No, this is not a late April Fool's joke. The Long Beach State Dirtbags northern California trip got of to a fantastic start, throttling the University of Pacific Friday afternoon 20-0 at Klein Family Field. Domination is an understatement, Long Beach State outplayed Pacific in every way imaginable. The first major offensive outburst of the season came at the perfect time. The Dirtbags were out to make a serious statement in their first Big West Conference game, and they did just that. The squad scored 20 runs on 23 hits, led by Sophomore Second Baseman Matt Duffy who went 5 for 6 at the plate with seven RBI's and three runs scored.
Freshman Designated Hitter Ino Patron also had a big game going 3 for 3 with three RBI's and two runs scored, while Junior Third Baseman Mike Marjama got back on track going 2 for 6 with four RBI's. Starting Pitcher Andrew Gagnon got the win and improved his record to 4-3. He pitched seven scoreless innings allowing only three hits while striking out eight. Freshman Jake Stassi came on in relief of Gagnon and finished off the game with two hitless innings. Full Box Score Next Game: Saturday @ Pacific 3 p.m