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Dirtbags start early, win game one

Dirtbags start early, win game one

June 10, 2017

Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State entered Blair Field on Friday both ready to reinvent a rivalry. The two storied college baseball programs went heads up in a NCAA Super Regional tournament for t...

Dirtbags vs. Titans in a renewed rivalry

Dirtbags vs. Titans in a renewed rivalry

June 8, 2017

Resiliency was the theme of Long Beach State’s NCAA Regional performance, playing five games in 36 hours and winning the final three in do-or-die fashion. The Dirtbags’ true toughness was tested, but ...

Long Beach State defeat Texas 2-1; punch ticket to Super Regional

Long Beach State defeat Texas 2-1; punch ticket to Super Regional

June 5, 2017

  The most heroic performance out of any of the 2017 Long Beach State Dirtbags came in the most crucial game of their season. Senior starting pitcher Dave Smith took the mound in the Long Beach...

Radcliffe keeps Dirtbags season alive

Radcliffe keeps Dirtbags season alive

June 5, 2017

The biggest concern No. 7 Long Beach State had to deal with at the start of its season was pitching depth. Besides junior ace Darren McCaughan, the Dirtbags didn’t even have a set three-man weekend ro...

John Sheaks leads Dirtbags past San Diego State in 7-4 win.

John Sheaks leads Dirtbags past San Diego State in 7-4 win.

June 4, 2017

The No.7 Long Beach State Dirtbags survived elimination from the NCAA Regional after beating San Diego State 7-4 in Sunday’s day game at Blair Field. A bounce back performance from their junior starter John ...

Texas outlasts Dirtbags

Texas outlasts Dirtbags

June 4, 2017

It took 12 innings to decide the winner of the Long Beach Regional winner’s bracket game between No.7 Long Beach State and Texas. The Dirtbags could not find a way to win in the exciting late frames...

Smith, offense dominate the Aztecs 6-0

Smith, offense dominate the Aztecs 6-0

June 3, 2017

To the shock of many, head coach Troy Buckley and the rest of the No. 7 Long Beach State coaching staff decided to rest their junior ace pitcher Darren McCaughan on the day the Dirtbags were to open t...

Dirtbags kick off the NCAA Regional

Dirtbags kick off the NCAA Regional

June 2, 2017

The scene at Blair Field on the eve of the 2017 NCAA Regional tournament was hectic as ESPN crews ran endless amounts of TV cables, brought in and stationed new lighting trucks throughout the park and ...