Long Beach State added six players to its MLB Draft haul on Wednesday, bringing the 2017 total up to eight players.
LBSU led the Big West with 11 players and head coach Troy Buckley earning All-Conference recognition or awards.
LBSU allowed nine runs in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game, and matched its season high in runs allowed in the 12-6 loss.
LBSU scored 10 times on Sunday, totaling 33 runs on 46 hits in this weekend’s sweep at UC Davis.
LBSU recorded 16 hits for the second game in a row, winning again at UC Davis, 9-3.
Long Beach State (2017): Honorable Mention All-Big West selection … Played in 56 games at shortstop, third base, and second base … Made 50 starts, with 48 at SS and two at 3B … Made his first two starts and first four appearances at third base before making the move to short, where he started the final 45 games of the season … Recorded 14 multi-hit games on the season, resulting in a .294 average that was fourth-highest on the team … Was second on the team with 11 HBPs and also added 26 RBIs and a pair of home runs … Had a strong series against Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 24-26), getting a hit in all three games with a pair of multi-hit efforts, three runs scored and an RBI … Recorded a three-hit game vs. USC (Apr. 4), driving in a pair of runs and stealing his first base of the season … In his next game, went 2-for-3 vs. UC Riverside (Apr. 7) including his first career home run … Had a triple and a home run in the first game of the CSUN series (Apr. 13) … Had an offensive explosion in the series at UC Davis (Apr. 28-30), going 9-for-13 (.692) with four runs scored, eight RBIs, and two doubles in a Dirtbags sweep … Went 4-for-4 at Minnesota (May 13) to record his second four-hit game of the season … Went 3-for-5 with a double and a walk in the first two games of the Long Beach Super Regional.
Fullerton College (2015-16): An All-Conference selection both seasons at Fullerton ... hit .307 as a freshman, scoring 29 runs with 19 RBIs and nine stolen bases for the Hornets ... stepped up his numbers as a sophomore, hitting .333 with a .453 on-base percentage, scored 47 runs while driving in 33 and stealing 16 bags.
Valencia High School: Played two seasons of varsity baseball for head coach Joe Secoda ... team went 27-8 his senior season, reaching the CIF semifinals ... was a 2nd Team All-Empire League selection as a junior ... as a senior, earned 1st Team All-League and All-CIF recognition ... won MVP of the 2014 North-South All-Star Game ... set the stolen bases record at Valencia High with 38 as a senior.
Personal: Parents are Rick and Wendie ... also recruited by UConn, Michigan, and San Diego State ... hobbies include fishing, camping and going to the beach ... majoring in American Studies.
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