April 10, 2011
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Ryan Allgrove was 3-for-3 while Karl Kobler's two hits were both doubles to lead the UC Davis baseball team, but Long Beach State took a 3-1 win on Sunday in the series finale at Blair Field in Long Beach.
UC Davis moves to 7-19 overall and 2-4 in the Big West Conference while Long Beach State improves to 16-14 on the year and 2-4 in the conference.
After giving up a run to Long Beach State in the bottom of the first, a feat the Dirtbags accomplished in all three games, UC Davis tied the game with a run in the top of the third inning. Kobler led off with a double to right field, advanced to third on a base hit from Allgrove, then scored on Seth Batty's sacrifice fly.
Despite allowing a run in the first inning, Dayne Quist would then hold the Dirtbags scoreless until the seventh inning. He struck out Matt Hibbert to start the inning, then gave up a double to Kirk Singer who would score the only run of the inning on a throwing error by Justin Andrade at second base.
Long Beach State scored their third run of the game in the eighth inning after Ino Patron led off with a double then scored on an RBI base hit from Jonathan Kim.
The Aggies responded briefly in the ninth inning when Brett Morgan singled to right field, stole second base, then moved to third on Allgrove's third hit of the game, but, with two outs, Batty fouled out to right field to end the game.
Quist struck out five and walked only one batter in seven innings of work, but moves to 1-4 on the year after being credited with the loss. Long Beach State's Ryan Strufing was given the win to improve to 2-0 while Eddie Magallon picked up his eighth save of the year for the Dirtbags.
Patron was 3-for-4 on the day while Singer and Brennan Metzger each recorded two hits to lead Long Beach State offensively.
The Aggies return to Dobbins Stadium for a midweek game against Saint Mary's on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.