Daily 49er

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...

Linke delivers heroics again for 49er softball

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 27, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — For the second consecutive day, right fielder Danielle Linke came up with a big home run to propel the Long Beach State softball team to victory.The leadoff hitter went 1-for-3 with the difference-making three-run blast to give the 49ers a 4-1 win over Wisconsin at Lisa Fernandez Field on Saturday night."It seems to be someone different every game," head coach Kim Sowder said of the team's six-game ...

Women’s hoops falls, 70-61

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team dropped a key game Saturday night to Cal State Fullerton, 70-61, at the Walter Pyramid.A win would have virtually guaranteed the team a spot in the postseason Big West Conference Tournament that begins March 11. Fullerton guards Lauren Chow and Megan Richardson were very successful from beyond the arc and from the foul line. As a team, the Titans shot over 50 percent from...

Softball braves the Cyclones for fourth consecutive win

Softball braves the Cyclones for fourth consecutive win

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 26, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreLAKEWOOD — Head coach Kim Sowder plugged right fielder Danielle Linke in the leadoff spot this season to add power at the top of the Long Beach State order. With runners at the corner a...

Grady sets LBSU all-time total wins record

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 26, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Long Beach State women's tennis dominated UC Riverside with a 7-0 sweep Friday at Rhodes Tennis Center.Senior Hannah Grady secured the school record for all-time wins with 149 and the team improved to 3-0 in Big West Conference play.First off the courts for doubles were freshmen Anais Dallara and Rachel Manasse, who steamrolled over sisters Nadia and Yasaman Sakhakorn, 8-0.Both Grady/Jessica Weeks and Deborah Armstrong/Lisa S...