Monday, February 25, 2008
Collision at the plate in Saturday's game between Long Beach and Rice. Danny Espinosa, who had a huge series against the Owls that included a solo homer in this same game, upends Adam Zornes to score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on freshman Devin Lohman's RBI single, taking the series with a 3-2 victory. The Dirtbags dropped their Sunday game 3-1, but it was nevertheless a great showing against a higher-ranked opponent.
Update: Baseball America moved Long Beach up to 11th overall in this week's Top 25 Tracker.