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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...

Beach softball completes series sweep

Beach softball completes series sweep

April 4, 2009

Box scoreAfter running off 11 straight wins coming into the 49er Softball Complex, Cal State Northridge will head back up the 405 with three games in the loss column.Long Beach State (24-14, 5-1 Big We...

Beach softball takes two from CS Northridge

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

April 3, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Game 2 box scoreThe 49er softball team seems to have a knack for snapping long winning streaks. Just four weeks removed from ending No. 5 UCLA's 18-game unbeaten streak, LBSU stopped Cal State Northridge's run at 11 to jump into sole possession of first place in the Big West Conference.The 49ers (23-14, 4-1 Big West) grabbed the second game of the doubleheader, 3-2, behind a complete-game performance from right-hander Taylor Pet...

Softball splits pair with Aggies on first day of conference action

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

March 28, 2009

Filed under Softball

In an afternoon doubleheader dominated by pitchers, the 49er softball team dropped the late game against UC Davis, 2-0, in extra innings despite another strong outing from freshman right-hander Taylor Petty.Petty (8-3) lasted eight innings to post three strikeouts, nine hits and two unearned runs as Long Beach State (20-14, 1-1 Big West Conference) split its first two conference games at home with the Aggies (16-15, 1-1 BWC)....

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...

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...

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...