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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...

Golden Panthers pounce on ‘Niner miscues to snap streak

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

March 5, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — The timely hitting that had propelled the 49er softball team to a nine-game winning streak vanished Friday night at Mayfair Park.Florida International (11-11) stunned Long Beach State (13-8), 9-3, in a game where the 'Niners stranded 11 runners and left the bases loaded to end the inning on three occasions."We missed on those opportunities and [FIU] took advantage of it," 49er head coach Kim Sowder...

49er women squander latest bid to clinch

49er women squander latest bid to clinch

March 4, 2009

Box scoreThe Long Beach State 49ers fell apart down the stretch as they lost to Cal Poly, 70-63, Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. The Mustangs had four players score in double figures. Forward Kristi...

Softball completes 5-game sweep at Mayfair Tournament

Softball completes 5-game sweep at Mayfair Tournament

February 28, 2009

Long Beach State vs. Iowa State box scoreLong Beach State vs. Fresno State box scoreLAKEWOOD — Unlike Friday's 6-5 win over Iowa State, the ‘Niners made sure to pounce the Cyclones early in Sunday's rematch and never showed mercy.That is...

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...