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Dirtbags look to leave UCI Black and Blue

Dirtbags look to leave UCI Black and Blue

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

April 8, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Just past the midway point of the season, the Dirtbags are 14-14. For one of Long Beach State's most prestigious programs, a .500 record at this juncture may usually be looked at with some displeasure, bu...

Aztecs edge LBSU in the 9th

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

April 6, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreNeither team wanted to give in during a back-and-forth match-up between Long Beach State and No. 18 San Diego State on Tuesday night.A forgettable ninth inning, though, cost the Dirtbags a victory as they fell, 4-3, at the hands of the visiting Aztecs at Blair Field.A walk, error and wild pitch led to SDSU taking a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth after a single by Brandon Meredith drove in Pat Colwell from third b...

Beach Banter: Sizing up the Major League Baseball season

Beach Banter: Sizing up the Major League Baseball season

April 5, 2009

Sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editor Daniel Ramirez and staff writer Matt Moreno share their thoughts on 2009 Major League Baseball season, including how the local Southern California teams ...

Late rally falls short, win streak ends

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

April 4, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe Dirtbags were brought back to earth after their season-high seven-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday afternoon.Long Beach State (14-13, 2-1 Big West Conference) dropped the final game of its series against UC Riverside, 4-3, at Blair Field.The Dirtbags had another solid pitching outing from starter Andrew Gagnon (2-3), who allowed four runs on just four hits in eight innings but were unable to take advant...

Lucky No. 7

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

April 3, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreIt felt like déjà vu Saturday afternoon at Blair Field.For the second Saturday in a row Jake Thompson was masterful, making quick work of an opponent and sending Long Beach State to another series win by beating UC Riverside, 2-1, for its seventh straight victory.While both were firsts last time out against UNLV, the repeat performance is turning into a great trend for the Dirtbags (14-12, 2-0 Big West Co...

Dirtbags extend win streak to 6

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

April 2, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreIt took some time, but Long Beach State was able to score the runs it needed to secure a win Friday night.The Dirtbags' five-game winning streak was extended to six with a 5-2 victory over the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders at Blair Field.During the streak, LBSU (13-12, 1-0 Big West Conference) has outscored its opponents 57-19 as the Dirtbag offense and pitching staff began to hit their stride. Both continued to perfo...

Dirtbags sweep the Rebels

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 28, 2009

Filed under Baseball

The Dirtbags (10-12) came from behind for a big win Sunday afternoon at Blair Field and swept the UNLV Rebels (13-13).The first four hitters in the LBSU lineup – Jonathan Jones, Jordan Casas, Devin Lohman and TJ Mittelstaedt – all had two hits and scored eight runs while driving in seven.Rylan Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the third to give LBSU the lead and the team never looked back.When head coach Mike Weather...

Thompson, Dirtbags get pair of firsts

Tucker Savoye and Tucker Savoye

March 28, 2009

Filed under Baseball

Jake Thompson (1-4) was expected to be the Friday starter and the Dirtbags' best pitcher when the season began.He sure looked like it Saturday afternoon at Blair Field.The young sophomore right-hander threw a gem for his first win and the Dirtbags (9-12) won their first series of the year by taking the first two games from UNLV (13-12) at Blair Field.Thompson went eight innings, giving up no runs and just one base hit. He s...