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8 Zack Rivera
Zack  Rivera


Tustin, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205




Dirtbags Hold On For 2-1 Win, Clinch Opening Series vs. Holy Cross

Freshman Chris Rivera stranded the potential tying run at third to preserve a 2-1 win for Long Beach State.


Rivera's Blast Not Enough As Dirtbags Fall At UC Irvine

The Dirtbags will close out the season with one final game at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Back-To-Back Homers Not Enough As Dirtbags Fall By A Single Run Again

Michael Hill and Jeff Yamaguchi hit Long Beach State's first back-to-back home runs since 2011.


Complete Effort Successful For Dirtbags In 6-4 Win Over UC Davis

Jake Stassi threw 7.1 innings, striking out four.


Dirtbags Open Series With Big Win Over UC Davis

Long Beach State piled up nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-2 win.

Long Beach State (2015): Appeared in all 54 games, making 49 starts in the outfield ... hit .259 on the year with a team-high of 26 RBI ... also hit three home runs and 12 doubles ... had eight stolen bases in nine attempts ... also ranked second on the team with 27 runs scored ... doubled and scored in the season-opener against Michigan on Feb. 13 ... began the season on a six-game hit streak ... went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and a run scored on Feb. 14 ... had another multi-hit game with an RBI on Feb. 15 ... had a four-RBI game with an RBI-groundout and two RBI-doubles in the opener against Utah Valley on Feb. 20 ... reached base in all four trips to the plate on Feb. 21 with two walks, a single and an RBI-triple ... brought in two more runs with his first home run of the season on Feb. 27 against Wichita State ... went 2-for-5 and scored a run against LMU on Mar. 3 ... hit a three-run homer at Arizona State to give the Dirtbags the late lead and eventual win on Mar. 7 ... doubled and scored in the ASU finale on Mar. 8 ... scored and doubled in the Cal State Fullerton opener on Mar. 20 ... had a multi-hit game wit htwo singles on Mar.22 against CSUF ... had a 3-for-3 day at the plate with an RBI-single and a double at UC Santa Barbara on Mar. 28 ... drove in a run and went 1-for-4 in the UCSB finale on Mar. 29 ... hit a sacrifice fly in the third and singled in the game-winner in the ninth against UNLV on Mar. 31 ... drove in the only run of the game against CSUN on Apr. 3 and doubled in another run on Apr. 4 ... went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, a solo homer and a double at San Diego State on Apr. 6 ... singled in every game of the series at UC Irvine from Apr. 10-12 and scored in the finale ... hit a sacrifice fly against UC Riverside on Apr. 17 ... was 2-for-5 with a two-RBI double and an RBI single in the UCR finale on Apr. 19 ... singled and scored twice at LMU on Apr. 21 ... doubled on Apr. 25 at Cal Poly ... went 2-for-3 and scored two key runs in the Dirtbags big comeback win on Apr. 26 ... hit a pair of doubles, drove in a run and scored in the opener at Indiana on May 8 ... was 1-for-3 against San Diego on May 12 ... was 2-for4 with a run scored and an RBI at Cal State Fullerton on May 21 ... ended the season on a three-game hit streak, going 1-for-3 on May 22 and 2-for-4 on May 23 at CSUF.

(2014): Made 12 starts, mostly at DH, and appeared in 27 games ... hit .125 on the year with two doubles and six runs batted in ... started as the DH and went 1-for-3 in the opener against Vanderbilt (2/14) ... had an RBI single against Vanderbilt on Sunday (2/16) ... went 1-for-2 with a single and an RBI against Wright State (2/21) ... drove in a run at UC Irvine (2/23) ... had a pinch hit sacrifice fly against Utah Valley (3/8) ... doubled twice against Indiana to help the Dirtbags to an upset win with a run scored and an RBI (3/14) ... smacked a pinch hit single and later score in another win over Indiana (3/16) ... had a pinch hit sacrifice fly against LMU (4/8).

(2013):Played in 42 games and started in 32 as a true freshman ... split time between DH and left field ... hit .283 on the year and ranked third on the team with 25 RBIs ... led the team with five sacrifice flies on the year ... did not make an error during his time in the outfield ... drew 12 walks and was hit three times for a .353 on-base percentage ... ended the season with a nine-game hit streak ... hit a pinch hit single at Vanderbilt (2/15) in his first career at-bat ... walked three times against Arizona (2/20) in his first career start ... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the series finale against Seattle (3/3) ... had a pinch hit single and scored a run against Wichita State (3/15) ... had two RBIs without a hit against Cal State Northridge (3/28) with a walk and a sacrifice fly ... drove in at least one run in four consecutive games (3/28-4/14) ... drew a walk to drive in a run against CSUN (3/30) ... had two RBIs against UC Davis (4/12) with a double and a sacrifice fly ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI the next day (4/13) ... went 2-for-4 and scored a run at UC Santa Barbara (4/20) ... hit a double, scored a run and drove in three at UCLA (4/23) ... drove in two runs with a triple against Cal Poly (4/28) ... back-to-back two-hit games at Cal State Fullerton (5/3, 5/4) ... hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run at CSUF (5/5) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Hawaii (5/10) ... started his hit streak with a 1-for-2 performance in the Hawaii finale (5/12) ... had four consecutive one-hit games (5/12-5/18) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs against UC Riverside (5/19) ... smashed a three-run homer at UC Irvine(5/24) as part of a 2-for-4 performance.

Beckman High School:A two-sport athlete at Beckman, playing football and baseball ... A four-year letterwinner in baseball and earned three in football ... An All-CIF selection in both sport as a senior ... Hit .380 with five home runs, 31 RBI and 26 stolen bases while leading Beckman to a CIF championship.

Personal: Born in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... parents are Rene Rivera and Amy Guthrie ... qlso recruited by UC Irvine and LMU ... majoring in Consumer Afairs.

2015 Highs:
At-Bats - 6, twice
Runs - 2, 5 times
Hits - 3, at UC Santa Barbara (3/28)
HR - 1, 3 times
RBI - 4, vs. Utah Valley (2/20)
Stolen Bases - 2, vs. Michigan (2/15)

Career Highs:
At-Bats - 6, twice
Runs - 2, 6 times
Hits - 3, twice
HR - 1, 4 times
RBI - 4, vs. Utah Valley (2/20/15)
Stolen Bases - 2, vs. Michigan (2/15/15)


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