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49ers finish 8th in tournament

Daily 49er sports staff

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Long Beach State shot 306 in the final round of the Braveheart Classic to finish in eighth place on Tuesday.Oregon won the team title by seven strokes over Southern Utah as the Ducks carded an 11-over-par 875 total. The 49ers ended the two-day event at 32-over 896 at the Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.LBSU was tied for third with Southern Utah through the first two rounds Monday.Individually, junior Michael Drake tied for 16th-pla...

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Big West standingsIn sports, the "magic number" refers to either how many wins one team needs or losses it needs by the teams behind them in the standings in order to clinch.While the Long Beach State m...

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...

Cal sweeps Dirtbags

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 28, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreBehind a 15-hit attack, California swept Long Beach State with a 6-3 win Sunday in front of 1,419 at Blair Field.The Golden Bears (6-2) took control of a 2-2 game in the in the top of the seventh when Blake Smith drove in Jeff Kobernus with a single to left. That chased Dirtbag starter Jake Thompson, who made way for Charlie Ruiz. Ruiz walked Dylan Tonneson on four pitches and gave up a two-run double to Mark Canha.Ada...

Women’s hoops falls, 70-61

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team dropped a key game Saturday night to Cal State Fullerton, 70-61, at the Walter Pyramid.A win would have virtually guaranteed the team a spot in the postseason Big West Conference Tournament that begins March 11. Fullerton guards Lauren Chow and Megan Richardson were very successful from beyond the arc and from the foul line. As a team, the Titans shot over 50 percent from...

Women’s tennis edges No. 59 St. Mary’s, 5-2

Russell Fike, Contributing writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

In one of the tightest match-ups of the season, the No. 42 Long Beach State women's tennis team defeated No. 59 Saint Mary's, 5-2, at the Rhodes Tennis Center on Saturday.Doubles action headlined the all-time wins leader in 49er history, Hannah Grady, and her partner Jessica Weeks in a battle with St. Mary's Claire Soper and the No. 42 player in the nation, Alex Poorta. The 49er duo is reunited as a tandem for their seni...

LBSU drops back-to-back contests to Cal

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

February 27, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe hits keep coming, but so do the errors and wild pitches.The Long Beach State Dirtbags were defeated, 9-6, at the hands of the University of California Golden Bears in front of 1,090 at Blair Field on Saturday."Defensively, we obviously need to cut those errors out, but offensively we're doing a good job right now," Dirtbags shortstop Devin Lohman said.The error count dropped from five on Friday night to three on S...

49ers lose battle of 1st-place Big West powers

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreNORTHRIDGE — A team now sits alone atop the Big West Conference men's basketball rankings, but it is not the Long Beach State 49ers.LBSU didn't have an answer for the Cal State Northridge offensive attack and fell at the hands of the Matadors, 95-74, on Saturday. CSUN (14-12, 10-4 Big West) made the first basket of the game in front of the near sell-out crowd of 1,529 at the Matadome and never looked back, ...