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Chris Rivera
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Chris  Rivera

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Watsonville, Calif.

High School:
Watsonville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
RHP

06/09/2017

McCaughan Leads Dirtbags to 3-0 Win Over Fullerton

LBSU took Game 1 of the Long Beach Super Regional, 3-0, earning its 12th shutout win of the season.

05/31/2017

Dirtbags Boast Record 12 All-Big West Honorees

LBSU led the Big West with 11 players and head coach Troy Buckley earning All-Conference recognition or awards.

05/28/2017

Dirtbags Shut Out Fullerton to Close Regular Season

LBSU picked up a 1-0 victory, its 10th shutout of the season, on the road against rivals Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.

04/23/2017

No. 12 Long Beach State Wins 5-2, Sweeps UC Irvine

LBSU completed its fourth sweep of the season Sunday, opening up a two-game lead atop the Big West standings.

03/28/2017

Long Beach State Hangs On For 3-1 Win at Cal

The Dirtbags grinded out a 3-1 win at Cal and have now won eight of their last nine games.

Long Beach State (2016): NCBWA Freshman All-America Second Team … led the Big West with 13 saves, which also tied him for first in the nation among freshmen … worked 29.1 innings, compiling a 2-2 record and a 4.60 ERA … did not allow a run in his first seven appearances (8 IP) … recorded his first save in the second game of the season against Holy Cross (Feb. 20) … picked up a two-inning save vs. Nebraska (Mar. 5) … had his first two-strikeout performance at Oklahoma (Mar. 12), recording his first road save of his career … allowed a three-run, walk-off home run the next day to suffer his first loss against the Sooners … responded with five straight scoreless outings, recording a save in each contest … locked down saves in both wins at Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 24, 26), working 2.2 perfect innings combined … registered 10 saves through LBSU’s first 23 games … pitched two perfect frames in the 11th and 12th innings against UC Irvine (Apr. 15) with a pair of strikeouts, earning his first career victory thanks to a Dirtbags walk-off … worked a season-high 3.1 innings at LMU (May 17), allowing three hits but no runs while striking out a season-best three batters to earn his second win … pitched in both meetings with Miami (FL) at the Coral Gables Regional.

Watsonville High School: Led the Wildcats to a Monterey Bay League title as a senior in 2015 ... a two-time league MVP ... named Santa Cruz County Pitcher of the Year as a junior ... set the Tri-County record for strikeouts in a season with 126.

Personal: An honor roll member in high school ... also recruited by Oregon, Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis, UC Irvine, St. Mary's and San Jose State ... hobbies include skimboarding ... majoring in Business.

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