Feb. 17, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. - Long Beach State scored nine runs of the first three innings to take a 9-2 lead, and then kept pushing in a 13-9 win over No. 2 Vanderbilt, taking the final game of the series. The game was shortened to eight innings due to a pre-arrangement regarding Long Beach State's flight back to California.
Colby Brenner started off the game by drawing a leadoff walk against Vanderbilt starter T.J. Peccoraro, the first of three walks for the junior on the day. Back-to-back singles from Jeff McNeil and Ino Patron kept the rally going, and scored the first run of the game. Jeff Yamaguchi singled to bring home another run, and then with two on, Eric Hutting doubled off of the wall in left to score two more, spotting the Dirtbags a 4-0 lead.
After Vanderbilt picked up a pair in the bottom half of the first, Long Beach State added two more in the second on a double by Richard Prigatano. Leading 6-2, two straight walks to Hutting and Michael Hill sparked another rally for Long Beach State. Jonathan Serven singled to score the Dirtbags' seventh run, and after Carson Fulmer walked Brenner to load the bases, McNeil singled through the right side, driving in two runs and spotting Long Beach State to a 9-2 lead.
The Commodores climbed back into the game with five unanswered runs, cutting the Long Beach State lead to 9-7, but the Dirtbags added two more runs with a bases loaded walk to Hutting followed by a sacrifice fly by Hill in the top of the sixth.
All of that action had pushed the game to three hours in length before the end of the sixth inning, and additional rallies for Long Beach State in the top of the seventh and eighth innings forced the game into a shortened state with the last ups coming for the Commodores in that inning.
Freshman David Hill pitched 2.2 innings in relief, holding down Vanderbilt until a two-run home run by Connor Harrell made the score 13-9. Eddie Magallon came in and finished off the win for the Dirtbags by getting the final out on seven pitches.
With the win, the Dirtbags come home 1-2 after the opening series of the season, and will play another ranked team when they host No. 24 Arizona for a pair of games. The home opener against the Wildcats will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.
- Baseball Camps
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp I - June 19-23
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp II - June 26-30
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp III - July 6-8
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp IV - July 10-14
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp V - July 17-21
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp VI - July 24-28
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp VII - July 31-Aug. 4
- Dirtbags Summer Youth Baseball Camp VIII - Aug. 7-11
- Dirtbag Baseball
- What is a Dirtbag?
- Dirtbags in the Majors
- Team History
- Blair Field
- Ticket Information
- Beach Magazine Feature on Dirtbags in MLB
- Dirtbags Baseball Alumni Video
- MLB.com on Dirtbag Infielders
- Major Leaguers All-Time Gallery
- 1998 CWS Reunion
- Related Links
- Baseball America
- Collegiate Baseball
- Minor League Baseball
- Major Leagues
- USA Baseball
- Media Guides
Trio of Dirtbags Adorn ABCA West All-Region Team06/14/2017 - Baseball
Long Beach State had three players included on the ABCA/Rawlings West All-Region Team, with...
Three Dirtbags Named Honorable Mention All-Amer...06/14/2017 - Baseball
Long Beach State had three players named Honorable Mention All-American on Wednesday, as juniors ...
Brock Lundquist Drafted In 6th Round by Toronto...06/13/2017 - Baseball
Junior outfielder Brock Lundquist was selected in the 6th Round of the 2017 Major League Baseball...
David Banuelos Drafted by Seattle Mariners in...06/13/2017 - Baseball
All-American catcher David Banuelos was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 5th Round of the ...
Dirtbags Season Ends with 2-1 Super Regional...06/11/2017 - Baseball
Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton combined for just three runs on six hits on Sunday, with...
Dirtbags Drop Game Two of Super Regional to...06/10/2017 - Baseball
Led by a seven-run third inning, Cal State Fullerton picked up a 12-0 victory on Saturday...