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Friedrichs sets the tone for pitching staff

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

April 21, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior right-hander Kyle Friedrichs is having the best year of his career at Long Beach State. The San Diego native is 5-2 on the season with a 2.30 earned run average in ten starts after being a reliever all of last year. He discussed leadership, his pitching arsenal and expectations. How did you get into baseball? Friedrichs: Wow, you’re going way back. I wanted to play because one of my best friends was on a basebal...

LBSU continued home dominance against UC Riverside

LBSU continued home dominance against UC Riverside

April 20, 2015

A 10-1 victory Sunday at Blair Field capped off a series win over Cal State Northridge as the Long Beach State baseball team continued its excellent play at home. Freshman righty Chris Mathewson had...

LBSU baseball will square off against Cal State Fullerton in weekend series

Eddie Rivera, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015

Filed under Sports

The Long Beach State baseball team will take on Big West rivals Cal State Fullerton for a three-game series that starts Friday at Blair Field. The series will count as nonconference. The rivalry between these two teams started in 1989 during Dave Snows 13 year tenure as the Dirtbags head coach. Snow turned the baseball program around for the team. The Dirtbags and the Titans combined to win 12 of 13 Big West championships du...

Brown making impact with Dirtbags

Brown making impact with Dirtbags

March 17, 2015

Tanner Brown’s journey from pitcher in junior college to starter for the Long Beach State baseball team began almost a year ago. The junior right-hander began his collegiate career at Golden West...

A glimpse inside of CSULB students’ pre-game

A glimpse inside of CSULB students’ pre-game

March 5, 2015

The scrum of athletes sways shoulder-to-shoulder with arms interlocked. The black and yellow ring counters the softball-clad ringmaster’s calls with a roar, amplifying the raucous game of call-and-response...

LBSU baseball will travel to the desert to play Arizona State in weekend series

Eddie Rivera, contributing writer

March 5, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

An emerging pitching staff and improved offense will lead the Long Beach State baseball team into Phoenix to take on No. 21 Arizona State for a three-game series starting Friday night. The Dirtbags (8-4) rank 13th in the country in earned run average and fifth in strikeouts per inning. Freshman right-hander Darren McCaughan said he was confident the team’s pitching performance would continue away from home. “We’v...

The Lions Roar

Eddie Rivera, contributing writer

March 4, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball

Loyola Marymount snapped the Long Beach State baseball team’s three-game winning streak on Tuesday night at Blair Field. Freshman center fielder Tristan Mercadel jumpstarted the Dirtbags’ (8-4) offense in the second inning when he doubled down the right field line. A double by freshman David Banuelos kept it going when he smashed one to left-field to bring in two runs and the lead for the Dirtbags 2-0. The Lions...

LBSU sweeps Wichita State

LBSU sweeps Wichita State

March 2, 2015

  Freshman right-handers Chris Mathewson and Darren McCaughan combined to throw the first no-hitter in Long Beach State history, giving the Dirtbags a three-game sweep over Wichita State at Blair...