April 29, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Sophomore left-hander Nick Sabo was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week after helping the Dirtbags win in two games against ranked opponents in the last week.
Getting the start on Tuesday against No. 7 UCLA, Sabo rose to the challenge with his best start of the season. Matching a career-high with five innings pitched, Sabo earned the win over the Bruins, scattering three hits with no runs allowed in an 11-1 rout at UCLA.
Then on Sunday against No. 18 Cal Poly, Sabo entered the game in the third inning in relief with the bases loaded and one-out with the Dirtbags trailing 3-0. With a shallow fly ball and a popout, Sabo got Long Beach State out of the inning and threw three more scoreless innings as the Dirtbags rallied to defeat Cal Poly 9-5.
Combined, Sabo threw 8.2 scoreless innings last week against two ranked teams, allowing just five hits while holding the Bruins and Mustangs to .172 hitting.
Sabo is the first Dirtbags player to win a weekly honor from the Big West this season, and it is the first award of his collegiate career.
- Baseball Camps
- 2016 Youth Baseball Summer Camps - June 6-Aug. 8
- 2016 Middle School Summer Camp - July 6
- 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
Darren McCaughan Picks Up Perfect Game All-Amer...06/27/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State starting pitcher Darren McCaughan was chosen as a 2016 College All-American by...
Darren McCaughan Invited to USA Baseball...06/23/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State SP Darren McCaughan has received a training camp invitation from USA Baseball,...
Garrett Hampson Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold...06/19/2016 - Baseball
Dirtbags shortstop Garrett Hampson has been included as one of the nine players on the 2016 ABCA/...
Darren McCaughan Named ABCA All-American06/18/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State sophomore Darren McCaughan has picked up another prestigious postseason honor,...
Hampson, McCaughan Earn ABCA All-Region Honors06/15/2016 - Baseball
The Dirtbags have a pair of representatives on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)...
Chris Rivera Named NCBWA Freshman All-American06/13/2016 - Baseball
Long Beach State relief pitcher Chris Rivera picked up an impressive postseason honor Monday,...