LBSU improved to 3-2 on the season after a split decision at the Easton Desert Classic.
Sandoval hits homerun as 49ers defeat Roadrunners 5-1.
The 49ers open the season at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament
The defending Big West champs return nine starters including six that earned all-conference honors
Leilani Tupua-Tautalatasi had a walk-off double in the win over LIU Brooklyn
Long Beach State (2013): Played in the first seven games of the season before taking a medical redshirt ... Was hitting .239 with five hits and three runs scored before missing the rest of the year.
(2012): Selected to All-Big West First Team... Selected for Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-West Region Second Team... Finished the season batting .319 with a .361 slugging percentage... Hit two triples and three doubles in 166 at-bats and scored 24 runs...Had 15 multi-hit games with her best games against Maine (Feb. 29) where she went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, and against Pacific (May 11) where she scored two runs and had two RBIs...Only committed five errors in the season and had 84 put-outs.
Junior College: Played two seasons at Mt. SAC where she was named All-SoCal and first-team All-South Coast Conference as a sophomore after leading team to South Coast Conference and regional championships ... Also named to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Team, and earned all-tournament honors at the junior college state tournament ... Hit .450 with 16 RBI, while setting a record at Mt. SAC with 31 stolen bases ... Also had a .468 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage ... Scored 43 runs, while finishing with six doubles and one triple ... As a freshman, led Mt. SAC to South Coast Conference and regional championships ... Named first-team all-conference after batting .437 with eight RBI and 22 stolen bases ... Also scored 34 runs ... Junior college coach was Kelly Ford ... A member of the Dean's List and President's List at Mt. SAC.
High School: A three-year letter winner at California High School in Whittier, Calif. ... Earned first-team All-Del Rio League honors all three years, while being named first-team all-area twice and second-team all-area once ... As a junior in 2006, led team to a Del Rio League championship while being named All-CIF, team MVP and Best Offensive Player ... Hit .427 with a .510 on-base percentage and a .561 slugging percentage ... As a sophomore, helped team to a Del Rio League championship while being named the Best Offensive Player ... Batted .563 with a .690 slugging percentage and a .576 on-base percentage ... As a freshman, helped team to Del Rio League championship while being named the Best Offensive Player and Most Motivational ... Batted .545 ... High school coach was Jim Kruse.
Major: American Studies