Long Beach State plays four games against ranked teams this week.
David Hill earns third win of the season.
Jeff McNeil was 3-for-4 with two doubles in the loss.
Long Beach State stands in a tie for second-place after nine games.
Junior Michael Hill finishes series with six hits.
Long Beach State (2012): Played in 34 games, starting 27 ... Made 25 starts at first base, and two as the DH ... Finished the season with a .230 batting average in 87 at-bats ... Had a .992 fielding percentage in 240 chances ... Started the season going 1-for-3 with a walk against VCU (2/18) ... Hit an RBI single and scored a run in a win over Cal (2/24) ... Tied a career high with three hits at Pepperdine (3/20) ... Also had an RBI, the first of three straight games with an RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI at Wichita State (3/24) ... Set a season high with two runs scored in a 2-for-3 day at Loyola Marymount (4/17) ... Picked up a hit against Pepperdine as the DH (5/15).
(2011): True freshman that started in 44 games, starting 31 ... Finished seventh on the team in batting with a .263 average ... Had three multiple RBI games ... Started 28 games at first base, the most of any player ... Perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases ... 1-for-5 with two RBI in his first start against CS Fullerton (2/20) ... Had a four-game hitting streak to start his career ... Streak snapped with a pinch-hit appearance against Arizona (2/27) ... Drove in a run with a single as a defensive replacement at third base against Oregon (3/5) ... Had first multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 against Hawaii with a run scored (3/7) ... Went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a double in a win at Pepperdine (3/15) ... Had three hits to lead LBSU past Oregon State (3/19) ... Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a triple at Pacific (4/1) ... Had two hits, including a double against UC Riverside (4/16) ... Tied a season-high with three hits against CS Northridge (5/21) ... Scored twice, a career high, with two hits and an RBI at UC Irvine (5/28) ... Finished the season with three hits for the third time, leading the Dirtbags over UC Irvine (5/29).
High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Lakewood High School ... Named the MVP of the Moore League as a senior in 2010 ... Hit .459 with 44 RBI and 3 home runs ... Also earned first-team All-CIF and all-league honors ... A three-time All-Moore League selection, winning the honor as a sophomore and junior as well ... Helped the Lancers win two Moore League championships.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Masaki and Barbara Yamaguchi ... Majoring in criminal justice.
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