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Dirtbags’ bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

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[Read More…]

Dirtbag bats, starting pitcher tames Lions

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[Read More…]

Dirtbags salvage 3-game series with Sunday win

Box score LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Devin Lohman had a night to forget on Friday, striking out all four times he came up at Dedeaux Field. Sunday afternoon, he got the game-winning RBI on a soft ground ball with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the[Read More…]

Dirtbags’ late rally falls short in season opener

Box score LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The velocity was too much for the Long Beach State Dirtbags, falling at the hands of the University of Southern California Trojans, 5-2, Friday night at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (1-0) jumped out to an early lead behind starting pitcher Brad Boxberger, who kept[Read More…]

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

Editor’s note: David Roberts is a senior communications major who pitched for the Long Beach State Dirtbags for two seasons before being drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft. Roberts was a fourth round draft pick (141st overall selection) by the Cleveland Indians. The day had finally come: June[Read More…]

MLB’s playoff format needs to include best teams

After his team didn’t make it into the postseason after qualifying 12 years in a row, Hank Steinbrenner, co-chairman of the New York Yankees, issued a statement badmouthing the postseason qualification format. He was specifically upset that the Los Angeles Dodgers made it in with an 84-78 record, but the[Read More…]

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