Long Beach State is being represented across the country by both players and coaches this summer.
LBSU won its third straight game thanks to its fourth shutout of the season, beating USC, 6-0.
LBSU put up a pair of three-run innings to pull out a 6-4 comeback win over the Titans on Friday night.
The Dirtbags trailed 4-2 in the fifth inning but scored six unanswered runs to earn a series-clinching win on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Darren McCaughan was named Pitcher of the Year and junior Garrett Hampson the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big West.
Long Beach State (2017): Made 60 starts and appeared in 61 games as the team’s DH … Hit .246 and was second on the team with 30 walks, leading to a .362 on-base percentage … Tied for third on the team with 33 RBIs and also scored 34 runs and stole seven bases … Had at least one RBI in each of the first seven games of the season … Reached base four times at USC (Feb. 21) thanks to three walks and a single, scoring once and driving in a run with two stolen bases … Hit two doubles and had four RBIs against Fordham (Feb. 25) … Hit a two-run home run against Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 24) … Doubled twice vs. USC (Apr. 4) to drive in three runs … Scored two runs in each of LBSU’s games on June 4 against San Diego State and Texas in the Long Beach Regional … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the first game of the Long Beach Super Regional (June 9) against Cal State Fullerton.
(2016): First Team All-Big West as designated hitter ... played exclusively as a DH in 2016, making 58 appearances and 56 starts ... batted .305 and led the team with 46 RBIs, finishing second on the team with five home runs ... started off the year with a 3-for-3 performance with three RBIs on Opening Night vs. Holy Cross (Feb. 19) ... drove in two runs, walked twice and stole a base in game one at Oklahoma (Mar. 12) ... in the second game of a Mar. 12 doubleheader, launched his first home run of the year ... hit a dramatic game-tying, two --run home run with two outs in the ninth inning at Cal State Fullerton, taking Titans closer Chad Hockin deep to send the game to extra innings, a game the Dirtbags won 5-4 in 12 innings ... had another three-hit game at Fresno State (Mar. 29), including an opposite field home run in his first at bat ... notched a four-RBI day at CSUN (Apr. 10) including a two-run homer in a 12-0 Dirtbags win ... had a pair of doubles and scored twice vs. UC Irvine (Apr. 16) ... went on a 16-game hitting streak (Apr. 19-May 17) and had a hit in 24 of the final 26 games of the season ... recorded multiple hits in six straight games (Apr. 24-May 3), going 16-for-28 (.571) with 11 RBIs in that stretch ... had a monster game at UC Riverside (Apr. 24) with four hits, including three doubles, two runs and two RBIs ... after his hitting streak was snapped in the first game at UC Davis, responded with a pair of hits in each of the next two games (May 21-22), with a three-RBI and four-RBI effort, respectively ... had seven hits (including two in each of the first three games) at the NCAA Regionals ... named to the Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team as the DH.
(2015): 2015 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American ... All-Big West Honorable Mention ... appeared in 41 games and started in 30, splitting time between left field, first base and DH ... led the team, hitting .315 on the year ... hit a team-best six home runs on the year, the most for a Dirtbag since 2010 ... also had four doubles and two triples for a team-best .556 slugging percentage, which also ranked third in the Big West ... had 17 RBI and scored 14 runs ... went 2-for-3 in his first start against Utah Valley on Feb. 21 with a late RBI-single that gave the Dirtbags a lead in the eighth ... delivered a pinch hit single and brought in a run against Wichita State on Feb. 27 ... was hit by a pitch and scored on Mar. 1 ... had another pinch hit single at Arizona State on Mar. 7 ... went 1-for-2, stole a base and scored the next day at ASU ... went 1-for-1 and walked twice against San Diego State on Mar. 10 ... came through with another pinch hit single against Cal State Fullerton on Mar .21 ... went 1-for-3 against UNLV on Mar. 31 ... smacked his first extra-base hit with a pinch hit, RBI-double against CSUN on Apr. 4 ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles at UC Irvine on Apr. 10 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the finale at UCI on Apr. 12 and sparked a seven-game hit streak ... had another pinch hit single at San Diego on Apr. 14 ... reached base all four times against UC Riverside on Apr. 18, going 2-for-2 with two walks and hitting his first career home run -- a solo homer to left ... doubled and tripled while driving in a run at LMU on Apr. 21 ... smacked an RBI-double at Cal Poly on Apr .24 ... completed the Dirtbags big comeback at Cal Poly on Apr. 26 with a game-tying three-run homer ... hit a solo homer at UNLV on May 5 to complete back-to-back homers with Brock Lundquist and also hit a sacrifice fly ... homered twice as part of a 3-for-4 game that included two RBI and four runs scored at Indiana on May 8 ... started a five-game hit streak with a 1-for-4 game in the Indiana finale on May 10 ... singled against San Diego on May 12 ... hit a game-tying RBI-triple against UC Davis on May 15 and later scored the go-ahead run in the eighth ... singled and scored the next game before going 2-for-4 with another run scored in the finale ... smashed a solo home run in the last game of the year on May 23 at Cal State Fullerton.
Archbishop Mitty High School: The WCAL Player of the Year in 2014 ... also selected to the CalHi Sports All-State first team in addition to being named to the All-CCS team and All-NorCal first teams as a two-way player ... hit .425 as a senior with seven home runs and 30 RBI ... led his team to the semifinals of the CIF-CCS Open Division playoffs ... All-WCAL second team selection as a junior.
Personal: Also lettered in football for four years and basketball for two year ... and All-WCAL Honorable Mention selection in football ... an honor roll student throughout high school ... son of Greg and Jeanette ... majoring in Business.
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