The junior SS and Big West Defensive Player of the year becomes the first Dirtbags player named to the Gold Glove Team.
SS Garrett Hampson and SP Darren McCaughan were both named to the Division I West All-Region First Team.
The junior shortstop was selected with the 81st overall pick, becoming the highest draft pick for Long Beach State since 2010.
Sophomore Darren McCaughan was named Pitcher of the Year and junior Garrett Hampson the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big West.
Long Beach State won consecutive games by double-digits with an 11-1 win on Sunday afternoon.
Team USA (2015): One of 26 players on USA Collegiate National Team over the summer, competing at the Americas Baseball Festival in Cary, N.C. ... appeared in 14 of Team USA's 17 games playing second base, shortstop and third base ... batted .233 in 30 at-bats, scored five runs and stole three bases without being caught ... became 11th Dirtbag to play for the Team USA Collegiate National Team and first since Danny Espinosa in 2007.
Long Beach State (2015): All-Big West second team selection ... hit .296 on the year, leading the team with 64 hits and 38 runs scored ... also led the team with 18 stolen bases on 22 attempts ... the only Dirtbag to start in all 54 games on the year ... hit nine doubles and led the squad with three triples while driving in 17 RBI ... went 1-for-3 against Michigan on Feb. 14 but drove in three run in the win ... doubled and scored twice in the series finale on Feb. 15 ... had a six-game hit streak from Feb. 14-22 ... drove in two runs against Pepperdine and scored another on Feb. 17 ... scored at least once in every game against Utah Valley from Feb. 20-22 ... went 1-for-3 in the opener and stole two bases ... went 2-for-4 and stole another base on Feb. 21 ... went 1-for-2 with three walks and another stolen base in the UVU finale ... kicked off another six-game hitting streak with a 3-for-4 night against Wichita State on Feb. 27, including a triple and three RBI ... singled in another run on Feb. 28 ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Wichita State series finale ... went 2-for-3 and scored a run in the opener at Arizona State on Mar. 6 ... went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in the finale of the Cal State Fullerton series on Mar. 22, which sparked an eight-game hit streak ... went 1-for-4 and scored a run in the Dirtbags 2-0 win at UCSB on Mar. 27 ... hit two singles in the finale at UCSB on Mar. 29 and scored a run, making it four games in a row to score at least once ... extended hit streak with singles against UCLV on Mar. 31 and CSUN on Apr. 2-3 ... singled twice and drove in a pair in the CSUN finale on Apr. 4 ... went hitless against at SDSU and UC Irvine on Apr. 6-10 -- the only time all year he went hitless in back-to-back games -- but still scored a run at SDSU ... had a pair of hits in each of the next three games at UC Irvine on Apr. 11-12 and at San Diego on Apr. 14 to spark season-high 10-game hit streak ... singled and scored in the first two game against UC Riverside on Apr. 17-18 ... went 3-for-5 and scored twice in the UCR finale ... finished off the hit streak with a single in each of the next four game from Apr. 21-26 ... scored and singled in a run against Hawai'i on May 1 ... went 3-for-7 over the final two game against Hawai'i ... went 2-for-6 with a double, and RBI and two runs scored in the Dirtbags rout at UNLV on May 5 ... doubled for the second game in a row at Indiana on May 8 ... doubled and scored while going 1-for-5 in the finale at Indiana on May 10 ... had another six-game hit streak from May 10-21 ... singled twice and scored twice in the opener with UC Davis on May 15 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored a run in the finale with UC Davis on May 17, singling twice in the first inning ... went 2-for-4 with a double in the opener at Cal State Fullerton on May 21 ... scored a run and singled in the season finale at Cal State Fullerton on May 23.
