Nov. 19, 2012
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State baseball finished up their fall practice season with a competitive weekend of baseball in the annual "Dirt vs. Bags" series, with pitching and defense, as usual for the Dirtbags, leading the way.
The "Dirt" team won all three games, taking Friday's game 3-0, Saturday's 1-0 in extra innings, and 3-1 in the series finale.
In Friday's contest, sophomore Nick Sabo took the start for the winning team, throwing five shutout innings while allowing just one hit and one walk, while redshirt freshman Zack Belanger led the offense with three of the Dirt team's 10 hits.
Two newcomers faced off in the Saturday contest in a true pitcher's duel. Shane Carle and Ryan Millison each threw five scoreless innings, while combining for ten strikeouts between the two. With both teams continuing to keep the game scoreless through ten innings, both teams were out of pitching, and the game was suspended for the evening. Jeff McNeil had a triple and a spectacular defensive play to highlight the position players on Saturday.
Resuming the Saturday night game on Sunday morning, the coaches introduced a situation wrinkle with a runner on second to start the 11th. Junior Jake Stassi was able to work through the inning scoreless despite a passed ball moving that runner to third, and McNeil hit a sacrifice fly to end the game in the bottom half of the first inning played.
Stassi's day continued for the Dirt squad, throwing four additional shutout innings to get a second win on the day in the final game. Richard Prigatano led the Dirt offense with three hits including two doubles, while Michael Hill and Brennan Fulkerson each had a double and a single to pace them to the 3-1 win.
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