May 11, 2014
HONOLULU – A 20-hit onslaught led to 11 runs as the Long Beach State Dirtbags clinched the series with an 11-5 win over Hawaii on Saturday. The offense poured out for the Dirtbags (25-23, 11-6 Big West) with seven of their 11 run coming in the fifth inning.
The Dirtbags’ hit parade was one of its highest offensive outputs since 2011. The last time the Dirtbags had 20 hits in a single game was Apr. 1, 2011 at former Big West foe Pacific. Garrett Hampson had two of those hits in the huge fifth inning, marking the first time since that a Dirtbag had two hits in an inning since the same game.
Colton Vaughn had a career night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four runs batted in. He had two run-scoring doubles and two singles for a career-high four hits. His first double put the Dirtbags on top 2-0 in the second inning. He brought in another run in the fifth and doubled in another insurance run in the eighth.
The Dirtbags found themselves up 9-0 in the fifth inning after sending 11 batters to the plate in the frame and plating seven runs. The first five batters reached base safely and the next two hit sacrifice flies. Vaughn and Hampson finished off the scoring with two more run-scoring singles.
The Rainbow Warriors (19-27, 3-14 Big West) answered back in the bottom of the sixth with a five run inning to claw their way back in the game. Five of the their nine hits came in the inning to fuel the rally. Trevor Podratz sparked the rally with a pinch hit double to lead off the inning. Adam Hurley and Austin Wobrock each had two-RBI hits in the rally.
Ty Provencher came in to stop the scoring after all five runs were scored with two outs. He would end up pitching the final 3.1 innings of the game for his third save of the season. Josh Frye had one of his shortest outings of the year but came away with the win to improve to 6-0. Hawaii’s Scott Kuzminsky took the loss on the mound.
Every Dirtbag in the lineup had at least one hit in the game. Seven of the nine to come to the plate had at least two. Vaughn’s four led the offensive onslaught while Ino Patron and Hampson each had three hits.
The Dirtbags will go for the series sweep in Hawaii tomorrow with the series finale’s first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. (PT).
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