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Dirtbags open series with 7-4 win over Rebels

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

March 27, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Despite leaving 14 runners on base, the Dirtbags still managed to score seven runs to get the win Friday night.. Long Beach State (8-12) defeated the University of Nevada Las Vegas, 7-4, in front of 1,141 at Blair Field.Already up one, the Dirtbags pushed their lead to 5-1 when Devin Lohman stroked an RBI single to left bringing Jonathan Jones home.Jones went 2-for-2 with an RBI, two walks and three runs scored.LBSU got some help from Rebels (13-11) catche...

Baseball headline here

Baseball headline here

March 25, 2009

Sorry Cinderella, no room for you this year. Underdogs, well, better luck next season.As the third round of NCAA Tournament action continues today, there has been very little "madness" to speak of so far...

Growing pains: Dirtbags playing inconsistent baseball

Growing pains: Dirtbags playing inconsistent baseball

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

March 23, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Not since "Seinfeld" dominated the television airwaves has the Long Beach State Dirtbags had a losing record this late in the season.Through 18 contests, the 2009 Dirtbags have posted a 7-11 record wi...

Dirtbags fall to Toreros, drop 3rd straight game

Dirtbags fall to Toreros, drop 3rd straight game

March 23, 2009

Box scoreSAN DIEGO — The University of San Diego Toreros baseball team rode their hot bats to a 12-5 victory over Long Beach State at Cunningham Stadium Tuesday afternoon. In a game that started ...

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 ...