A Program that Produces MLB Stars

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Imagine a team with Jared Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki, and Even Longoria. Pretty good Major League Baseball team, right?

Now imagine those players on one college team. Unbeatable, right?

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Long Beach State has quite the resume in terms of producing MLB All Stars with names like Weaver, Tulowitzki, Longoria, Jason Vargas, Cesar Ramos, Danny Espinosa, and others.

The Dirtbags (8-4) play in the difficult Big West Conference with college baseball powerhouses Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Irvine.

Despite the tough conference, the Dirtbags have made four college World Series appearances and have started strong this season beating Pac-12 teams Arizona State and UCLA.

Long Beach State had a tough game on Monday Night rallying from a 3-0 hole to beat Fresno State 4-3. Senior third basemen Zack Domingues led the offense by going 4-4 and knocking in the winning run in the seventh while Garrett Hampson stole two bases in the game.

Freshman Chris Rivera nailed down his fifth save making against the Bulldogs (11-2) making him second in NCAA baseball in saves.

The Dirtbags hit the road as they travel across the country for a three game series against the Oklahoma Sooners this week.

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