March 16, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Junior Jake Stassi threw seven innings of one-run baseball, striking out six, and the Dirtbag bats again came through during the later innings as Long Beach State took Saturday's game with Wichita State 3-1, winning the series.
Jeff McNeil led off the bottom of the first with a triple to right field, and came home on an RBI single from Jeff Yamaguchi as the Dirtbags took a 1-0 lead after the opening frame. Wichita Staet (11-7) picked up the equalizer in the top of the third inning, as Dayne Parker hit a flare to reach base, and avoided a tag by Zach Miller at the plate to tie the score at 1-1.
Stassi was in control for the remained of his four innings, getting out of his only jam with a strikeout and a groundout. Long Beach State (8-11) finally pushed ahead for good in the seventh inning, as Richard Prigatano got the action started with a base hit. With two outs, Zach Miller kept the rally going with a base hit, and Colton Vaughn struck a single just out of the reach of a diving Daniel Kihle to bring home the go-ahead run.
The Dirtbags added one more insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Ryan Millison pitched the final two innings without allowing a hit to collect his first save of the season.
Long Beach State will try to complete the sweep of Wichita State in the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
- Baseball Camps
- 2016 Youth Baseball Summer Camps - June 6-Aug. 8
- 2016 Middle School Summer Camp - July 6
- 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
Darren McCaughan Invited to USA Baseball...06/23/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State SP Darren McCaughan has received a training camp invitation from USA Baseball,...
Garrett Hampson Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold...06/19/2016 - Baseball
Dirtbags shortstop Garrett Hampson has been included as one of the nine players on the 2016 ABCA/...
Darren McCaughan Named ABCA All-American06/18/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State sophomore Darren McCaughan has picked up another prestigious postseason honor,...
Hampson, McCaughan Earn ABCA All-Region Honors06/15/2016 - Baseball
The Dirtbags have a pair of representatives on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)...
Chris Rivera Named NCBWA Freshman All-American06/13/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State relief pitcher Chris Rivera picked up an impressive postseason honor Monday,...
Mathewson, Jacobsen Selected on Final Day of...06/11/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State had two more players, both sophomore pitchers, selected on the final day of the ...