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 (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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