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Sports Picks: Dirtbags sweep Pacific

Daily 49er sports staff

April 25, 2009

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

BaseballLBSU sweeps PacificThe Dirtbags (20-19, 7-5 Big West Conference) completed the series sweep with a 10-3 win Sunday over the Pacific Tigers (16-22, 7-8 Big West). Down two in the third, the Dirtbags scored four runs and captured the lead for good. Devin Lohman and TJ Mittelstaedt each homered and went a combined 6-for-10 with six RBIs.On Saturday, LBSU scored eight runs in one inning, tying a season high, en route to a...

Men’s volleyball season ended by Pepperdine – again

Men’s volleyball season ended by Pepperdine – again

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

MALIBU — Much like last season, the Pepperdine Waves were just too much for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team to prolong its postseason Saturday night.The No. 2-seeded Waves ended the No. 7...

Weber produces 6 hits in 49ers’ doubleheader sweep

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

April 24, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Game 1 box scoreGame 2 box scoreOne can always expect a Long Beach State-Cal State Fullerton game to be an emotional, back-and-forth struggle and Saturday's doubleheader at the 49er Softball Complex was just that.LBSU (29-17, 10-4 Big West Conference) downed the Titans in both games to move into a two-way tie for second in the Big West. The wins also halted the Fullerton (22-19, 10-4 Big West) win streak at seven.The 'Niners came from ...

Third baseman finds comfort zone at The Beach

Third baseman finds comfort zone at The Beach

Francisco Juanillo, Staff writer

April 22, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

On a hot and sweaty Saturday afternoon, the Long Beach State softball team is up 1-0 against UC Santa Barbara. It is the bottom of the second inning with two outs and runners on second and third base, an...

Men’s volleyball draws familiar MPSF foe

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Head coach Alan Knipe won't need much time to scout the Long Beach State men's volleyball team's first-round Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament opponent.The No. 7-seeded 49ers will travel to Malibu to face the No. 2 Pepperdine Waves — the defending MPSF champions — at Firestone Fieldhouse Saturday night. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.The Waves (20-4, 18-4 MPSF) have won five consecutive meetings —...

‘Niners earn conference accolades in tennis, golf

‘Niners earn conference accolades in tennis, golf

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

April 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Hannah Grady capped off her Big West Conference tennis career by becoming the first four-time Player of the Year award recipient in conference history.Grady went undefeated in singles action during co...

Aztecs drop Dirtbags, 6-3

Aztecs drop Dirtbags, 6-3

Tony Ibarra, Contributing writer

April 20, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreSAN DIEGO — The Long Beach State Dirtbags fell, 6-3, against the host San Diego State Aztecs Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.The game started off slowly, with each pitcher working at a...

Women claim 1st Big West golf crown

Women claim 1st Big West golf crown

April 20, 2009

For the first time in the history of the Long Beach State women's golf program, the 49ers can call themselves Big West Conference champions.The Beach shot 65-over-par 929 to edge UC Davis and UC Irvine...