LBSU kept its season alive with a 7-4 win over San Diego State in an elimination game on Sunday afternoon.
Long Beach State clinched its fifth consecutive series victory thanks to Saturday’s 8-2 win at UC Irvine.
LBSU won its eighth straight game by recording its seventh shutout of the season, beating CSUN 4-0 on Friday night.
LBSU scored eight runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back to pick up a fifth straight win on Saturday afternoon.
LBSU scored in each of the last five innings to earn a series-evening win in Santa Barbara on Saturday.
Long Beach State (2017): Made 17 starts in his first season with the Dirtbags, working exclusively as a weekend starter … Finished with an 8-4 record and a 4.09 ERA, finishing third on the team with 88 innings pitched, allowing 84 hits while striking out 55 batters … Picked up his first win on the road at No. 7 North Carolina (Mar. 4), going 5.1 innings while allowing just one run on four hits … Earned his second win against Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 25), allowing one earned run in 6.1 innings, kicking off a stretch of six wins in six consecutive starts … During the first four starts of that stretch, he went at least six innings in each outing while never allowing more than one earned run, good for an ERA of 1.03 in 26.1 innings pitched … That culminated with his best outing, Apr. 14 against CSUN, when he tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits … Also started LBSU’s final game of the season against Cal State Fullerton (June 11), going five innings while allowing two runs on two hits in the Super Regional game.
Saddleback College (2015-16): Pitched two seasons with the Gauchos under head coach Sommer McCartney ... worked out of the bullpen as a freshman, throwing 18.2 innings with a 1.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts ... moved to the starting rotation his sophomore season, making 12 starts with a 7-2 record ... pitched 74.1 innings, recording a 3.03 ERA and 56 strikeouts ... earned 2nd Team All-Conference following his sophomore campaign while helping Saddleback to an Orange Empire Conference championship.
San Clemente High School: Spent two seasons on varsity under head coach David Gellatly ... had his most successful season as a senior in 2014, recording an 8-4 record with a 2.47 ERA in 68 innings pitched ... made seven starts and appeared six times in relief as a senior, striking out 39 batters with 17 walks.
Personal: Parents are Roger and Carol ... majoring in journalism.
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