Daily 49er

49ers win one for the Dirtbags

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 14, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe baseball team at Long Beach State has affectionately been known as the Dirtbags for the past 20 years for their hard-nosed play. In an effort to jump-start a struggling young team, head coach Mike Weathers stripped his squad of that moniker for Sunday's game. The 49ers fared much better.Rylan Sandoval's one-out base hit to right scored TJ Mittelstaedt and broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to ...

‘Niners tame Nittany Lions

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 14, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The seventh-ranked Long Beach State men's volleyball team scored a huge win Saturday night against the defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions at the Walter Pyramid. In the finale of the Active Ankle Tournament, Long Beach (10-8) took five sets to top No. 4 Penn State (15-3) by the score of 30-26, 30-24, 23-30, 27-30, 15-11. In the final set, junior opposite Dean Bittner and sophomore outside hitter Kyle Friend...

Wild 9th inning brings heartbreak

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreThe Dirtbags can't seem to find a break on the young season, and it was even more evident Saturday at Blair Field. Long Beach State had a forgettable ninth inning as it fell at the hands of the visiting Washington State Cougars, 8-5, to go down 0-2 in the weekend series.LBSU had five strikeouts, but gave up five runs in a strange ninth inning. Dirtbag reliever Charlie Ruiz (1-1) had four of those strikeouts, but ...

LBSU athletics endures day to forget

LBSU athletics endures day to forget

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

March 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

ANAHEIM — You didn't need to look at a calendar to know it was Friday the 13th, just look at the Long Beach State officials at the Anaheim Convention Center.A 65-60 loss to Pacific in the Big West Conference semifinals capped one of the most disappointing days...

49ers too much for IPFW

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Box scoreThe No. 7 Long Beach State men's volleyball team beat the IPFW Mastodons in three sets at the Walter Pyramid Friday night.The 49ers won 30-21, 30-24, 30-21 in the first day of the Active Ankle Tournament. LBSU (9-8) was led by Dean Bittner, who had a game-high 13 kills while hitting .440. Other ‘Niners who had double-digit kills were Dan Alexander (11) and Josh Riley (10) to go with a team-high seven digs. IPF...

Senior earns All-American honors at NCAA Indoor Championships

Isis Roberts, Contributing writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Sprinter Brent Gray finished his phenomenal career as a 49er Friday, earning All-American honors as he placed sixth in the 200-meter NCAA Indoor Championships. "I came in ranked 14th so to finish sixth was good," Gray said. "Although I wanted more, I'm still happy with what I got." Gray competed against 13 of the top sprinters in the country at the McFerrin Athletic Center on the campus of Texas A&M. During the race, Gray...

Dirtbag bats silenced by ‘Way’ of Washington State

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

March 13, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreMaybe superstition was on the minds of the baseball team on Friday the 13th.One game after posting 17 runs and 17 hits, the Dirtbag bats were silenced. Long Beach State (4-8) dropped the first match-up of its weekend series against Washington State, 9-0, in front of 960 at Blair Field. Cougars pitcher Matt Way set the tone for the game, throwing 109 pitches and eight shutout innings on way to victory. "Friday the ...

Pacific brings Beach season to end

Pacific brings Beach season to end

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 12, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreANAHEIM — In the end Long Beach State just couldn't make enough shots Friday night. The ‘Niners (15-15) went more than 10 minutes without a field goal in the second half and couldn't...