Jeff McNeil hit .625 with four stolen bases over last week.
May 12, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Jeff McNeil and Juan Avila came through again for the Dirtbags, as Long Beach State scrapped to a 3-2 win in the final game of the series with Hawai'i. McNeil had three hits and two stolen bases, while Avila drove in a pair for the Dirtbags.
The Dirtbags opened up a lead early, taking a 1-0 advantage after the first inning. McNeil led off the inning with a hit, and after stealing second, was pushed over to third base on a sacrifice, and scored on the first of two sacrifice flies from Avila on the day.
Hawai'i (12-33, 7-14 Big West) answered back by scoring a pair of runs in the second inning. Marc Flores led off the inning with a double, and scored on an RBI single by Kalei Hanawahine. Hanawahine then gave the Rainbows the lead after a Colton Vaughn error allowed the outfielder to score.
Long Beach State (24-25, 11-10 Big West) tied the game in the bottom of the second inning, pushing around another run on a sacrifice fly. Zack Rivera singled, and after a steal and an overthrow, scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Yamaguchi.
With the top of the order up for the Dirtbags in the sixth inning, McNeil and Avila teamed up again to give Long Beach State the lead. McNeil kicked off the inning with a hit, and after stealing second and moving to third on the overthrow, Avila lifted his second sac fly to the outfield to give the Dirtbags a 3-2 lead.
Ryan Millison came on in relief of David Hill in the seventh, throwing two scoreless innings, but Hawai'i caused some drama in the ninth inning. Trevor Podratz hit a leadoff single, and moved into scoring position after a bunt sacrifice. Jon Maciel shut the door on the Rainbows, getting two outs on two pitched to earn his seventh save, and sealing the win for Hill who improved to 4-2 on the season.
Long Beach State's homestand continues Tuesday as the Dirtbags host Pepperdine. First pitch at Blair Field is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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