Matt Fields picked up his second win in of the season in his first career start with six strong innings on the mound.
LBSU used a six-run 7th inning to take an 8-3 win at Oklahoma, setting up a rubber match on Sunday morning.
Long Beach State (2017): Made five appearances and two starts before his season was derailed by injury ... Finished with a 2-0 record and a 3.31 ERA, covering 16.1 innings ... Made his first appearance Feb. 18 at Oklahoma, tossing three innings of one-run ball in an 8-3 Dirtbags victory, picking up his first career win in relief ... Made his first start on Feb. 26 against Fordham, allowing just one run in six innings to pick up his second career win and first at Blair Field.
Lakewood High School: Spent three seasons on varsity playing for Lancers head coach Spud O'Neil ... played as an infielder and a pitcher, posting his best season as a senior in 2016 ... made nine starts in his final season, going 7-3 with a 1.20 ERA, striking out 64 batters in 58.1 innings pitched ... named to the first team of the 2016 Press-Telegram Dream Team ... also hit .333 with 36 runs scored, 17 RBIs and 15 extra-base hits as a senior, including four home runs.
Personal: Parents are James and Linnea ... his father, James, also attended Long Beach State and now works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ... undecided on a major.
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