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LBSU softball team will travel to Las Vegas for the Easton Desert Classic

Josh Barajas, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team will head to Las Vegas Friday for three days and three nights with hopes of building upon their winning record in the Easton Dessert Classic The 49ers get a rematch in the tournament opener against Utah after the Utes defeated LBSU 5-3 on Feb. 8. The tournament wraps up on Sunday with a match-up against Northwestern (2-3). Sophomore catcher Lauren Lombardi leads the team in batting ...

Holmes working her way back

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

February 10, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following a breakout offensive season in 2014, senior infielder Ashley Holmes is working towards remaining a healthy and productive player for the Long Beach State softball team. With regular playing time last year, Holmes hit over .400 in her first nine games and tied for third on the team with seven home runs. It has been a rocky start to the season for Holmes as she tries to overcome an offseason foot injury. “I...

Up-and-down start for 49ers

Up-and-down start for 49ers

Oscar Terrones and Josh Barajas

February 8, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team wrapped up its first tournament of the season with a 5-3 loss to Utah in the SoCal Collegiate Classic on Sunday morning at the 49er Softball Complex. The 49ers (3-...

Long Beach State softball will look to best Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly for Big West title

Long Beach State softball will look to best Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly for Big West title

February 5, 2015

Two games separated the top four teams in last year’s Big West conference title race. The Long Beach State softball team is expecting the upcoming season to produce a similar finish. The preseason...

LBSU softball begins the 2015 season on Friday

LBSU softball begins the 2015 season on Friday

Josh Barajas, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball team’s quest for a second consecutive Big West title begins Friday in the SoCal Collegiate Classic at the 49er Softball Complex. The 49ers will open up the season with...

Long Beach State softball expected to win the West

Josh Barajas, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The 2015 preseason coaches poll selected the Long Beach State softball team to repeat as Big West conference champions. All of the Big West head coaches participated in the annual poll, which was released last Tuesday. The 49ers received four first-place votes and earned a total of 59 points to nab the top spot. “I’m grateful for the respect that people show to the program,” head coach Kim Sowder said. “However,...

49er softball team starts season without ace

49er softball team starts season without ace

February 3, 2015

Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the Long Beach State softball team enters 2015 with a glaring void at the top of its rotation following the graduation of right-hander Erin Jones-Wesley. In...