April 20, 2012
Long Beach, Calif. - UC Irvine struck again on a foggy night at Blair Field, as Andrew Thurman stilled the Long Beach State bats and outlasted Matt Anderson by throwing a no-hitter as the Anteaters defeated the Dirtbags 4-0.
Anderson allowed just one earned run in what was a close game until the ninth inning despite the Dirtbags' lack of production. Anderson struck out five over 6.2 innings, but was outclassed on Friday by Thurman.
Thurman hit leadoff batter Jeff McNeil in the bottom of the first, but then retired the next 23 batters until surrendering a walk to Jeff Yamaguchi, facing two over the minimum while forcing the Dirtbags into their first shutout of the season.
Long Beach State had some chances for a hit, but came up short consistently. The closest came in the top of the seventh, when a screaming liner by Matt Duffy was caught by third baseman Taylor Sparks.
UC Irvine took the lead in the second inning. Kris Paulino drew a leadoff walk, and after a sacrifice, Paulino came home to score on a single by Dillon Moyer making the score 1-0.
The only other run against Anderson was unearned in the sixth inning, as Connor Spencer scored after leadoff walk on a sacrifice, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly.
UC Irvine scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth following a double and a triple off of reliever Eddie Magallon.
Long Beach State has now been no-hit two seasons in a row by UC Irvine. Matt Summers accomplished the feat last season for the Anteaters. The Dirtbags have only been no-hit through nine innings twice.
The teams return to Blair Field tomorrow for game two of the series. Southpaw Ryan Strufing takes the mound for the Dirtbags, facing UC Irvine's Philip Ferragamo.
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