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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...

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 ...

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...

Softball tournament highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

February 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

Softball‘Niners capitalize on four errors for comeback win The 49er softball team (7-7) wrapped up the University of San Diego Tournament with a 4-1 win as four Colorado State errors led to four ‘Niners runs.Third baseman Jennifer Griffin reached base on an error and later scored on a Rams throwing error. Another Colorado State error put runners on the corner for LBSU, allowing shortstop Ashley Levine to drive i...

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 15, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Big West Conference recognized Long Beach State juniors Kristen Pocock and Lauren Sims as Player of the Week in their respective sports Monday.Pocock, a catcher on the softball team, earned co-Fiel...

‘Niners blank Utah State, fall to UCSB

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 14, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

LBSU vs. Utah State box scoreLBSU vs. UCSB box scoreLBSU vs. Stanford box scoreThe Long Beach State softball team earned a split on its second day of the Campbell-Cartier Classic in San Diego.The 49ers defeated Utah State, 8-0, but fell to UC Santa Barbara, 8-3, in extra innings Saturday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium.The ‘Niners were led by sophomore Brooke Turner, who hurled her 19th career shutout in a six-innin...