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Dirtbags Head to Hawai'i for Final Road Trip

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Friday, May 18
Long Beach State at Hawai'i
Time: 9:35 p.m. PT
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i (Les Murakami Stadium)
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Saturday, May 19
Long Beach State at Hawai'i
Time: 9:35 p.m. PT
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i (Les Murakami Stadium)
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Sunday, May 20
Long Beach State at Hawai'i
Time: 4:05 p.m. PT
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i (Les Murakami Stadium)
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• Long Beach State picked up a series win over UCSB, winning the first two games of the weekend. LBSU staged an improbable comeback in Friday's opener, erasing an 8-0 sixth-inning defecit before earning a 9-8 walk-off win on a wild pitch in the ninth inning.
• LBSU cruised to a victory in game two as starter Clayton Andrews threw seven shutout innings, allowing just four singles while striking out eight. Freshmen Leonard Jones and Chris Jimenez each had three RBIs in the victory.
• Andrews was named Big West Pitcher of the Week following his start against the Gauchos, winning the award for the third time this season and the second week in a row.
• Including the nine unanswered runs from Friday, plus Saturday's 12-0 win and the first two runs of Sunday's finale, LBSU scored a whopping 23 unanswered runs against the Gauchos.

• UH picked up a non-conference series win at Fresno State last weekend, winning the first two games over the Bulldogs. That snapped a streak of three straight series losses in Big West play for the Rainbow Warriors, who actually started conference action by winning their first three series. UH has once again been superior at home this season, with a 17-11 home record and an 8-9 mark off the islands.
• Redshirt junior SS Maaki Yamazaki has been UH's leading hitter this season, batting at a .323 clip with 30 runs scored. Providing the power has been sophomore RF Adam Fogel, who leads the Warriors with 16 doubles, six home runs and 32 RBIs.
• Pitching has been inconsistent for Hawai'i this season, but they've gotten solid work in the bullpen from redshirt sophomore closer Dylan Thomas. The righthander has 13 saves to lead the Big West and has a 1.30 ERA in 24 appearances, striking out 40 in 34.2 innings of work.
• Long Beach State swept the three-game set between these teams last season, winning a pair of 2-1 games to start and end the series.

• Junior CF/LHP Clayton Andrews has been a consistent two-way contributor this season, among LBSU's leaders in both batting average (.300) and ERA (2.37).
• Andrews has been named both the Big West Player of the Week (Mar. 26) and Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 9, May 7, May 14) this season. He is the first player in conference history (going back to 1987) to win both awards in the same season.

• Long Beach State received a multi-million dollar donation during the offseason from longtime supporter Marilyn Bohl. In recognition of her generous gift, the Dirtbags' home field has been renamed Bohl Diamond at Blair Field.
• Bohl has been actively involved in supporting the Blair Field renovation project for years, and previously gave a one million dollar gift to help kick off the initial phase of the renovations prior to the 2016 season.
• So far, the renovation efforts have included a new outfield fence, the Troy & Danyll Tulowitzki Batting Facility, the Jered Weaver Bullpen, and improvements to the Dirtbags locker room. Future plans include new stadium lighting, improved field drainage, a new multi-purpose team room along the left field line, plus restroom and seating upgrades.

• For the eighth consecutive year, Long Beach State had more players in the major leagues than any other university in 2017. There were 15 former Dirtbags who played in the majors in 2017, and the all-time total for LBSU is 48 big league representatives.
• There were two former Dirtbags who made their MLB debuts in 2017. First, it was RHP Shane Carle who appeared for the Colorado Rockies on April 14. Later in the season, C Mike Marjama made his debut with the Seattle Mariners on September 3.
• Long Beach State began the 2018 season with 10 former players on MLB rosters, with a handful of others waiting in the minor leagues. LBSU's list of current big leaguers is: Shane Carle (Atlanta), Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay), Marco Estrada (Toronto), Jared Hughes (Cincinnati), Evan Longoria (San Francisco), Mike Marjama (Seattle), Bryan Shaw (Colorado), Troy Tulowitzki (Toronto), Jason Vargas (New York Mets), and Nick Vincent (Seattle).

The Last Meeting
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May 21, 2017
Long Beach, Calif.
Dirtbags Win Big West Title with 2-1 Victory vs. Hawai’i
No. 7 Long Beach State won its first Big West championship since 2008 with a 2-1 win over Hawai’i on Sunday. Coupled with Cal State Fullerton’s loss at CSUN, the Dirtbags have clinched the conference championship outright. Senior Dave Smith threw 8.0 strong innings to pick up the win on Senior Day.



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