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11   Richard Prigatano
Richard Prigatano


Los Gatos, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220




McNeil, Four Other Dirtbags Garner All-Big West Recognition

Junior Jeff McNeil earns first team honors.


Dirtbags Travel To No. 7 UCLA For Tuesday Game

Long Beach State plays four games against ranked teams this week.


Dirtbags Win Finale Against UCSB 8-4

David Hill earns third win of the season.


Long Beach State Loses Heartbreaker in 2-1 Pitcher's Duel

Jeff McNeil was 3-for-4 with two doubles in the loss.


Dirtbags Continue Big West Play At UC Santa Barbara

Long Beach State stands in a tie for second-place after nine games.

Long Beach State (2013):Hit .302 while playing in 44 games before missing the end of the season due to injury ...ranked third on the team in batting average and second with a .362 on-base percentage ... earned All-Big West Second Team honors in the outfield ... started every game in right field before his injury ... tallied 23 RBIs and scored 22 times ...ranked third on the team with 11 doubles ... was 7-for-9 in stolen base attempts ... began the season going 2-for-4 at Vanderbilt (2/15) with a run, an RBI and a double ... had a base-clearing double in the finale at Vanderbilt (3/17) for three RBIs to go along with a run scored ... had a perfect 3-for-3 day with a double and two RBIs in the finale against Valparaiso (2/24) ... went 3-for-4 against Seattle (3/2) and drove in a run ... had two hits against UCLA (3/5), including his only homer of the year - a solo shot ... smashed a double at Arizona State (3/9) and again at Loyola Marymount (3/12) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Wichita State (3/17) ...went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored at San Diego State (3/19) ... had four consecutive multiple hit games from Mar. 24-30 ... went 3-for-4 in the finale at Cal State Fullerton (3/24) ... had two hits, including a double, and scored a run in the Cal State Northridge opener (3/28) ... went 3-for-5 with three RBIs in the middle game (3/29) ... had two more hits with a double and two more RBIs in the CSUN finale (3/30) ... scored two runs and drove in another at Pacifc (4/6) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Pacific finale (4/7) ... had a season-best 4-for-5 performance against UC Davis (4/12) with two RBIs and two runs scored ... hit a triple in the UC Davis finale (4/14) and scored a run ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI at UC Santa Barbara (4/21) ... scored a run in five consecutive games from Apr. 23-30.

Long Beach State (2012):Played in 47 games, starting 44 as a true freshman ... Made 28 starts in right field, his most frequent position, and 8 in left and DH ... Started season in 1-for-19 slump but recovered to hit .278 on the season ... Hit team's first sacrifice fly against California, along with a single (2/24) ... Started first of two five-game hitting streaks at UCLA (2/28) ... Had first multi-hit day with a double and a single at Oregon (3/4) ... Made two hits in the next game too in 2-for-3 day against San Diego State (3/6) ... Went 3-for-5 with a stolen base in series finale at Cal State Fullerton (3/18) ... Had two hits in all three games at Wichita State ... Started the series with a 2-for-5 day (3/23) ... Continued with a double in a 2-for-4 day with two RBI (3/24) ... Finished the weekend with a 2-for-3 performance on Sunday (3/25) ... Started an eight-game on-base streak with a single at Cal Poly (3/31) ... Set a career high with six at-bats, making two hits against UCSB (4/14) ... Ended the series with Gauchos with five hits ... Went 4-for-5 at Cal State Northridge, tying the team mark for hits in a single game in 2012 (4/28) ... Scored twice in the last game of that series, with a single and a walk (4/29) ... Homered at UC Davis, scoring two runs and driving in two runs in a 4-1 win (5/13).

High School:Drafted in the 16th round by the Toronto Blue Jays out of St. Francis High School but elected to come to Long Beach State ... A Baseball America Top 200 draft prospect going into the 2011 MLB Draft ... A breakout star in his senior season at St. Francis ... A first-team All-WCAL league pick, as well as a second-team all-state selection ... Named to the second-team Rawlings Gold Glove team, awarded nationally ... Hit .494 with eight doubles, four triples and six home runs as a senior ... Stole 10 bases and also drove in 28 RBI.

Personal:Born in Los Gatos ... Parents are Wayne and Debbie Prigatano ... Also recruited by Fresno State, Cal Poly and San Diego State ... Majoring in business.

2013 Highs:
At-Bats - 5, many times
Runs - 2, twice
Hits - 4, vs. UC Davis (4/12/13)
Home Runs - 1, twice
RBI - 3, twice
Stolen Bases - 2, twice

Career Highs:
At-Bats - 6, vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/14/12)
Runs - 2, many times
Hits - 4, twice
Home Runs - 1, many times
RBI - 3, twice
Stolen Bases - 2, twice


Career Statistics
2012 47-44 .278 158 11 44 5 0 1 14 9 45 3-6
2013 44-43 .302 159 22 48 11 2 1 23 13 33 7-9
Totals 91-87 .290 317 33 92 16 2 2 37 22 78 10-15