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PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach?! With Ken Jakemer

This week we’re discussing the Long Beach PONY All-Star success with president and manager Ken Jakemer (2:30) 20:00 Long Beach Football Previews 33:00 Either, Or: Hard Knocks or Last Chance U? 39:00 Fam Jam

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Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Advance To World Series Championship Game

A pair of wins in shortened games on Tuesday has put the Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars back into the PONY World Series championship game for the fourth time in the last 12 years. They play Chinese Taipei on Wednesday (4:30 p.m. PST) in Washington, Pennsylvania. The championship will be streamed live at mlb.com and […]

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LB In MLB: McNeil Making Name With New York Mets

Just days after Garrett Hampson became the 50th Long Beach State Dirtbag to reach Major League Baseball, Jeff McNeil made it three LBSU product call-ups last month when he joined the New York Mets. Dirtbags product Drew Gagnon joined the Mets on July 10. McNeil is the 12th Dirtbag to play in the MLB this […]

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Long Beach PONY Q & A With Manager Ken Jakemer

The Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars won their third tournament of the summer on Sunday to advance to their fifth DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series in the last 12 years. They won the world title in 2008 and 2012. Long Beach starts the 10-team tournament against the winner of Washington County and Bronx, […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Stay Alive

After surviving a Zone Tournament elimination game, the Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars are two wins away from making their third World Series appearance since 2008. Long Beach came back to beat the All-Stars from Maui, Hawaii 2-1 on Saturday in West Hills thanks to a pair of sixth inning runs driven in by Ryan […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U Opens Tourney With 20-0 Win

Four tournaments every summer stand between the Long Beach PONY 14-Under All-Stars and a PONY World Series championship. After taking the District and Super-Region tournament titles in dominant fashion last month, Long Beach started the Zone tournament on Thursday with a 20-0 win over South Sound (Washington). Long Beach has won its last nine games […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Wins Super-Region

The Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars maintained its dominance this summer by taking the Super-Region tournament championship on Monday night with a 14-2 win over Tecolote in Lakeside. “This team is playing with great confidence and pride, enjoying their time playing together, and wanting to extend it as long as possible,” coach Ken Jakemer said. […]

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Long Beach PONY Returns To Super-Region Tournament

This has been an eventful summer for local youth baseball, and the Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars are the last team standing. They have advanced to the Super-Region every year since winning the World Series in 2008, and they start the 2018 Super-Region tournament on Thursday night in Covina against Simi Valley. “We have been […]