May 7, 2011
Tempe, Ariz. - Matt Duffy and Jeff McNeil each doubled for Long Beach State, Duffy finishing with three hits and McNeil with two, but No. 6 Arizona State scored early and often in a 9-2 defeat on Saturday night.
After Long Beach State (23-21) went down in order in the first, Arizona State (34-11) took the lead for good in the first inning. After starter Branden Pinder walked the leadoff batter, Johnny Reuttiger, an error on the throw on a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with no outs, and ASU pushed both runs across to take a 2-0 lead.
The DIrtbags got through the second inning with no score, but ASU added two more runs in the third inning on back-to-back doubles by Austin Barnes and Joey DeMichele, the second of his five hits on the day. With Pinder out of the game, the Sun Devils then added three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to take a commanding 9-0 lead.
The Dirtbags finally got on the board in the eighth inning. With one out, McNeil started a rally with a single, and Michael Hill followed with a single to put two runners on for the Dirtbags. A walk to Ino Patron loaded the bases, and then two runs came home to score on an RBI single by Mike Marjama.
Long Beach State closes out the series with ASU Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
- Baseball Camps
- 2016 GameDay Prospect Camp (9th Grade & Up) - Dec. 3
- 2016 Youth Hitting Camps - Dec. 5-26
- 2016 Youth Winter Camp - Dec. 26-30
- 2017 Dirtbags Youth Hitting Camps - Jan. 8-29
- 2017 Dirtbags High School Hitting Camps - Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
- 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
Dirtbags Ranked No. 17 in Collegiate Baseball...12/20/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State checks in at No. 17 in the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40, earning the...
Darren McCaughan Named Preseason All-American12/19/2016 - Baseball
Dirtbags starting pitcher Darren McCaughan has been named a second-team Preseason All-American by...
Team Dirt Uses Hot Start To Take Game One vs. Bags11/19/2016 - Baseball
In Game One of Long Beach State’s annual Dirt vs. Bags series, Team Dirt raced out to an 8-...
Dirtbags Add Nine Players in Early Signing Period11/16/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State head coach Troy Buckley has announced the arrival of this year’s Dirtbags ...
Dirt vs. Bags Series This Weekend at Blair Field11/14/2016 - Baseball
The Dirtbags welcome all fans to Blair Field admission-free this weekend for the annual Dirt vs. ...
Dirtbags Release 2017 Home Schedule10/05/2016 - Baseball
Looking to prepare his team for another trip to the postseason, Dirtbags head coach Troy Buckley ...