LONG BEACH, Calif. — Zac Fujimoto went 3-for-4, falling a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. He tied a career high with four RBI and added a stolen base, but it wasn’t enough for Loyola Marymount.
The Lions fell 7-5 to Long Beach State Monday night on the road at Blair Field as the Dirtbags swept the series with three close wins.
Long Beach State scored four runs in its final at bat in the eighth inning to steal the thunder from Fujimoto after his bases-clearing double had given LMU a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning. The liner to right field chased Dirtbag starter Shawn Stuart.
After Long Beach completed the comeback win, I talked with Fujimoto about having a big game, but still suffering a disappointing loss.
Fujimoto also discussed the big West Coast Conference series the Lions have this weekend at conference frontrunner San Diego and talked about how much fun playing in a tightly contested series is, even if LMU did get swept by Long Beach: