Long Beach State once against passed the minimum in all sports by a wide margin, as the Annual Progress Rate (APR) multi-year rates were announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. Long Beach State's 18 qualifying teams had an average APR of 980, higher than the national average of 978.
Chris Mathewson earned Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors to highlight five Long Beach State Dirtbags selected to the All-Big West teams. Mathewson is the first pitcher in Long Beach State history to earn Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors.
The Long Beach State track & field team will send 17 athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, May 28-30.
Long Beach State pounded out 10 hits in its season finale but ultimately fell 5-3 at Cal State Fullerton. Luke Rasmussen blasted his sixth home run of the season in the season-ending loss.
Baseball | Senior
Kyle Friedrichs struck out 11 batters in his final start in the opener against Cal State Fullerton. The senior finished the season with 109 strikeouts, the most of any Dirtbags pitcher since 2004.