May 6, 2008
LONG BEACH-- Eight Long Beach State pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Dirtbags (28-17) edged visiting Fresno State (28-24), 2-1 on Tuesday evening in a brisk two hours and 36 minutes.
Danny Espinosa drove in the team's second run on a double, and scored the first on a sacrifice fly, as Bryan Shaw notched his sixth save after giving up FSU's first run following a one-out hit by pitch by Shane Peterson.
LBSU got on the board in the second with a Brandon Godfrey sacrifice fly off of loser Sean Bonesteele, and then the Dirtbag first baseman threw out a runner at a plate on a squeeze but, before a double play kept the shutout intact in the third.
An RBI double by Espinosa made it 2-0 in the fourth.
Four more pitchers came through the turnstiles before Fresno State got another hit, in the seventh, before Nick Vincent struck out the next two and got a groundout to keep it scoreless. Vincent struck out four over 2.1 innings in relief, retiring the last seven batters he faced.
Peterson made his first appearance since last year's NCAA Regional loss against UCLA, hitting his only batter in the ninth, as he scored on a Steve Detwiler RBI single following a balk by Shaw. Shaw then got a flyout followed by a strikeout to record his sixth save.
Fresno State pitchers retired the final 14 LBSU batters of the game.
The Dirtbags return to action on Friday for a three-game series with third place UC Santa Barbara, with Friday's game at 6:30 p.m., Saturday's game at 6 p.m. and Sunday's contest at 1 p.m.
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