(2014): Selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-Freshman team ... selected to the NCBWA's All-Freshman Second Team ... Big West Conference Freshman Field Player of the Year ... All-Big West First Team shortstop ... tied for the team lead with a .308 batting average as a freshman ... had a team-best 74 hits, which is the most from a freshman since 1999 ... tied for the team lead with 13 doubles, also had two triples, one homer and 19 RBI ... scored a team-best 44 runs ... stole nine bases in 15 attempts ... fielded .948 ... led the Dirtbags with 22 multiple hit games, including eight three-hit games ... went 2-for-4and scored in a run in his collegiate debut on Opening Noght against Vanderbilt (2/14) ... scored twice and drove in a run without the benefit of a hit against Arizona St. (2/21) ... strung together a 10-game hit streak from Feb. 25-Mar. 15 and had multiple hits in seven of those games ... also scored in seven consecutive games during the hit streak ... went 2-for-4 in each game of a doubleheader at Wichita St. (2/28) ... went 2-for-5 and scored twice in a win at Arizona (3/5) ... had two hits in all three games of the Utah Valley series on Mar. 7-9 ... capped the 10-game hit streak with a 3-for-4 day at the plate against Indiana (3/15) ... also had two stolen bases and walked once in that game ... was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run at LMU (3/18) ... hit a couple of doubles at Cal State Fullerton and scored twice (3/22) ... had three consecutive games with three hits at UCLA (3/25), at CSUN (3/28 and at CSUN (3/29) ... drove in two runs with a double and solo homer at CSUN (3/29) ... had another 3-for-5 dat in a Dirtbag win over UCLA (4/6) ... had a five-game hit streak from Apr. 13-21 with a 3-for-4 day against UCSB (4/18) ... was 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in a Dirtbag upset of Cal Poly (4/26) ... bookended a six-game hit streak with multiple-hit games, going 2-for-3 against Cal State Fullerton (5/2) and 3-for-6 with an RBI and run scored at Hawaii (5/9) ... had five hits and scored four times as he recorded at least one hit and scored once in all three games of the UC Riverside series from May 16-18 ... scored twice in a Dirtbag win over UC Irvine (5/23) ... was 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Dirtbags first postseason game against North Carolina (5/30) ... drove in a run against the Col. Of Charleston (5/31) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the second game against UNC (6/1) ... never went more than two games without a hit through the whole season.
Reno High School: Two-sport athlete in baseball and basketball ... helped the Huskies to back-to-back regional championships on the baseball field ... was a preseason All-American selection and a two-time All-State shortstop ... hit .469 over three years and compiled 418 hits and 158 runs ... hit 492 as a senior with 36 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.
Personal: Born in Reno, Nev. ... graduated high school with above a 4.0 GPA ... Majoring in Business ... drafted in the 26th round by the Washington Nationals in 2013 (796th pick overall) ... Ranked No. 84 in Baseball America's top-500 prospect list prior to the 2013 draft.
At-Bats - 6, at UNLV (5/5)
Runs - 2, several times
Hits - 3,3 times
HR - none
RBI - 3, twice
Stolen Bases - 2, vs. Utah Valley (2/20)
At-Bats - 6, twice
Runs - 2, several times
Hits - 3, several times
HR - 1, at CSUN (3/29/14)
RBI - 3, twice
Stolen Bases - 2, 3 times
- Baseball Camps
- 2016 GameDay Prospect Camps - Sep. 3
- Dirtbag Baseball
- What is a Dirtbag?
- Dirtbags in the Majors
- Team History
- Blair Field
- Ticket Information
- Beach Magazine Feature on Dirtbags in MLB
- Dirtbags Baseball Alumni Video
- MLB.com on Dirtbag Infielders
- Major Leaguers All-Time Gallery
- 1998 CWS Reunion
- Related Links
- Baseball America
- Collegiate Baseball
- Minor League Baseball
- Major Leagues
- USA Baseball
- Media Guides
Darren McCaughan Makes USA Collegiate National ...07/01/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State sophomore Darren McCaughan has officially been named to USA Baseball’s...
Darren McCaughan Picks Up Perfect Game All-Amer...06/27/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State starting pitcher Darren McCaughan was chosen as a 2016 College All-American by...
Darren McCaughan Invited to USA Baseball...06/23/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State SP Darren McCaughan has received a training camp invitation from USA Baseball,...
Garrett Hampson Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold...06/19/2016 - Baseball
Dirtbags shortstop Garrett Hampson has been included as one of the nine players on the 2016 ABCA/...
Darren McCaughan Named ABCA All-American06/18/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State sophomore Darren McCaughan has picked up another prestigious postseason honor,...
Hampson, McCaughan Earn ABCA All-Region Honors06/15/2016 - Baseball
The Dirtbags have a pair of representatives on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)...