Baseball Youth Sports

Long Beach Little League 11U All-Stars Win District

The Long Beach Little League 2019 11U All-Star team took home the District 38 banner this summer. They earned a bid for the Section 5 tournament later this month hosted by Tustin Western Little League in Santa Ana. LBLL 11U All-Stars: (front row L-R) Daniel Gerstner, James Mirabile, Desi Whelan, Owen Keller, Seamus O’Neill, Matteo […]

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LB In MLB: Lakewood’s Travis d’Arnaud Makes History

Travis d’Arnaud made history at Yankee Stadium on Monday night by becoming the first catcher to hit three home runs in a game out of the leadoff spot, per Elias Sports Bureau. The Lakewood High alum helped the Tampa Bay Rays come back and win 5-4 with all five RBIs and a three-run go-ahead homer […]

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Los Altos 8U All-Stars Hosting Cal Ripken Regionals

The Los Altos 8U All-Stars are hosting the 2019 Cal Ripken Pacific Southwest Regionals this week after taking the Southern California state title last weekend. Los Altos will face teams from Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Guam and Nothern California. Each team at the tournament is guaranteed three games and Los Altos will play at 7 p.m. […]

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Uptown Long Beach 10U Youth Baseball Wins SoCal State Tournament

The Uptown Long Beach 10U youth baseball team upset Los Altos at the SoCal State Tournament in Simi Valley last weekend to qualify for the Pacific South West Regional in Honolulu from July 15-21. This is the first year of Cal Ripken league baseball for Uptown LB and they’ll face teams from Arizona, Nevada, Northern […]

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LB In MLB: Former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil Makes All-Star Game

Prior to last year, the Long Beach State Dirtbags had a representative in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for 10 consecutive seasons. After missing out last season as a rookie, former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil has started a new streak by being selected to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive […]

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PODCAST: Chris Betts, JP Crawford & New Dirtbags Coach

Happy summer and welcome to our All Baseball episode full of the latest news from local boys in the pros and interviews from the Dirtbags press conference last week. 03:40 Chris “Bat Flip” Betts Wins Home Run Derby, Plus Other “LB In MLB” News 18:00 Meet The New Dirtbags Coach (Interviews With Eric Valenzuela, Andy […]

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Coach Eric Valenzuela Breaks News At Dirtbags Press Conference

Eric Valenzuela was officially introduced as the new Long Beach State Dirtbags head coach on Friday at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field, and he brought the rest of his coaching staff with him. Valenzuela and LBSU athletics director Andy Fee both confirmed that associate head coach Bryan Peters, assistant coach Daniel Costanza and volunteer assistant […]

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Hot Topics With New Dirtbags Coach Eric Valenzuela

Long Beach State announced yesterday that Eric Valenzuela will be the next coach of the Dirtbags baseball program. We talked to Valenzuela about the biggest issues he’ll deal with in his first year… Valenzuela on keeping the Dirtbags style… “I’m from the San Gabriel Valley, and I coached for USD in the NCAA Regional at […]