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Dirtbags ready for 2013 season after strong summer campaign
Richard Prigatano hit 11 home runs while earning All-Star honors in the Northwoods League.

Richard Prigatano hit 11 home runs while earning All-Star honors in the Northwoods League.

Oct. 25, 2012

Long Beach, Calif. - As Long Beach State gets ready for the 2013 season, here's a look back at how the Dirtbags fared over the summer, one that featured a number of players earning Top Prospect honors as well as All-Star recognition throughout some of the top leagues in the country.

Josh Frye - Long Beach Legends (Southern California Collegiate Baseball League

  • Name to the SCCBL All-Star team as one of five starting pitchers honored
  • Struck out 49 batters in 43 innings pitched, the second-most in the league
  • Posted a 4-1 record with a 1.88 ERA
  • Led the Legends to the playoffs with a 36-18 overall record

Josh Guerra - Alexandria Beetles (Northwoods League)

  • Played in 46 games for the Beetles, hitting .235
  • Hit eight doubles, two triples, and two home runs

Michael Hill - Orange County Pioneers (California Collegiate League)

  • Rated as the No. 22 Prospect in the CCL by Perfect Game
  • Hit two home runs for the Pioneers
  • Finished the summer with a .260 average and nine RBI

Landon Hunt - Conejo Oaks (California Collegiate League)

  • Posted a 4-3 record and a 3.94 ERA over 49 innings pitched
  • Led the Oaks with 49 strikeouts and just eight walks

Jon Maciel - Peninsula Oilers (Alaska Baseball League)

  • Rated as the No. 8 prospect in the Alaska Baseball League by Baseball America and No. 11 by Perfect Game
  • Ranked fifth in the league with a 2.14 ERA
  • Finished the summer with a 36/6 strikeout to walk ratio

Jeff McNeil - Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod League)

  • Represented the East in the Cape Cod All-Star Game, the top-rated summer league
  • Named the MVP of the Whitecaps
  • Hit .301 with five stolen bases and 22 runs scored as the Whitecaps' leadoff hitter

 

 

Ino Patron - Sanford Mainers (New England Collegiate Baseball League)

  • Hit .336 with eight doubles in 32 games with Sanford
  • 7-for-8 in stolen bases over the summer

Richard Prigatano - La Crosse Loggers (Northwoods League)

  • Rated the No. 3 prospect in the Northwoods league by Baseball America and No. 7 by Perfect Game
  • Named to the Northwoods Postseason All-Star Team
  • Slugged an incredible .526 while hitting .316 overall
  • Hit 11 home runs and 15 doubles
  • Had 51 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 11 Walks
  • Helped lead the Loggers to the League Championship

Jake Stassi - La Crosse Loggers (Northwoods League)

  • Named to the Northwoods Postseason All-Star Team
  • Posted a 4-1 record with a 2.78 ERA
  • Struck out 50 batters while walking 15 over 55 innings pitched
  • Helped lead the Loggers to the League Championship

Jeff Yamaguchi - Peninsula Oilers (Alaska Baseball League)

  • Hit .202 with six RBI over 37 games
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