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Pair of four-hit performances powers Dirtbags

Pair of four-hit performances powers Dirtbags

March 17, 2009

Box scoreA little luck is never a bad thing for a team that is struggling to put together wins.The Long Beach State baseball team took advantage of miscues by Loyola Marymount to get the 12-6 victory Tuesday...

49ers win one for the Dirtbags

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 14, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe baseball team at Long Beach State has affectionately been known as the Dirtbags for the past 20 years for their hard-nosed play. In an effort to jump-start a struggling young team, head coach Mike Weathers stripped his squad of that moniker for Sunday's game. The 49ers fared much better.Rylan Sandoval's one-out base hit to right scored TJ Mittelstaedt and broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to ...

Wild 9th inning brings heartbreak

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe Dirtbags can't seem to find a break on the young season, and it was even more evident Saturday at Blair Field. Long Beach State had a forgettable ninth inning as it fell at the hands of the visiting Washington State Cougars, 8-5, to go down 0-2 in the weekend series.LBSU had five strikeouts, but gave up five runs in a strange ninth inning. Dirtbag reliever Charlie Ruiz (1-1) had four of those strikeouts, but ...

Dirtbag bats silenced by ‘Way’ of Washington State

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

March 13, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreMaybe superstition was on the minds of the baseball team on Friday the 13th.One game after posting 17 runs and 17 hits, the Dirtbag bats were silenced. Long Beach State (4-8) dropped the first match-up of its weekend series against Washington State, 9-0, in front of 960 at Blair Field. Cougars pitcher Matt Way set the tone for the game, throwing 109 pitches and eight shutout innings on way to victory. "Friday the ...

Dirtbags’ bats tee off on Toreros

Dirtbags’ bats tee off on Toreros

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

March 9, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe Dirtbags seem to have the ability to explode offensively at any time.And that is just what they did, defeating the University of San Diego Toreros, 17-3, Tuesday night in front of 1,094 at Bla...

Tinoco slugs Dirtbags to victory

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 7, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sunday's box scoreSaturday's box scoreFriday's box scoreLong Beach State escaped Columbia, S.C. with a 10-7 win by beating 25th-ranked USC at their own power game Sunday afternoon. Junior Steve Tinoco had a career-day going 5-for-5, scoring four runs and hitting three solo home runs. The first baseman had just three hits all season entering play Sunday and three home runs in his career at Long Beach State. Derek Legg added t...

Cal sweeps Dirtbags

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 28, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreBehind a 15-hit attack, California swept Long Beach State with a 6-3 win Sunday in front of 1,419 at Blair Field.The Golden Bears (6-2) took control of a 2-2 game in the in the top of the seventh when Blake Smith drove in Jeff Kobernus with a single to left. That chased Dirtbag starter Jake Thompson, who made way for Charlie Ruiz. Ruiz walked Dylan Tonneson on four pitches and gave up a two-run double to Mark Canha.Ada...

LBSU drops back-to-back contests to Cal

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

February 27, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe hits keep coming, but so do the errors and wild pitches.The Long Beach State Dirtbags were defeated, 9-6, at the hands of the University of California Golden Bears in front of 1,090 at Blair Field on Saturday."Defensively, we obviously need to cut those errors out, but offensively we're doing a good job right now," Dirtbags shortstop Devin Lohman said.The error count dropped from five on Friday night to three on S...