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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...

Errors hurt Dirtbags in 9th-inning rally

Errors hurt Dirtbags in 9th-inning rally

February 26, 2009

Box scoreIt took 12 total pitchers, 27 combined hits and 19 total runs, but a winner was finally decided. The Long Beach State Dirtbags were defeated by the University of California Golden Bears, 11-8, on ...

Dirtbags’ bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...

Dirtbag bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno and Matt Moreno

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...

Dirtbags look to fill big shoes in pitching staff

Dirtbags look to fill big shoes in pitching staff

February 22, 2009

Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part preview, which is broken down by position players and pitchers. Starting pitchersThe ReturnersIt's the first year under head coach Mike Weathers' tenure tha...