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Errors hurt Dirtbags in 9th-inning rally

Errors hurt Dirtbags in 9th-inning rally

February 26, 2009

Box scoreIt took 12 total pitchers, 27 combined hits and 19 total runs, but a winner was finally decided. The Long Beach State Dirtbags were defeated by the University of California Golden Bears, 11-8, on ...

Tiebreakers may determine regular-season conference champion

Tracy McDannald and Tracy McDannald

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Click here for the Big West Conference standingsWhen deadlocked atop the standings heading toward the end of the regular season, the next thing to look at is possible tiebreaker situations.Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge started Wednesday tied for first place in the Big West Conference men's basketball standings, with the Matadors scheduled to face the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos last night.With four games remaining...

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

February 25, 2009

Brent Gray — catch that name or did it run by too fast?A senior sprinter, Gray has so much speed that he just might be fast enough to run in the 2012 Olympics.Last spring, Gray competed in the outdo...

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreStephan Gilling was amazed at how well Green Bay shot the 3-pointer at the Pyramid last Saturday.Thursday night it was his turn.Gilling, who has struggled with his shot of late and didn't star...

Men’s volleyball to play matches in L.A., the O.C.

Daily 49er sports staff

February 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The No. 6 49er men's volleyball team returns from a 12-day hiatus tonight when it travels to Pauley Pavilion to take on the No. 9 UCLA Bruins. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.LBSU (7-5, 6-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) will attempt to maintain momentum after notching a win at UC Santa Barbara and two victories over Hawaii at the Walter Pyramid.The Bruins (7-8, 4-5 MPSF), on the other hand, are fresh off back-to-back...

Dirtbag bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno and Matt Moreno

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...

Dirtbags’ bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 24, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dirtbag bats came to life as they knocked off Loyola Marymount University in a matinee on Wednesday, 9-6, at Page Stadium.The first five hitters in the Long Beach State (2-2) batting order combined for 10 of the Dirtbags' 14 hits in the contest. LBSU seemed to be making a concerted effort to put runners on base as the top of the order was swinging freely, especially early in the game. Yet, head coac...

Surfer wants to go mainstream

Surfer wants to go mainstream

February 24, 2009

For a surfer to befriend famous hip hop artist Lil' Jon is one thing, considering the seemingly polar-opposite affiliations they have.And for that surfer to get the rapper to provide his sponsorship fo...