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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’ 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...

Surfer wants to go mainstream

Surfer wants to go mainstream

February 24, 2009

For a surfer to befriend famous hip hop artist Lil' Jon is one thing, considering the seemingly polar-opposite affiliations they have.And for that surfer to get the rapper to provide his sponsorship fo...

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...

Softball tournament highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

February 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

Softball‘Niners capitalize on four errors for comeback win The 49er softball team (7-7) wrapped up the University of San Diego Tournament with a 4-1 win as four Colorado State errors led to four ‘Niners runs.Third baseman Jennifer Griffin reached base on an error and later scored on a Rams throwing error. Another Colorado State error put runners on the corner for LBSU, allowing shortstop Ashley Levine to drive i...

Defending Big West champs improve to 2-0 in conference

Daily 49er sports staff

February 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

The No. 42 Long Beach State women's tennis team picked up a second Big West Conference win in Fullerton on Saturday.After taking care of Cal State Northride on Friday, the 49ers swept Cal State Fullerton, 7-0, and won all nine matches on the day.The 49ers (4-3, 2-0 Big West) started the day with a three-match sweep of doubles, which accounts for one point in a best-of-three format.The closest match was in No. 1 doubles where s...

Dirtbags salvage 3-game series with Sunday win

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 21, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Devin Lohman had a night to forget on Friday, striking out all four times he came up at Dedeaux Field. Sunday afternoon, he got the game-winning RBI on a soft ground ball with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth inning to give Long Beach State a 5-4 win over No. 24 Southern California.USC first baseman Keith Castillo fielded the ball and stepped on first but an alert Bran...

LBSU drops pitching duel in front of record Blair crowd

LBSU drops pitching duel in front of record Blair crowd

February 20, 2009

Box scoreIt can't always be a picture perfect game just because it's a home opener.The Long Beach State Dirtbags dropped their second game of the season to the 24th-ranked University of Southern Califo...