Long Beach State scored five times in the fourth inning, capped by a three-run home run from junior Shaq Robinson, to defeat No. 11 UCLA 5-1 on Tuesday night in Westwood.
The Dirtbags pounded out 15 hits, and came through in big spots with five two-out RBIs to defeat UC Riverside, 6-2, on Friday night.
It was a night for the record books, highlighted by redshirt sophomore Jacob Hughey, who tied LBSU's single-game record with six hits in Thursday's 24-10 rout of Fresno State.
Long Beach State held a late 4-2 lead on the road at LMU on Tuesday night, but couldn’t hold onto the victory as the Lions came back for a walk-off win in the 10th.
The Dirtbags scored three runs in the seventh inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and give Zak Baayoun a much-deserved win. The sophomore struck out 12 in his first career start as LBSU topped St. Mary’s, 4-1.
Sacramento City College (2016-17): Played two seasons with the Panthers, hitting a combined .308 with a .392 OBP … Was a Big 8 Conference Honorable Mention selection in 2016, then a Second Team All-Big 8 selection in 2017 … Hit .329 as a freshman in 2016 … Last season, scored 26 runs and collected 23 RBIs, while also stealing eight bases in 36 games played … Hit .297 as a sophomore with eight doubles, a triple and a home run.
Laguna Creek High School: Spent two seasons on varsity with the Cardinals … Batted .338 and had an OBP of .435 to go with 15 runs scored and 10 RBIs as a senior in 2014 … Also made seven appearances as a pitcher that season, going 3-3 with a 1.73 ERA in 32.1 innings pitched.
Personal: Son of Raymond and Christi … Enjoys fishing … Also recruited by Florida State, UCF, and Cal State Dominguez Hills … Majoring in consumer affairs.
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