Long Beach State is being represented across the country by both players and coaches this summer.
LBSU earned its first sweep of Cal State Fullerton since 2002 with a 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Tanner Brown was dominant on Sunday afternoon, throwing 8.2 innings in a 4-1 Dirtbags win to finish off a sweep of Cal Poly.
Long Beach State (2017): Played in 25 games, including 10 starts in the outfield during his sophomore season … Hit .220 with four runs, five RBIs and six walks … Recorded his first hit of the year with a pinch-hit RBI single against Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 25 … The very next day, delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to beat the Titans, 1-0, and finish off a three-game sweep … Started in CF and reached base three times against CSUN on Apr. 13, going 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk … Ended the season with four hits in his final six appearances, going 4-for-8 (.500) including a double against Hawai’i on May 20.
(2016): Appeared in 30 games as a freshman, making 10 starts at three different positions with a .211 batting average ... recorded his first career hit as a pinch-hitter against Columbia on Mar. 18, sending an RBI single to right field ... made his first career start at second base against Columbia on Mar. 20 ... logged two starts at second base, seven starts in right field and one in left field ... went on a five-game hitting streak from Apr. 29-May 8, going 9-for-16 during his hot streak ... recorded three straight multi-hit games against Cal Poly, UCLA and Hawai'i from May 1-7 ... had his first multi-RBI game against the Bruins (May 3), then recorded his first three-hit game at Hawai'i in his next appearance (May 7), going 3-for-4 ... On May 8 at Hawai'i, hit a leadoff double in the ninth inning of a 3-3 game, setting up the game-winning run for the Dirtbags with his first career extra-base hit ... after recording just one hit in his first 16 games, went 11-for-34 (.324) over his last 14 appearances.
Aliso Viejo High School: Four-year varsity member for the Wolverines, playing in all but two games over his final three seasons … Named 1st Team All-South Coast League and 2nd Team All-County in 2014 … hit .368 with 27 runs and 29 RBIs as a junior, helping his team to the CIF-SS Division 2 final.
Personal: Parents are Bernie and Jen … mother attended Long Beach State.
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