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Long Beach State Dirtbags Win Big At Home

The Long Beach State Dirtbags returned to Bohl Diamond at Blair Field on Friday night for their first Big West Conference weekend series in 19 days, and they celebrated in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 with an 8-0 win over UC Davis.

LBSU (18-24, 4-6) got another stellar start from Sophomore Zak Baayoun (7.2 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 K) who got the 13 of his 23 recorded outs via ground balls. The left-hander is 7-2 in 11 starts with a 3.00 ERA.

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A great start tonight from sophomore Zak Baayoun, who tossed 7.2 scoreless innings in the 8-0 win. UC Davis had its hands full with Zak & then he had his hands full with, well, all the things. #GoBeach

The Dirtbags offense manufactured scoring opportunities with four sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies. Freshman catcher Chris Jimenez was the only player with two RBIs, freshman first baseman Leonard Jones was the only player with two hits, and junior third baseman Shaq Robinson was the only player with two runs scored.

UC Davis (13-23, 5-8) will send right-handed pitcher Jared Sasaki (3-4, 5.67 ERA) to the mound at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and LBSU will counter with junior lefty Clayton Andrews (3-7, 3.06 ERA).

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.