Baseball upended in opener at Long Beach State

Andrew Freter

March 7, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. - A pair of big innings proved costly for Utah Valley University in series-opening 12-0 loss at Long Beach State on Friday night in Southern California. LBSU scored four runs in the fourth and added a five-run sixth in its win.

The Dirtbags (7-6) got a combined three-hit shutout behind starter Nick Sabo and Josh Frye in their fourth straight win. Sabo pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven to move to 2-1 on the year in his team's fourth straight win. Frye threw two perfect innings to finish off the game.

Long Beach State had 18 hits as a team with three different players collecting three hits apiece. Richard Prigatano had three hits, including two triples, and four RBIs. Of the Dirtbags 18 hits, 15 went for singles.

Andrew Freter (0-3) took the loss for Utah Valley (3-10). Freter was bitten by four Wolverine errors in the game, with three of the five runs coming in against him unearned. Freter struck out six in 5.0 innings of work.

Craig Brinkerhoff, Greyson Bogden and Zach Slesk were the three Wolverines to collect base hits.

The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT.