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Long Beach celebrates a cathartic win in uncertain times.
At least it’s almost over. It’s been hard to watch most of the year. I came into this season ready for another playoff berth after the Dirtbags made an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional. The season quickly became an uphill battle just to get to an even record, and[Read More…]
Long Beach State’s athletic program has seen much success recently with the men’s volleyball team after claiming the No. 1 spot in the nation and winning the NCAA Championship. Other teams, like the 2017-2018 men’s and women’s basketball program, have not been so relevant after disappointing seasons. While talented athletes[Read More…]
Tensions were high for the Long Beach State Dirtbags as the team held a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth against No.11 UCLA. The Bruins managed to score a run to get on the board, following it up with a bases loaded situation and zero outs. Head[Read More…]
A recent trend among some of the successful sports teams at Long Beach State is the recruitment of international athletes. They travel thousands of miles to devote multiple years of work to a program, while putting trust into a coaching staff they’ve never met in person. The presence of foreign-born[Read More…]
It was Bark at the Park day at Blair Field, but the only barks in the park came from the Long Beach fans after witnessing another disappointing performance by the Dirtbags. The bats came alive for the Aggies at the top of fourth inning, bringing home seven runs and demoralizing[Read More…]
Long Beach State junior second baseman Jarren Duran’s high-bouncing single in the ninth inning with one out gave the Dirtbags hope. After head coach Troy Buckley was ejected earlier in the game for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Jeff Macias, the Dirtbags were ready to leave Dedeaux[Read More…]
Although Tommy John surgery has become almost a routine medical procedure for pitchers in high-level baseball, to have three cases affect a team in the same season is less common. That is what the Long Beach State Dirtbags have had to endure this year after a trio of arms were[Read More…]
Coming off a series win against CSUN last weekend, the Long Beach State Dirtbags came out on top in an ugly, three-hour and 50 minute midweek game against Loyola Marymount Tuesday at Blair Field. The contest saw 16 total walks, five wild pitches and over 300 pitches thrown, but the[Read More…]