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Long Beach State Dirtbags Release 2021 Schedule

The 40-game Big West Conference-only schedule for the Long Beach State Dirtbags has been released with four-game series every weekend starting in March.

In an effort to get more games per week without non conference competition, the conference has added a Saturday doubleheader as part of the schedule. LBSU has not added any non-conference games, and will start the 2021 campaign against Hawai’i on March 19.

“Our players, coaches and staff can’t wait to get on the field next Tuesday (for practice) to start our journey,” Dirtbags coach Eric Valenzuela said. “Four-game conference weekends will really challenge everyone’s depth and we’re excited for that challenge. We have a great group of young men and I know when the bell rings we will be ready.”

The Dirtbags will return to Bohl Diamond at Blair Field on March 26 for their home opening series against Cal State Northridge. LBSU will also host Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, and CSU Bakersfield before closing the regular season at home against UC Davis starting on May 27. Times will be announced at a later date, but they’re planning on having the doubleheaders Saturday.

LBSU was ranked No. 12 in the nation and got off to one of its best starts in program history last year when the season was suspended due to COVID-19.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.