Jason Corder drove in three runs on Sunday.
March 9, 2008
HONOLULU-- No. 9-ranked Long Beach State (9-2) used a five-run seventh inning to sweep host Hawaii (5-9) 8-4, winning their seventh in a row. Chris Nelson drove in three runs, as did Jason Corder. Hawaii lost their sixth straight.
Taylor Krick had three hits, while John Hill in his first collegiate start, had two hits and the game-tying RBI for the second time in the series. David Roberts (1-0) picked up the win with 2.2 shutout innings of relief, while Sam Spangler (0-2), one of four relievers in the seventh, took the loss.
A key defensive play by second baseman Jason Tweedy changed things for LBSU. Trailing 4-2 in the sixth, with a runner on base and Roberts on the mound, the senior made a diving stop and throw to keep it at 4-2 and end the inning. LBSU then plated five runs in the seventh to lead 7-4, after trailing 4-0.
An RBI single by Shane Peterson started things off, before an RBI single by Hill tied it at 4-4. A two-run single by Corder then made it 6-4. Nelson's RBI single made it 7-4.
Junior Harrison Kuroda, making his first start since high school, pitched into the fifth for Hawaii, walking three Dirtbags and giving up two of his three hits in the fifth as LBSU closed to within 4-2. Nelson's two-run single made it 4-2.
Jake Thompson gave up four runs over 4.1 innings for LBSU, with all four runs coming with two outs. A two-run, two-out single by Vinnie Catricala made it 2-0 in the first, before a two-out double by Alex Myers plated two more in the third to make it 4-0. Five of Hawaii's first seven hits were with two outs. Catricala finished with three hits.
Thompson got a little help from the bullpen in the fifth. After putting two runners on with one out, Brandon M.Godfrey got a flyout, before Brett Lorin struck out Jeffrey Van Doornum to keep it at 4-2. The Dirtbags return home to host Western Illinois on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and play USC next weekend, with Friday and Sunday's games at Blair Field and Saturday's game at Dedeaux Field.
- Related Links
- Baseball America
- Collegiate Baseball
- Minor League Baseball
- Major Leagues
- USA Baseball
- Dirtbag Baseball
- What is a Dirtbag?
- Dirtbags in the Majors
- Team History
- Blair Field
- Ticket Information
- Dirtbags Baseball Alumni Video
- MLB.com on Dirtbag Infielders
- Longoria on LBSU and Pro Ball
- Major Leaguers All-Time Gallery
- 1998 CWS Reunion
- Media Guides
Mathewson Selected To Baseball America's...06/22/2015 - Baseball
More postseason accolades rolled in for Long Beach State starting pitcher Chris Mathewson as he...
Lombana Drafted By The Twins In The 25th Round ...06/10/2015 - Baseball
Long Beach State junior pitcher Logan Lombana was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 25th...
Friedrichs Selected By A's In Seventh Round...06/09/2015 - Baseball
Long Beach State senior pitcher Kyle Friedrichs was selected by the Oakland A's in the seventh...
Mathewson Earns More Freshman All-America...06/08/2015 - Baseball
Starting pitcher Chris Mathewson took home another accolade on Monday as the National Collegiate ...
Dirtbags Trio Honored As Freshmen All-Americans06/03/2015 - Baseball
The Long Beach State Dirtbags freshmen trio of Chris Mathewson, Luke Rasmussen and Brock...
Friedrichs Named Semifinalist For 2015 Gregg...06/01/2015 - Baseball
Long Beach State senior Kyle Friedrichs has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award. ...