Long Beach State and the Titans sqaure off with the winnner of the series winning the Big West.
Long Beach State sweeps the series against the Lions.
Long Beach State left on the field for the fourth time in 2012.
Richard Prigatano has three hits to lead the Dirtbags.
Sophomore Ryan Strufing allowed one run over eight innings, striking out five.
Long Beach State (2011): Played in 25 games, starting 12 in 2011 ... Came in mostly as a bat off of the bench ... Went 2-for-4 in the season opener at CS Fullerton with a stolen base (2/19) ... The two hits tied a career high ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against USC (3/1) ... Drove in a career-best two RBI as a pinch hitter against Oregon State in the front half of the day's doubleheader (3/19) ... Had two hits for a second time at Loyola Marymount, goint 2-for-3 and driving in a run in a 3-2 victory (3/22) ... Picked up another RBI on a 1-for-3 day at Stanford (3/25) ... Went 1-for-2 in his final start of the season at USC (4/26).
LA Harbor College: Spent two seasons at LA Harbor College ... An All-American as a sophomore after leading tying for the league lead with eight home runs ... Hit .359 with 43 RBI and 12 doubles as well ... A two-time all-conference pick with LA Harbor ... Earned first-team honors as a sophomore, and second-team honors after his freshman year ... Played with fellow Dirtbags Matt Hibbert and Juan Favela at LA Harbor in 2009.
High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball and football at South High School ... Led the Spartans to a 2007 Pioneer League championship in football ... Earned first-team all-league as well as second-team all-state honors as a senior in baseball.
Personal: Born in Torrance, Calif. ... Parents are Chuy and Meeya Kim ... Honor Roll student at South High School ... President of the Korean Club and also a member of the sports medicine club at South ... Also recruited by UC Irvine ... Majoring in Sociology.