May 3, 2013
Fullerton, Calif. - Colton Vaughn scored both of Long Beach State's runs and was a homer short of the cycle, but the second baseman's effort wasn't enough as the Dirtbags fell 3-2 in the series opener with No. 4 Cal State Fullerton.
Cal State Fullerton (37-7, 13-3 Big West) struck first, scoring a run on sloppy play from the Dirtbags. Richy Pedroza walked to start the bottom of the first inning, moving to third on a stolen base and an overthrow, and then scored on a second error in the frame by Juan Avila. Shane Carle got out of the inning on the arm of Richard Prigatano, who picked up a double play with an outfield assist after throwing out Carlos Lopez at the plate from right field to end the first.
Long Beach State (21-22, 9-7 Big West) answered back in the top of the third inning to tie the score. Colton Vaughn beat out an infield single, and sacrifice and a groundout moved the sophomore to third base. Jeff Yamaguchi then lifted a liner just over the head of Pedroza at short to bring home Vaughn and even the score.
The Titans recovered quickly, however, picking up a run in the bottom of the third inning after back-to-back doubles from Carlos Lopez and J.D. Davis. Austin Kingsolver tacked on one more run in the bottom of the fifth inning to put Cal State Fullerton on top by two 3-1.
Long Beach State pulled back a run in the top of the seventh inning, as Vaughn cracked a double, and came around to score on a sacrifice and a sacrifice fly from Jeff McNeil. Koby Gauna and Michael Lorenzen combined to shut down the LBSU bats in the final two innings, preserving the win for Thomas Eshelman, while Carle took the loss for the Dirtbags.
The series continues on Saturday in a late night contest as the Dirtbags play in the first game on national television this season. First pitch is at 8 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
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