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Figueroa held in check, Sparks drop exhibition

Figueroa held in check, Sparks drop exhibition

Andrea C. Quezada, Assistant sports editor

May 7, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Los Angeles Sparks first-year head coach Jennifer Gillom wasn't concerned about the team's preseason loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars on Saturday at the Walter Pyramid.The Silver Stars defeated the Spark...

‘Niner Notes: May 8

Daily 49er sports staff

May 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Softball, Sports

Softball: 49ers split ESPNU doubleheaderGame 1Game 2Long Beach State split a doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon as the 49ers won the opener, 4-3, before dropping a 5-1 decision at Anderson Family Field.Long Beach State 4, Cal State Fullerton 3The 49ers (22-26, 6-11 Big West Conference) scored four runs in the top of the seventh to hold off a late Cal State Fullerton rally to emerge with a 4-3 victory...

Figueroa returns to Pyramid as member of Los Angeles Sparks

Figueroa returns to Pyramid as member of Los Angeles Sparks

Andrea C. Quezada, Assistant sports editor

May 2, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks will play in the Walter Pyramid for the first time in six years when the team participates in an exhibition game on Saturday.Long Beach State senior Karina Figueroa, who avera...

‘Niner Notes: May 2

Daily 49er sports staff

May 1, 2010

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

Baseball: Bullpen blows two extra-inning leads in series finaleBox scoreLong Beach State dropped its series finale to Cal Poly, 16-15, in 11 innings as the Dirtbags' relievers could not hold on to leads in the 10th and 11th innings on Sunday at Baggett Stadium.The Mustangs (12-27, 5-10 Big West Conference) ended the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with the game tied, 15-15, when Luke Yoder's two-out grounder sli...

‘Niner Notes: May 1

Daily 49er sports staff

April 30, 2010

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

Baseball: Dirtbags surrender 14 hits in loss to Cal PolyBox scoreLong Beach State (20-19, 7-7 Big West Conference) dropped the second game of its series to Cal Poly, 8-4, on Saturday at Baggett Stadium.The Mustangs pounded out 14 hits on their way to the victory, led by shortstop J.J. Thompson who went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.Steve Tinoco and TJ Mittelstaedt collected two hits each to lead the Dirtbags' offense. Tinoco and Kel...

Softball surrenders 2 homers to drop finale

Softball surrenders 2 homers to drop finale

Andrea C. Quezada, Assistant sports editor

April 24, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Box scoreOne day after tossing a four-hit shutout, Long Beach State pitcher Taylor Petty gave up two home runs against Cal Poly that proved to be costly.The 49ers dropped a 6-2 decision to the Mustang...

Petty tosses shutout to key doubleheader split

Andrea C. Quezada, Assistant sports editor

April 23, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Game 1Game 2After being shut out by Cal Poly in the first game of a doubleheader, Long Beach State bounced back to take the nightcap, 4-0, in front of 362 spectators on Saturday at the 49er Softball Complex.LBSU (21-21, 5-6 Big West Conference) scored all of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless contest."We played defense, we made pitches and we kept ourselves in the game until we were able to fin...

‘Niner Notes: April 17

Daily 49er sports staff

April 17, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

Baseball: Dirtbags even series with UCRBox scoreLong Beach State (15-16, 4-4 Big West Conference) pounded out nine extra-base hits and eight singles to defeat UC Riverside 8-5 on Saturday night, evening the series at one game apiece.Brennan Metzger tied a school-record with three doubles and Kirk Singer hit his second home run of the season for LBSU to cap off a four-run eighth inning for the Dirtbags.LBSU's Jonathan Jone...