LBSU sweeps San Jose State

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

May 23, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After two solid games from their Friday and Saturday starters, the Long Beach State baseball team’s hitters came up big on Sunday as they beat San Jose State 6-2 to complete their second sweep of the season.   Senior Tanner Brown went three innings on Sunday, giving up six hits and two runs as the Spartans (16-36, 6-21) jumped to an early 2-1 lead in top half of the fourth inning after designated hitter Josh Nas... Read more »

No. 1 BYU ends LBSU’s championship hopes in NCAA Tournament semifinal

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer

May 5, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end as top seeded BYU topped the 49ers 3-1 in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. LBSU head coach Alan Knipe said that his team wasn’t able to keep BYU off their game or get into a system of their own to win the match. “Ultimately, we didn’t get the result we wanted, but I’m incredibly proud of each and every one who wears the black and... Read more »

LBSU looks to upset No. 1 BYU in NCAA Tournament semifinal

LBSU looks to upset No. 1 BYU in NCAA Tournament semifinal

Josh Barajas, Sports Editor

May 4, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Sports Showcase, Today

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team is two wins away from claiming its first National Championship since 1991, but the 49ers will need to move past No. 1 BYU on Thursday first. The 49ers (2... Read more »

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

May 4, 2016

  Baseball Who: Hawai’i (18-23, 7-8) When: Friday and Saturday at 9:35 p.m. PST and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PST Where: Les Murakami Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai’i Need to know: The Long Bea... Read more »

UCLA escapes LBSU rally, wins 11-10

UCLA escapes LBSU rally, wins 11-10

May 4, 2016

An eight-run first inning for UCLA proved to be too much for the Long Beach State baseball team as the Dirtbags’ rally fell short in an 11-10 loss Tuesday night at Blair Field. LBSU outscored UCLA 8-0 after the top of the third. The lo... Read more »

LBSU trumps Erskine College in NCAA Tournament play-in match

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team continues its season after a sweeping 3-0 victory over Erskine College on Tuesday at Penn State to advance to the NCAA Tournament semifinals. LBSU head coach Alan Knipe said he was pleased with how his team performed and that they are enthusiastic to play BYU in the next round. “The guys are really excited about this win,” Knipe said. “We wanted to put ourselves into that f... Read more »

LBSU DIrtbags pitcher Darren McCaughan lands on national awards watch lists

LBSU DIrtbags pitcher Darren McCaughan lands on national awards watch lists

May 2, 2016

In January, if you asked the Long Beach State baseball coaches if they expected sophomore Darren McCaughan to be in the starting rotation they would have said no. McCaughan had the height to be a starting pi... Read more »

LBSU takes on Erskine College in quarterfinals of NCAA tournament

LBSU takes on Erskine College in quarterfinals of NCAA tournament

May 2, 2016

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team is set to take on Erskine College in a play-in match to kick off the NCAA Tournament today at 3 p.m. No. 4 LBSU (24-7, 17-5) earned the at-large bid to to be part of... Read more »