Dirtbags to face brutal three-series stretch

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The next few weekends will be very telling for the Dirtbags, who will host three nationally ranked teams in Big West Conference play. First up is a series against the No. 21 UC Santa Barbara, a team that started the season unranked and has ridden senior Joey Epperson into the top 25. Epperson, who sees... Read more »

CAMPOS: 67 years later, Jackie Robinson’s impact is still legendary

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Watching a Major League Baseball game on April 15 can be extremely confusing to the casual fan. I was watching a game last April 15 with a friend, who was really confused as to why everyone was wearing a number 42 jersey. If you have basic knowledge of baseball, civil rights, or recent Harrison Ford... Read more »

Dirtbags’ strengths falter in series loss to UC Davis

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

First baseman Ino Patron is listed at 5 feet 9 inches tall and 190 pounds. The burly lefty has is tied for the team lead in home runs, but an infield single in Saturdays game may have been the biggest hit of the season for the senior. Patron registered the 200th hit of his Dirtbags (16-18) career... Read more »

Long Beach State blown out by Loyola Marymount

Long Beach State blown out by Loyola Marymount

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 8, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Dirtbags bullpen struggled in their 8-2 loss to Loyola Marymount, pushing the Dirtbags back under .500. The Dirtbags (15-16) struck first in the third inning. After a groundout, Colby Brenner was hit by a pitch. Buckley called a hit and run with the true freshman Garrett Hampson, and Hampson delivered... Read more »

Dirtbags attendance up 34.5 percent

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
April 8, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The ticket-takers and turnstiles at Blair Field are busier this year than they have been in the recent past. Nearly 400 more fans are attending Dirtbags games this year in comparison to last, according to data provided by the Long Beach State athletics department. That is a number that is making the... Read more »

Individual milestones met for Long Beach State

Individual milestones met for Long Beach State

Daily 49er Sports Staff
April 6, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State softball and baseball teams both had memorable spring breaks, as the 49ers and Dirtbags each won their weekend series and saw a couple individuals reach career milestones. Leading the softball team (29-9, 6-0 Big West) to a sweep of UC Riverside was pitcher Erin Jones-Wesley,... Read more »

Dirtbags fall to UCLA in Strufing’s debut

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
March 25, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The last time Ryan Strufing took the hill for the Dirtbags, he nearly threw a complete game against Cal State Fullerton to get the Dirtbags into a winner-take-all season finale for the Big West Championship. That was on May 26, 2012. The junior southpaw from Colorado missed the 2013 season after undergoing... Read more »

Dirtbags manage to take one of three from CSUF

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
March 23, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Dirtbags came into the weekend looking to get their first series win against Fullerton since 2008. The No. 12 Titans (13-8) had other ideas, winning two of three over the Dirtbags (11-11) in a nonconference series at Goodwin Field in Fullerton. The Dirtbags lost 5-1 Friday night despite tagging... Read more »