LBSU has no O’s in offense
As a team, the Dirtbags hit .425 on the weekend. “The offense was big,” coach Mike Weathers said. “Brandon was on fire, Danny Espinosa had another great weekend, freshmen Steve Tinoco and Taylor Krick did some nice things, and Jason Corder hit a home run. “We played a lot of guys and got a lot of hits and was able to overcome Arizona State’s great hitting. We actually pitched pretty well considering the scores.” The Dirtbags have a rematch tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium against UCLA. The Dirtbags beat UCLA earlier this season at Blair Field, and the Bruins have slipped to 8-9 after losing a series at Mississippi last weekend. Shane Peterson is a candidate to start for the Dirtbags, who usually use four pitchers or more in these early midweek games. They hit the road again this week for a three-game series at Wichita State. LONG BEACH – Some of the hits pounded out by Long Beach State last weekend against Arizona State are probably still reverberating around Tempe, Ariz. In the series win over the 11th-ranked Sun Devils, the Dirtbags scored 30 runs and smacked 48 hits, recording two victories and taking a lead into the eighth inning of the other. They scored 16 runs with a season-high 23 hits in a 16-9 slamming Sunday in a nine-inning game that took 4 hours and 32 minutes to play. First baseman Brandon Godfrey, who started the series with just three h its on the season, went 10 for 15 with four runs and four RBI in the desert and was named Big West Conference Player of the Week. The one thing the ASU series failed to do was solve the riddle of the third spot in the Long Beach rotation. Andre Lamontagne got an audition Sunday and couldn’t get past the second inning. Freshman Adam Wilk relieved and pitched well despite giving up two runs. Reliever Andrew Liebel was stretched out again during the series and might get a start at Wichita State. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!