Feb. 19, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State's first game with No. 10 Arizona will stretch into Wednesday, as the Dirtbags held a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning when heavy rains forced a suspension. The game with resume at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with the regularly scheduled contest for 3:30 to follow immediately afterwards.
Arizona struck first blood right in the first inning. After Sabo picked up the first out a walk to Riley Moore put a runner on base for the Wildcats, and after a fielder's choice, a single by Brandon Dixon put runners on first and second. And RBI single by Trent Gilbert then scored Moore to put Arizona on top 1-0.
Outside of the first inning, Nick Sabo didn't allow another earned run, finishing with a career high six strikeouts over five innings, which was also his longest appearance as a Dirtbag. Long Beach State gave him more support with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Richard Prigatano singled with one out in the inning, and Jeff Yamaguchi reached on an error putting two on. After a balk from Nick Cunningham, Eric Hutting doubled to score two, and Josh Guerra hit the first home run of the season for the Dirtbags, capping a four-run inning and catapulting Long Beach State into a 5-1 lead.
Arizona added two unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning behind a pair of Dirtbag errors, and cut the lead to one in the top of the sixth after a passed ball allowed helped another run come home without a hit after a leadoff walk from Logan Lombana.
Jake Stassi and Eddie Magallon combined for a hitless inning of relief in the top of the eighth, while in the bottom half, Yamaguchi singled with one out, and after a sacrifice, Guerra was intentionally walked, with Hill at the plate when play was suspended.
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