Long Beach State was picked to finish fifth in a preseason poll of the Big West baseball coaches, which was released by the conference on Thursday. The Dirtbags are coming off a second-place season in 2014 in which they finished 34-26 overall, 17-7 in the Big West and returned to the NCAA Tournament.
Reigning Big West Freshman Player of the Year Garret Hampson is one of the best sophomores in college baseball, according Perfect Game. The scouting service released its annual list of the top-100 sophomores in the country on Thursday and Hampson checked in at No. 25.
Come celebrate the start of the 2015 Long Beach State Dirtbags season at the annual Leadoff and Alumni Weekend Jan. 29-31, 2015. The weekend's festivities include the Leadoff Dinner, Golf Tournament and Alumni Game.
The Long Beach State Dirtbags' incoming class ranks among the nation's best, according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Dirtbags ranked 18th in the nation in the annual evaluation of incoming recruiting classes.