The Dirtbags tied the game with a Jeff Nellis home run with two outs in the ninth inning, but fell short in 11 innings at Miami.
The LBSU offense pounded out 13 hits en route to an easy 10-1 win in Westwood.
Long Beach State (2016): Appeared in 16 games, making six starts in 2016 at third base (four), first base (one) and second base (one) … two of his three hits on the season were home runs … made his first start at 3B in the second game of the season vs. Holy Cross (Feb. 20) … went 2-for-5 with a long home run at UCLA (Feb. 23) … started at 1B against Columbia (Mar. 17) after making a few substitute appearances at that spot … started at 2B at LMU (May 17), making his first appearance at the keystone for LBSU … provided his most memorable moment in the NCAA Regionals against Miami (June 4), hitting a pinch-hit, game-tying, solo home run with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning off the Hurricanes’ All-American closer Bryan Garcia.
Orange Coast College (2015): Appeared in 43 games for the Pirates with a .282 batting average, 23 runs and 14 RBIs as a sophomore ... named All-Orange Empire Conference and All-State ... helped OCC go 30-17 and win a state championship in 2015 ... heated up during conference play, batting .426 with 23 hits in just 17 games.
Nevada (2014): Played in 17 games and had 19 at-bats as a freshman for the Wolfpack, making four starts ... recorded two hits with a double, a pair of RBIs and a run scored.
Mission Hills High School: Three-time All-League selection for the Grizzlies ... named Avocado East League MVP and All-CIF as a senior in 2013 ... led his team to the CIF San Diego Section title.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Lorraine Nellis ... was a Cardinal Scholar and National Honors Society member in high school ... also recruited by Ohio and Liberty University ... enjoys golfing ... majoring in Criminal Justice.
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