April 13, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - One big inning proved to be the difference as the Long Beach State Dirtbags dropped the series finale 8-4 at UC Davis. The Aggies (16-16, 3-6 Big West) scored seven of their runs during a big third inning and held on the rest of the way for the win.
The game was tied 1-1 going into the third inning when UC Davis did all its damage. A couple doubles led to UC Davis' first run in the bottom of the first. However, the Dirtbags (16-18, 3-3 Big West) responded in the second to tie up the game.
Ino Patron laced a double to left center and later scored on a Zack Domingues ground ball, making it 1-1. Nick Sabo held the Aggies scoreless in the second but 12 batters came to the plate in the third against Sabo and reliever Ryan Millison.
The second double of the day from Nick Lynch regained a 2-1 lead for the home team and another double from Mark Cardinalli plated two more for a 4-1 lead. The big blow came when Tanner Bily hit a fly ball into left field that drifted over the wall on a windy day at Dobbins Stadium in Davis, Calif. The home run brought in three more runs and the Aggies brought in one more before Millison could finally shut the door on the rally.
Long Beach State had a few chances to climb back in the ball game but couldn't completely erase the deficit. They loaded the bases in the sixth and seventh with no outs. Both Colby Brenner and Michael Hill scored in the fifth on an Aggie error and an Ino Patron single. Eric Hutting scored in the fifth. Both opportunities were cut a bit short as the Dirtbags grounded into a double play in each inning and four in the game.
Evan Wolf went five innings for the Aggies to get the win on the mound while Sabo took the loss in his first start in three weeks. Patron was 2-for-4 in the game with his ninth double of the season.
The Dirtbags return home next week and will remain there for the next three weekend series. They take on UC Santa Barbara next weekend with the first pitch set for Thursday at 6 p.m.
- Baseball Camps
- 2016 GameDay Prospect Camps - Sep. 3 & Sep. 24
- 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
Marco Estrada Named to American League All-Star...07/05/2016 - Baseball
Former LBSU pitcher Marco Estrada (Toronto Blue Jays) earned his first All-Star Game selection...
Darren McCaughan Makes USA Collegiate National ...07/01/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State sophomore Darren McCaughan has officially been named to USA Baseball’s...
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,...