April 2, 2010
Long Beach, Calif. - Eight in the eighth was good enough for the Dirtbags, extending a slim 5-4 lead into a 13-4 rout as Long Beach State evened up a three-game set with Pacific. Devin Lohman was 5-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored for the Dirtbags.
Despite the big numbers for Lohman, the team and coach Mike Weathers, who earned his 300th win at Long Beach State, the game got off to a very rocky start for the Dirtbags. Leadoff hitter Nick Longmire singled on the first pitch of the game, and then two misplayed bunts became two extra runners to load the bases with no outs. Pacific would eventually score two runs and grab an early lead against Long Beach State.
A leadoff single led to another run for Pacific in the fourth inning, and after the Dirtbags pulled back one run in the fourth on an RBI double from Steve Tinoco, the Tigers again took a four-run lead in the fifth after a double from Brett Christopher and a single by Brian Martin.
Lohman would again give the Dirtbags a spark with a leadoff hit in the sixth, and Joey Terdoslavich slammed a two-run shot to left field to cut the lead to one. The Dirtbags then tied the game when Kirk Singer scored Tinoco with a two-out RBI later in the sixth.
With the score tied in the bottom of the seventh, Long Beach State manufactured a run on hits from Brennan Metzger and Lohman to take the lead. Starter Jake Thompson then worked his way out of a jam in the eighth. With runners on first and third and no outs, Martin at first ran in front of the Dirtbags' Matt Duffy for an interference call to hold the runner at third and give the Dirtbags an out. Thompson then responded by striking out J.B. Brown and got out of the inning with a grounder to Lohman at short to get out of the inning.
The Dirtbags then went to work on the Pacific bullpen, batting around in the bottom of the eighth and scoring eight runs, culminating with a Jonathan Jones triple to score Juan Avila to give the 49ers a nine-run edge. Kenny Arnerich then worked a scoreless ninth to get the win for Long Beach State.
Thompson picked up the win to remain undefeated at 4-0, while Hunter Carnavale took the loss for Pacific. The Dirtbags finished with 13 runs on 17 hits over the evening.
With his fifth hit in the game, Lohman became the first Dirtbag to get five hits in a game since 2007 and the first player for Long Beach State match the feat at Blair Field since Evan Longoria.
Pacific and Long Beach State return to Blair Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the teams play one more time to decide the series. Branden Pinder is scheduled to take the mound for Long Beach State.
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