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Wilk hurls gem in 1-0 victory

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

April 16, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreDirtbag starting pitcher Adam Wilk threw the ball so tirelessly on Friday night that after the game he looked like he was ready to pitch another.The Long Beach State Dirtbags defeated the Cal State Northridge Matadors, 1-0, in front of 1,025 at Blair Field.Wilk (5-1) got the win after throwing eight innings (109 pitches) of shutout ball, giving up just four hits while striking out six — five of the batters ...

Sports Picks: Dirtbags to celebrate 20th anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

April 15, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Men's Track & Field, Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

BaseballDirtbags host Matadors at Blair FieldThe Dirtbags (15-17, 2-4 Big West Conference) host a three-game series against Cal State Northridge that begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The second game of the series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. and will have a special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dirtbags name change. Former players and coaches are scheduled to be in attendance. The series wraps up on S...

Bostonians gone wild: Bean Town jocks rough over weekend

Bostonians gone wild: Bean Town jocks rough over weekend

April 12, 2009

Near-brawls over the weekend involving Boston athletes (Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett and Celtics guard Ray Allen) triggered a discussion in the Daily Forty-Niner newsroom over whether or not the stars ...

Former LBSU hurler shines in tribute to fallen teammate

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 10, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Sports

Former Long Beach State pitcher Jered Weaver was supposed to help fellow teammate Nick Adenhart move in with him Sunday.Instead, the Los Angeles Angels starter had to figure out how to pitch and grieve for his teammate at the same time Friday night at Angel Stadium.Adenhart, 22, was killed in a hit-and-run car accident just past midnight in Fullerton Thursday that also took the lives of two others — including Cal St...

Swept away: UCI cleans up LBSU

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

April 10, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreIRVINE — Sometimes in life, just as in baseball, it's the little things that make all the difference.When it came down to the little things the last three days, it was UC Irvine doing all of them right and Long Beach State left wondering what could have been.After two losses to start the series at Anteater Ballpark, mental errors and miscues once again plagued the Dirtbags in a 9-5 defeat in the finale to g...

Dirtbags’ losing streak runs to 4

Dirtbags’ losing streak runs to 4

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

April 9, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreIRVINE — Jake Thompson matched Christian Bergman pitch-for-pitch Friday night, but Long Beach State couldn't hold on in the end.The Dirtbags (14-16, 2-3 Big West Conference) dropped thei...

No. 5 UCI edges Dirtbags in 12 innings

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

April 8, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreIRVINE — Pinch-hitter Dillon Bell drove a 3-1 pitch past a diving Devin Lohman and into left field to score Casey Stevenson as fifth-ranked UC Irvine outlasted Long Beach State, 3-2, in 12 innings on a cold night at Anteater Ballpark.Long Beach State had plenty of chances to win but it was the mistakes in the field that ultimately cost them in a rare Thursday night series opener due to Easter Sunday.It was the thir...

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...