Ino Patron hits a three-run home run to cap an offensive outburst from Long Beach State.
Long Beach State plays four games against ranked teams this week.
David Hill earns third win of the season.
Jeff McNeil was 3-for-4 with two doubles in the loss.
Long Beach State stands in a tie for second-place after nine games.
Long Beach State (2012): Played in all 55 games during 2012 and started 52, splitting time between first base and designated hitter ... Led the team in starts at both positions ... Batted either third or fourth all season ... Led the team with 30 starts in the three hole ... Hit .279 and was third on the team with 53 hits .. Had 16 multiple hit games, the most on the team ... Walked 28 times, leading Long Beach State and was seventh in the Big West ... On-Base Percentage was .379, second-best on the team ... Went 3-for-3 in the season opener, reaching base four times and scoring a run (2/17) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in the finale with VCU (2/19) ... Had two RBI in a 1-for-5 day against Cal (2/24) ... Drove in two RBI with a pair of hits at Oregon (3/2) ... Made two hits in four straight games, starting with a 2-for-3 day against Arizona State (3/11) ... Had two hits in all three games at Cal State Fullerton (3/16, 3/18) ... Tied two career highs with three hits and three runs scored at Wichita State (3/24) ... Hit a triple and drove in two runs in that contest ... Started a five-game hitting streak against Washington State with a hit and two walks (3/26) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored at Cal Poly (3/31) ... Scored twice in a 4-0 win to take the series at Cal Poly (4/1) ... Hit a triple in a 3-for-4 day at UCR, with three runs scored (4/7) ... Drove in two RBI in a 2-for-5 day against UCSB (4/15) ... Tied a career-high with six at-bats at Cal State Northridge (4/28) ... Singled and scored in a pinch-hit appearance against UCLA (5/1) ... Started the LMU series with two hits (5/5) ... Drove in a run as a pinch hitter in the third game against the Lions (5/7) ... 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and a sacrifice against Pacific (5/19) ... Hit singles in the last two games of the season to end the year with a two-game hitting streak (5/26, 5/27).
(2011): Played in 54 games and started 53 as a true freshman, both fourth-most on the team ... Hit in the heart of the lineup all season, batting cleanup 20 times, hitting fifth 16 times, and third 10 times ... Started 24 games at DH and 23 at first base ... Led the Dirtbags in home runs with three on the year ... Third on the team in hitting at .277, third in slugging at .372, and third in on-base percentage at .363 ... Also third on the team with 24 RBI ... Scored 22 runs, had seven doubles, and was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts ... Walked 18 times, second on the team and was hit eight times ... Tied for the team lead with four multiple-RBI games ... Was second on the team with 16 multi-hit games ... Picked up a pair of hits against Cal State Fullerton (2/21) ... Finished with three against LMU, going 3-for-4 with a triple (2/22) ... 2-for-2 with a walk in the series opener with Oregon (3/4) ... Followed that with two more hits while tying a season high for at-bats, going 2-for-6 with double and two runs scored in a comeback extra-inning win (3/5) ... 2-for-3 with an RBI in LBSU's win over Rice (3/11) ... Reached six at-bats a second time, going 1-for-6 at Pepperdine (3/15) ... Had three hits and two RBI over the Oregon State doubleheader (3/19) ... Tied a season high with two runs scored at Stanford, while driving in a pair of runs (5/25) ... Reached base five times, scoring twice at Pacific in game one (4/1) ... Was 3-for-3 with a walk and a HBP, and had three RBI ... Followed that game with a 2-for-3 day against the Tigers (4/2) ... Went 1-for-3 in the finale at Stockton (4/3) ... Finished that five-game span with nine hits after going 2-for-3 with a double against San Diego State (4/5) ... Started a nine-game hitting streak with a 3-for-4 day against UC Davis (4/10) ... That also started a streak of four straight games with multiple hits ... Hit his first home run of the year at UC Santa Barbrara (4/21) ... Hit two more two games later against the Gauchos, driving in a season-high four RBI (4/23) ... Finished the streak with a 2-for-4 day at USC (4/26) ... Had two hits at San Diego State, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI (5/3).
High School: A three-year letterwinner in baseball at Granada High School ... Led team to their first playoff appearance in eight years in 2010 ... A two-time first-team all-league selection ... Hit over .390 all three years, including a .425 batting average as a senior.
Personal: Born in Fremont, Calif. ... Parents are Ino and Diana Patron ... Honor Roll student at Granada HS ... Major is recreation studies.