March 24, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State's chances for victory in the finale with Cal State Fullerton were called out on appeal, as the tying run was wiped off the board in the bottom of the ninth inning, judging Michael Hill had left early on an apparent sacrifice fly, tying the game at 2-2.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Michael Hill led off the inning with a base hit, and following a second single by Richard Prigatano, a sacrifice put both the tying and winning runs in scoring position against Cal State Fullerton (21-3). Eric Hutting lifted a ball into shallow center field, allowing Hill to beat the throw to the plate, but on appeal, Hill was deemed to have left early, finishing the game as the final out for the Dirtbags in the bottom of the ninth.
Cal State Fullerton struck first in the top of the fourth inning, as Michael Lorenzen was hit by a pitch, and after advancing on a fly out, scored on an RBI single by catcher Jared Deacon. The Titans scored once again in the top of the fifth inning, as Keegan Dale came around to score following a leadoff walk on a double by Richy Pedroza.
Long Beach State (9-15) pulled back a run in the bottom of that same inning. Johnathan Serven reached on a bunt single, and after moving to second on a sacrifice, scoring on a double by Ino Patron to cut the lead to 2-1.
Freshman David Hill pitched well in his second start of the year, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing five hits and two runs, keeping the Dirtbags in the game. Senior Landon Hunt threw 1.2 scoreless innings to keep the game within reach, while Prigatano had three of the Dirtbags' eight hits.
Big West conference play starts next weekend for the Dirtbags, as Long Beach State hosts Cal State Northridge. That series will begin on Thursday, March 28 with a 6 p.m. start, followed by a 6 p.m. game on Friday and a 2 p.m. game to finish the series Saturday.
- 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 Picks Up Perfect Game All-Amer...06/27/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State starting pitcher Darren McCaughan was chosen as a 2016 College All-American by...
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,...