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Softball wraps up tournament at SDSU

Danny Lee, Tracy McDannald

February 14, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

LBSU vs. Washington box scoreLBSU vs. SDSU box scoreThe Beach softball team defeated San Diego State, 3-2, in the finale of the Campbell-Cartier Classic Sunday. The Aztecs' Monica Alnes lined out with runners on the corners to end the game. Sophomore Brooke Turner (3-2) tossed a complete game, striking out six and allowing two runs on eight hits. Down 2-1 in the sixth with one out, the Aztecs had the bases loaded and were t...

Softball fans the Flames for 5-2 win

Daily 49er sports staff

February 7, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

No. 20 Long Beach State (2-2) defeated the Liberty Lady Flames, 5-2, on Sunday to finish off play at the Cathedral City Kickoff.Freshman right-hander Taylor Petty picked up the first win of her college career after coming in for junior Bridgette Pagano after the third inning.Right fielder Danielle Linke went 4-for-4 with one RBI. Third baseman Jennifer Griffin crushed a two-run homer in the sixth for added run support. Th...

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Long Beach State head coach Kim Sowder has every reason to be excited about 2009.Her 49ers softball team is the run-away favorite to win the Big West Conference title, receiving seven of eight first-pl...

Beach softball debuts in ranking

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 28, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Complete preseason Top-25 PollThe Long Beach State softball team debuted at No. 20 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason poll released on Tuesday.LBSU, also picked to finish first in the Big West Conference by the coaches, tallied 120 points and was the only Big West team to crack the Top 25. "I definitely think it's a compliment to last year's team and the returners," head coach Kim Sowder said. "We're very excited about...

4 recruits sign to play softball at The Beach

Daily 49er sports staff

December 15, 2008

Filed under Softball, Sports

Three high school standouts and one junior college recruit signed national letters of intent on Tuesday to play softball at Long Beach State.Liz Javier, Caitrin DeBaun, Dana Garcia and Nalani St. Germain will join the 49ers for the 2009 season."This recruiting class will certainly help to continue the success and tradition that our program has had over the years both on and off the field," LBSU head coach Kim Sowder said. "All...