School: Spent three seasons on varsity for the Longhorns ... batted .406 as a senior to earn All-Avocado West League recognition ... also played football at Rancho Buena Vista, spending his sophomore year as a varsity quarterback.
Personal: Born in San Diego ... parents are Derek and Janice ... hobbies include surfing, listening to music and hanging out with friends ... also recruited by Purdue and Valparaiso ... majoring in Business.
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