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Titans spoil Senior Day for LBSU softball

Titans spoil Senior Day for LBSU softball

April 25, 2009

Box scoreA season-high nine strikeouts from sophomore right-hander Brooke Turner was not enough to help the 49ers finish the series sweep against Cal State Fullerton on Senior Day.Long Beach State (29-18,...

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...

Baseball, softball pitchers earn weekly honors

Daily 49er sports staff

April 19, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

The Big West Conference honored Long Beach State's Adam Wilk and Brooke Turner as the Pitcher of the Week in their respective sports Monday.Wilk, a junior left-hander for the Dirtbags, tossed eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge last Friday. He struck out six batters, allowed just four hits and retired the last 12 batters he faced.The award was Wilk's first of his career and first for a Dirtbag th...

Griffin’s career-high 4 RBIs powers ‘Niners

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

April 18, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreThe only thing more sizzling than the 90-degree heat at the 49er Softball Complex Sunday afternoon was third baseman Jennifer Griffin's bat.The Whittier-native went 2-for-2 and drove in four runs as Long Beach State defeated UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, Sunday afternoon to complete the series sweep.The ‘Niners (27-17, 8-4 Big West Conference) scorched UCSB starter Krista Cobb (14-8) for four runs in the second inning...

‘Niners sweep ESPNU doubleheader

‘Niners sweep ESPNU doubleheader

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

April 17, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Game 1 box scoreGame 2 box scoreThe 49er softball team relished being in the ESPN spotlight Saturday afternoon. During the week, players mugged for the cameras in vignettes filmed for ESPN television. When game time arrived,...

Sports Picks: Dirtbags to celebrate 20th anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

April 15, 2009

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

BaseballDirtbags host Matadors at Blair FieldThe Dirtbags (15-17, 2-4 Big West Conference) host a three-game series against Cal State Northridge that begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The second game of the series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. and will have a special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dirtbags name change. Former players and coaches are scheduled to be in attendance. The series wraps up on S...

Not wasting time: Wynn conducts first practice

Not wasting time: Wynn conducts first practice

April 12, 2009

VIDEO: Jody Wynn's first practice and the rest of Beach NewsIt didn't take long for the Long Beach State women's basketball team to figure out practices would be run differently this season.Just six days...