Sophomore Zak Baayoun pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and the Dirtbags offense executed efficiently all night in a resounding 8-0 win over UC Davis on Friday.
Long Beach State swept the weekly awards for Big West baseball, seeing Zak Baayoun win Pitcher of the Week and Clayton Andrews win Player of the Week.
Sophomore LHP Zak Baayoun went eight innings, allowing just one unearned run and striking out eight as Long Beach State picked up a 5-2 win at rival Cal State Fullerton on Friday.
Long Beach State got a lockdown start from Zak Baayoun and pounded out 15 hits offensively to overwhelm visiting Tulane on Friday night.
In his first career start, sophomore lefty Zak Baayoun earned Big West Pitcher of the Week honors by striking out 12 batters last Friday night vs. St. Mary’s.
Long Beach State (2017): Appeared in 31 games out of the bullpen, pitching 22.1 innings with a 3-0 record, a 3.22 ERA and 28 strikeouts ... Allowed four extra-base hits in his first 10 appearances, but allowed none over his final 21 games ... Delivered a clutch performance in a 4-1 win at No. 7 North Carolina (Mar. 4), striking out a pair in 1.2 innings pitched while stranding the tying run in scoring position in the 6th inning ... Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings at Stanford (Mar. 28), allowing one unearned run ... Picked up his first career victory in the regular season finale at Cal State Fullerton (May 27) and recorded two victories in the Long Beach Regional as LBSU defeated Texas on June 3 and June 4 ... Protecting a 2-1 lead against Texas in the final game of the regional (June 5), struck out two batters with the potential go-ahead run in scoring position ... Closed the season strong, going 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in his final 15 appearances, allowing just one run on four hits with 15 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
Woodbridge High School: Played for head coach Tim Murray, spending three seasons on varsity with the Warriors ... was second team All-Pacific Coast League as a junior while earning the team's Golden Glove award ... won Pacific Coast League MVP in 2016 after a strong senior season, also picking up first team All-County honors from OC Sidelines ... made 13 starts as a senior in 2016, going 10-2 with a 1.53 ERA to lead the Warriors to a Pacific Coast League title ... threw a complete game, two-hit shutout in a 1-0 win over Palm Desert HS in the 2016 CIF Southern Section Division 3 semifinals ... also played first base for Woodbridge, hitting .337 as a senior with 10 stolen bases.
Personal: Born in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... parents are Yahya and Julie ... majoring in business.
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