LBSU kept its season alive with a 7-4 win over San Diego State in an elimination game on Sunday afternoon.
Long Beach State clinched its fifth consecutive series victory thanks to Saturday’s 8-2 win at UC Irvine.
Dirtbags pitchers combined to allow just two runs on seven hits while picking up a pair of wins on Saturday.
Matt Fields picked up his second win in of the season in his first career start with six strong innings on the mound.
Long Beach State (2017): Made 24 appearances in relief, going 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA and three saves … Recorded 27 strikeouts in 31.0 innings and opposing batters hit .212 against him … Pitched 1.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts in his home debut vs. Fordham (Feb. 26) … Picked up his first victory against No. 3 TCU (Mar. 14) with 2.0 scoreless innings pitched with three strikeouts … Earned another win in his next outing vs. Grand Canyon (Mar. 18) with three perfect innings of relief … Improved to 3-0 with a win at California (Mar. 27) to give head coach Troy Buckley his 200th career win … Earned the save in LBSU’s first Big West victory of the season at UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 1) by pitching the final three innings of the game … Picked up another save on Apr. 22 at UC Irvine, pitching the final 3.1 innings in a season-long outing while allowing just one walk … Had a tough outing at Minnesota (May 13) when he allowed seven earned runs, and his season ERA excluding that appearance was a solid 1.47 … In the Long Beach Regional against San Diego State (June 4), tossed 2.2 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts in a Dirtbags victory.
Golden West College (2016): Was a catcher for the Rustlers, appearing in nine games during his freshman season ... hit .444 with eight hits in 18 at-bats, scoring twice and driving in four runs ... had a 1.000 fielding percentage in 37 chances behind the plate.
Sonora High School: Played for head coach Patrick Tellers ... was a catcher and first baseman for the Raiders, hitting .292 his senior season ... played in 29 games, recording 21 hits, 14 runs scored and 10 RBIs ... also played travel ball with Impact Player Baseball, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2014 Perfect Game/EvoShield National Upperclass Championship.
Personal: Parents are Daniel and Jill ... majoring in business management.
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