Junior Jeff McNeil earns first team honors.
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 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.