Jeff McNeil was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two doubles.
April 19, 2013
Santa Barbara, Calif. - Junior Jeff McNeil doubled to start off Friday's game against UC Santa Barbara, coming around to score to give the Dirtbags the lead in the top of the first, but the Gauchos' Brandon Trinkwon hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, and that score would hold for the rest of the game in a 2-1 loss for Long Beach State.
McNeil opened the game with a double, one of two on the day and three hits overall for the junior to get the Dirtbags off to a hot start. Moving over on a groundout, McNeil then came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Jeff Yamaguchi to make the score 1-0 in favor of Long Beach State (16-19, 6-4 Big West)
UC Santa Barbara (19-17, 5-5 Big West) answered back in the bottom half of the inning. Shane Carle picked up the first out of the inning, but walked Woody Woodward, and then Trinkwon hit a two-run shot, giving the Gauchos a 2-1 lead.
Pitching took over after the first inning for both teams, as Shane Carle finished with 6.1 innings pitched, allowing just the two runs, while Landon Hunt and Ty Provencher added 1.1 scoreless innings for the Dirtbags.
UCSB's Austin Pettibone was up the challenge however, going 8.1 innings and allowing just the one run despite giving up eight hits.
Long Beach State had one last chance to take or tie the game in the ninth inning, as Ino Patron led off the inning with a double. Pettibone picked up one out, then turned the ball over to Dylan Hecht in a save situation, who struck out Richard Prigatano, but the Dirtbags sophomore reached on a wild pitch, putting runners at the corners. A foul out and a strikeout by Hecht ended the threat, however, as the Gauchos held on for the win.
Long Beach State faces UC Santa Barbara for the second game in the series tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 2 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
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. ...