Long Beach State got a lockdown start from Zak Baayoun and pounded out 15 hits offensively to overwhelm visiting Tulane on Friday night.
Long Beach State scored in the top of the first and got a terrific start from Clayton Andrews (7IP, 10K), but couldn’t hold on for a win at No. 8 Texas A&M on Friday night.
Long Beach State earned a 4-3 comeback win over No. 10 Vanderbilt on Wednesday, getting a crucial two-run single from Chris Jimenez in the 7th inning.
The Dirtbags scored three runs in the seventh inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and give Zak Baayoun a much-deserved win. The sophomore struck out 12 in his first career start as LBSU topped St. Mary’s, 4-1.
Etiwanda High School: A four-year letterwinner with the Eagles who started every game but one over his career, setting the school record for hits with 110 ... Led Etiwanda to a CIF-SS Division 2 championship as a senior in 2017... Hit an impressive .374 in his senior season, recording 43 hits, 40 RBIs and seven home runs in just 30 games ... Ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak, going 19-for-41 (.463) with 13 runs, 19 RBIs, four doubles and three home runs to lead Etiwanda to a championship ... In a 16-7 quarterfinal win over Laguna Beach, Jimenez was 3-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBIs ... First Team All-Baseline League selection in 2015, 2016, and 2017... First Team Inland Empire All-Area selection by the Daily Bulletin in 2017, after earning an Honorable Mention nod as a junior ...First team San Bernardino All-Star selection in 2017.
Personal: Son of Chris and Gloria ... played for travel ball for CBA Marucci, winning the 2016 Junior Olympics USA Baseball West National Championship and the 2016 Perfect Game/EvoShield National Championship ... Also recruited by Tennessee, Texas A&M, and UC Riverside ... Hobbies include music and video games ... Majoring in Finance.
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