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Garrett Nelson
Garrett  Nelson

RS Junior

Concord, Calif.

High School:
Clayton Valley Charter HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195




Offense Stays Hot as Dirtbags Win 9-3 at UC Davis

LBSU recorded 16 hits for the second game in a row, winning again at UC Davis, 9-3.


CSUN Snaps Dirtbags Winning Streak with 8-5 Win

LBSU’s eight-game winning streak and 11-game home winning streak ended with an 8-5 loss to CSUN on Saturday.


No. 25 Long Beach State Stomps UC Davis, 14-1

The Dirtbags matched their highest run total of the season and scored their largest margin of victory with a 14-1 win.


Dirtbags Outlast Hawai’i, 11-4, in 12 Innings

The Dirtbags busted out for seven runs in the 12th inning to finally finish off Hawai'i on Saturday night.


Dirtbags Drop Sunday Finale On Late Oklahoma Rally

Despite the loss, Long Beach State has won four straight series to start the year and will return home for five games next week at Blair Field.

Long Beach State (2017): Played in 47 games, making 24 starts … Started 22 games in the outfield, twice at DH and also played first base … Recorded 17 hits, with three doubles and two triples, while scoring 11 runs and driving in eight … Tripled on Feb. 26 against Fordham for his first hit of the campaign … Hit a pinch-hit double and scored at San Diego State (Mar. 21) … Posted a multi-hit game vs. CSUN (Apr. 15), going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a double and a HBP … Had his best offensive day Apr. 29 at UC Davis, going 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and a triple … Doubled against Texas on June 4 to set up the team’s first run, then scored the winning run in the top of the eighth inning after reaching on a dropped third strike and stealing second base.

(2016): Appeared in 45 games with 22 starts across five different positions ... started nine games at 1B, five games in CF, five games in RF, two games at DH and one in LF ... was used as a pinch hitter 19 times and a pinch runner once ... third on the team with four home runs, and also had six doubles in 98 at bats, meaning 10 of his 17 hits went for extra bases ... recorded his first collegiate hit at UCLA (Feb. 23) in a pinch-hit opportunity, then picked up his first stolen base ... in his next pinch-hit appearance vs. Arizona State (Feb. 26), hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning ... got his first start vs. USC (Mar. 1), delivering an RBI and a double ... hit his second home run vs. Nebraska (Mar. 5), a go-ahead, two-run homer in a 3-1 Dirtbags win ... started at first base and recorded a hit in all three games of the series at Oklahoma (Mar. 12-13) ... hit a mammoth two-run home run to give LBSU a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning of the series finale with the Sooners ... scored a season-high two runs vs. Columbia (Mar. 18) ... hit a towering three-run home run at Hawai'i (May 7), capping off a seven-run 12th inning for the Dirtbags ... hit a pinch-hit RBI double at UC Davis (May 21) on the first pitch he saw ... recorded another pinch-hit double in the ninth inning vs. Cal State Fullerton (May26).

(2015): Redshirted his freshman season due to injury.

Clayton Valley Charter High School: A three-time All-League selection in high school ... helped his team to a league title in 2013 ... hit .333 as a senior and .388 as a junior ... selected to the First Team All-League as a senior as well as the All-Bay Area third team.

Personal: A two-sport athlete in high school, he also played football for one year ... named to the All-League first team for football ... son of Dennis and Lenore ... majoring in Business.


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