Daily 49er

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...

Women’s hoops falls, 70-61

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team dropped a key game Saturday night to Cal State Fullerton, 70-61, at the Walter Pyramid.A win would have virtually guaranteed the team a spot in the postseason Big West Conference Tournament that begins March 11. Fullerton guards Lauren Chow and Megan Richardson were very successful from beyond the arc and from the foul line. As a team, the Titans shot over 50 percent from...

Women’s tennis edges No. 59 St. Mary’s, 5-2

Russell Fike, Contributing writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

In one of the tightest match-ups of the season, the No. 42 Long Beach State women's tennis team defeated No. 59 Saint Mary's, 5-2, at the Rhodes Tennis Center on Saturday.Doubles action headlined the all-time wins leader in 49er history, Hannah Grady, and her partner Jessica Weeks in a battle with St. Mary's Claire Soper and the No. 42 player in the nation, Alex Poorta. The 49er duo is reunited as a tandem for their seni...

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...

49ers lose battle of 1st-place Big West powers

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreNORTHRIDGE — A team now sits alone atop the Big West Conference men's basketball rankings, but it is not the Long Beach State 49ers.LBSU didn't have an answer for the Cal State Northridge offensive attack and fell at the hands of the Matadors, 95-74, on Saturday. CSUN (14-12, 10-4 Big West) made the first basket of the game in front of the near sell-out crowd of 1,529 at the Matadome and never looked back, ...

LBSU freshman shuts out BYU bats

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 27, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — Freshman right-hander Taylor Petty looked like anything but a pitcher six months removed from surgery at Lisa Fernandez Field on Saturday morning.The hurler led Long Beach State to a 5-0 win over Brigham Young in the 49er softball team's first game of the day at the Mayfair Tournament.Petty, making just her second career start but eighth appearance in the circle, hurled her second consecutive complete-game s...

Linke delivers heroics again for 49er softball

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 27, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — For the second consecutive day, right fielder Danielle Linke came up with a big home run to propel the Long Beach State softball team to victory.The leadoff hitter went 1-for-3 with the difference-making three-run blast to give the 49ers a 4-1 win over Wisconsin at Lisa Fernandez Field on Saturday night."It seems to be someone different every game," head coach Kim Sowder said of the team's six-game ...

Grady sets LBSU all-time total wins record

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 26, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Long Beach State women's tennis dominated UC Riverside with a 7-0 sweep Friday at Rhodes Tennis Center.Senior Hannah Grady secured the school record for all-time wins with 149 and the team improved to 3-0 in Big West Conference play.First off the courts for doubles were freshmen Anais Dallara and Rachel Manasse, who steamrolled over sisters Nadia and Yasaman Sakhakorn, 8-0.Both Grady/Jessica Weeks and Deborah Armstrong/Lisa S...