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Softball outlasts UC Davis in 9-inning affair

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

March 28, 2009

Filed under Softball

Just one day after dropping a game to UC Davis in extra innings, the Long Beach State softball team found a way to return the favor.Third baseman Jennifer Griffin produced the game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth to lift the 49ers (21-14, 2-1 Big West Conference) to a 4-3 win over the Aggies (16-16, 1-2 BWC) in Sunday's series finale at the 49er Softball Complex.Griffin finished the day going 2-for-3, drove in two and...

Softball travels for series with national champs

Softball travels for series with national champs

March 18, 2009

Head coach Kim Sowder's Long Beach State softball team won't be easing into its first three-game series of the season.After starting the season with six tournaments, the 49ers will travel to face defend...

Hegarty, LBSU part ways

Hegarty, LBSU part ways

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

March 10, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Long Beach State women's head basketball coach Mary Hegarty won't be back for another season with the team, she said in an e-mail Wednesday.Athletic Director Vic Cegles has decided not to renew her six-...

49er women receive 3 conference honors

49er women receive 3 conference honors

March 9, 2009

Click here for a complete list of honoreesIn a season plagued by injuries and capped without a postseason berth, the Long Beach State women's basketball team still took home three individual honors.Ju...

Turner flirts with no-hitter

Turner flirts with no-hitter

March 7, 2009

LBSU vs. UCLA box scoreLBSU vs. Syracuse box scoreLAKEWOOD — In a pitcher's duel where hits were hard to come by, sophomore starting pitcher Brooke Turner was nearly untouchable for the Long Beach State softball te...

No Big West Tournament for women’s hoops

No Big West Tournament for women’s hoops

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

March 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Long Beach State's women's basketball season came to an end Saturday night with a 74-62 loss to UC Santa Barbara in front of 665 at the Walter Pyramid.UCSB (20-9, 15-1 Big West Conference) senior guard L...

Hitting woes continue as 49ers lose second straight

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

March 6, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — Just like Friday night when Florida International snapped their nine-game winning streak, the 49ers' bats disappeared when they needed them most against Iowa. The Long Beach State softball team fell to the Hawkeyes, 3-0, Saturday to drop its second game of the Long Beach Invitational at Mayfair Park. The 49ers stranded eight runners and twice left the bases loaded to end an inning.Freshman Taylor Pett...

On a roll: ‘Niners run win streak to 9

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

March 5, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — A pair of two-out rallies and dominant starting pitching propelled the Long Beach State softball team to its ninth consecutive victory Friday morning.The 49ers blanked the Longwood Lancers, 4-0, in the opener of the Long Beach State Invitational at Mayfair Park.Freshman starter Taylor Petty (6-0) hurled her third complete-game shutout of the season in four starts for the ‘Niners. She scattered...