All students at Long Beach State reported back to the classrooms today for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Over the summer, the Dirtbags spread across the country to various summer ball leagues.
Long Beach State baseball head coach Troy Buckley announced the addition of Mike Steele as the program's newest assistant coach. Steele comes to the Beach with experience as a pitching coach on both the collegiate and professional levels.
Matt Duffy became the 45th Dirtbags to earn a spot on a Major League roster when he was called up by the San Francisco Giants on August 1. Duffy was promoted straight from Double-A to the major league club. He will join the Giants in New York immediately when they open a series today against the New York Mets.
Head coach Troy Buckley announced the signing of Keola Paragas to a National Letter of Intent to join the Long Beach State Dirtbags. Paragas signed the NLI after a standout senior season at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev.