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Jerry McClanahan scored the game-winning run against Long Beach State. (Shotgun Spratling)


Quick Takeaways from UC Irvine/Long Beach State

IRVINE, Calif. — After 11 scoreless frames at Anteater Ballpark, someone finally came through with a clutch hit and it was an unlikely hero.

UC Irvine reserve Kris Paulino, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning, came up with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning. Paulino only had one hit this season, but he lined a pitch to right field to score Jerry McClanahan for the walk-off 1-0 win over Long Beach State that erased the stellar pitching efforts of Dirtbags ace Kyle Friedrichs (8 IP, 4 H) and closer Ty Provencher (3[…]