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Tristan Mercadel
Tristan  Mercadel

RS Senior

Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Riverside Poly

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190




Five-Run Fourth Leads Dirtbags Past No. 11 UCLA

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.


Late Offense Propels Dirtbags Past USC

Long Beach State scored six times in the final two innings to earn an 8-5 win at USC on Tuesday night, led by a three-hit night from Leonard Jones.


Offense Erupts as Dirtbags Win 24-10 at Fresno State

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.


Dirtbags Cruise Past Tulane in Series Opener, 13-2

Long Beach State got a lockdown start from Zak Baayoun and pounded out 15 hits offensively to overwhelm visiting Tulane on Friday night.


No. 20 Long Beach State Grinds Out 5-4 Win To Take Fullerton Series

LBSU has now won six straight weekend series to start the season, heading into Big West play next Friday.

Long Beach State (2017): Made seven starts and appeared in 22 games after recovering from his season-ending injury the year prior … Drew seven walks compared to six strikeouts and scored four times … Started six times in the outfield and once at DH … Was also used 11 times as a pinch-hitter … Recorded his first hit of the season on Mar. 12 at Arizona State.

(2016): Made 20 appearances with 16 starts in the outfield (12 in CF, four in RF) ... batted .280 with three doubles and eight RBIs in his 50 at bats ... injured knee at Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 26) and missed the final 10 weeks of the season ... first hits of the year came in a 2-for-4 effort against Arizona State (Feb. 27) ... hit a two-run double in the first inning of a Mar. 1 meeting with USC ... went 2-for-2 against Fresno State (Mar. 7) ... stole two bases in the first game at Oklahoma (Mar. 12) ... was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored against LMU (Mar. 15) ... in his final game, went 2-for-2 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base at Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 26) before departing due to injury in the fourth inning.

Long Beach State (2015): Appeared in 46 games and made 41 starts in the outfield ... hit .268 on the year with four doubles and two triples ... scored 20 times, was 6-for-8 when stealing a base and ranked second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts ... brought in the eventual game-winner with a run-scoring triple in the opener against Michigan on Feb. 13 ... singled and scored the next day ... went 1-for-3 against Pepperdine on Feb. 17 ... scored in three consecutive starts from Feb. 27-Mar. 3 ... went 2-for-4 with a double against LMU on Mar. 3 ... went 1-for-2 against George Washington on Mar. 11 ... doubled in the game-tying run against Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 21 ... went 1-for-3 at UC Santa Barbara on Mar. 29 to start a three-game hit streak ... delivered a pinch hit single against UN:V on Mar. 31 ... singled and scored twice against CSUN on Apr. 2 ... broke out of 0-for-8 slump with a single at San Diego on Apr. 14 ... went 1-for-4 and scored a run against UC Riverside ... was 2-for-4, scored twice and stole a base against UCR on Mar. 19 ... tripled at Cal Poly on Apr. 25 and scored ... went 3-for-5 at Cal Poly on Apr. 26, including a two-RBI single that started the Dirtbags big comeback win ... scored the Dirtbags first run and later singled against UCLA on Apr. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and scored twice in the finale against Hawai'i on May 3 ... was 2-for-5 and scored at UNLV on May 5 ... singled in a run and later scored at Indiana on May 10 ... was 2-for-4 against San Diego on May 12 ... continued five-game hit streak with a single in each game against UC Davis May 15-17 ...finished the season with a 3-for-5 game, including a double, at Cal State Fullerton on May 23.

(2014): Did not appear in a game as a true freshman.

Riverside Poly High School: Four-year letterwinner at Riverside Poly ... was a three-time First Team All-League selection ... also earned All-County and All-CIF honors as a senior ... helped the Bears to a 19-8 record as a senior and a league championship ... hit .400 or above in each of his last three seasons, including a .437 average as a senior with four home runs and 17 doubles.

Personal: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. to Dale and Nicole ... also recruited by UCLA, Arizona St., UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside ... Majoring in Consumer Affairs.


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