Senior Juan Avila leads the Dirtbags with three hits on the day.
The series continues tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Ino Patron was a home run short of the cycle, including an intentional walk.
Jeff McNeil finishes with three hits for Long Beach State.
The junior throws seven innings, striking out six in a 3-1 victory.
Long Beach State (2012): Played in five games as a backup catcher, making one start at Loyola Marymount (4/17).
Sacramento City College: Played two seasons at Sacramento City College ... Joins a line of recent players to come from Sac City to LBSU, including Kellen Hoime, Mike Marjama, and Cris Trout ... Had seven doubles and a triple while staring in 33 games for the Panthers ... Part of two super regional appearances at Sac City.
High School: A two-sport athlete at Elk Grove High School, lettering for four years in baseball and two in football ... Helped the team win two section championships in baseball ... Set the school record for doubles at Elk Grove.
Personal: Born in Sacramento, Calif. ... Parents are Mike Miller and Kelly McGhee ... Also recruited by Fresno State, UC Irvine and San Diego ... Majoring in American Studies.