Long Beach State sweeps the series against the Lions.
Six LBSU pitchers combine to hold USC to four hits.
The Dirtbags begin conference play this weekend on the road at Cal Poly.
Strufing throws six scoreless innings while the offense picks up 16 hits.
Jeff Yamaguchi has three hits for Long Beach State in the loss.
High School: A four-year letter winner at Indio High School ... Led the Rajahs to an 18-8 record and the CIF semifinals as a senior and two-way player ... Named the team MVP as well as the MVP of the Desert Valley League as a senior ... A three-time all-league selection ... Had an ERA under 2.00 in three years as a starter ... Had 81 strikeouts in both his junior and senior seasons ... Also hit over .350 in all three years as a starter ... Hit .430 with 39 runs scored and 13 RBI as a senior.
Personal: Born in Mexicali, Mexico ... Parents are Francisco and Maribel Gomez ... Also recruited by Sacramento State, UC Riverside and Hawaii ... An Honor Roll student at Indio High School ... Majoring in communications.