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.
The Dirtbags doubled their season run total with an impressive 16-4 win over ASU on Wednesday night, highlighted by a 10-run fifth inning.
Cabrillo College: Played two years at Cabrillo College, helping the Seahawks to the 2016 Coast Pacific Conference title ... Named the 2016 Coast Pacific Conference Player of the Year after hitting .410 with a .461 OBP as a freshman, scoring 41 runs and stealing 17 bases ... Made 15 relief appearances, striking out 37 batters in just 19.1 innings ... Was also a 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winner in the outfield ... Had another productive season as a sophomore in 2017, hitting .399 with a .483 OBP, collecting 39 runs and 21 RBIs in 44 games played ... On the mound, made 21 relief appearances as a sophomore, recording a 0.91 ERA in 39.2 innings, striking out 69 batters while collecting nine saves.
Maria Carrillo High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner for the Pumas ... Had his most productive season as a senior in 2015, hitting .396 with 25 runs and 22 RBIs in 26 games played, stealing nine bases and drawing 11 walks with just one strikeout ... Also made 13 appearances on the mound as a senior, posting a 0.58 ERA with an impressive 77 strikeouts in 48.2 innings while allowing just 22 hits and 12 walks ... Named the 2015 All-Empire Large-School Player of the Year by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat ... Also the 2015 North Bay League Player of the Year ... Member of the 2015 CalHiSports All-State Baseball Team ... batted .396 in 2015 ... Was also a three-year letterwinner in basketball.
Personal: Son of Vaughn and Marie ... selected in the 40th round of the 2017 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Played for Neptune Beach Pearl in the California Collegiate Baseball League in 2016, earning an All-Star Game nod, a spot on the All-League team, and the honor of the league's Best Defender by Perfect Game ... Also recruited by Texas A&M, UConn, San Jose State, Hawai'i and others ... Majoring in Communications.
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