Tag: Dirtbags

Friedrichs sets the tone for pitching staff

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.[Read More…]

Brown making impact with Dirtbags

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 College in Fountain Valley after going undrafted out of high school. Brown was not highly recruited, but his[Read More…]

A glimpse inside of CSULB students’ pre-game

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 to its climax. Before every game, the Long Beach State softball team rallies together for a traditional, pre-performance ritual, passed on from[Read More…]

The Lions Roar

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[Read More…]

LBSU sweeps Wichita State

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 Field on Sunday. Mathewson threw the first seven innings of the game, striking out eight batters in the Dirtbags’ (8-3) historic[Read More…]

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