Long Beach State and the Dirtbags baseball program congratulate Matt Duffy on the World Series championship with the San Francisco Giants. As Pablo Sandoval caught the last out of game seven on Wednesday night, Duffy became the second Dirtbag alumnus to win a World Series title.
Six former Dirtbags had significant impacts in helping their respective squads into the Major League Baseball Playoffs, which start on Tuesday with the AL Wild Card game. The Dirtbags could have up to three alumni in one playoff as the six alums are spread out over five teams.
Head coach Troy Buckley and the Long Beach State Dirtbags have put together another challenging schedule for the 2015 season. The Dirtbags 2015 slate features eight opponents who made the postseason in 2014 and two who made the Super Regionals.
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.