Beach head coach Kim Sowder named Big West Coach of the year for the second time.
Amanda Hansen allowed three runs over a career-long 8.2 innings pitched.
Long Beach State out to a program record 8-0 start in Big West play.
Hannah De Gaetano's two-run home run was the big hit against Houston.
Long Beach State improves to 9-6 with the victory.
Long Beach State (2013): An Honorable Mention All-Big West selection after a solid junior campaign ... Hit .266 with seven doubles, five home runs and 19 RBI ... Hit .345 in Big West Conference play, second on the team behind Big West Player of the year Shayna Kimbrough ... Started 13 games each at catcher and DP ... Started 36 games total, playing in 37 ... Had an eight-game hitting streak through Big West play ... Drove in a two runs in a 1-for-3 day against Bakersfield (2/10) ... Hit a solo home run against BYU (3/2) ... Hit .555 (5-for-9) at Cal Poly over a three-game series ... Started her eight-game hitting streak with a 1-for-3 day against Cal State Northridge (4/17) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI against UCSB (4/20) ... Drove in five RBI in a double-header at Hawai'i (4/27).
(2012): Named Big West Player of the Week after a strong outing against Pacific (May 12) where she went 2-for-2 with a homerun and three RBIs... ...Played in 26 games mainly as outfielder and catcher... Hit .167 with two homeruns and eight runs scored...Only committed one error throughout the season and had 87 put-outs
(2011): Named second-team All-Big West after hitting .325 with two home runs and 21 RBI ... Finished second on the team in hitting, fourth in RBI, and fifth in on-base percentage (.400) and total bases (53) ... Led team with six hit by pitches, while doubling seven times ... Named Big West Player of the Week after hitting .600 (6-for-10), with three doubles and a .900 slugging percentage in a three-game series at Cal Poly ... Had a season-high three hits three times ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI against Boise State on Feb. 19, 3-for-4 with three RBI vs. Fresno State on March 5, and 3-for-4 with one RBI at Cal Poly on April 22 ... Had multiple hits nine times with two hits each against BYU (2-for-4 with one RBI), Utah State (2-for-3), Louisiana (2-for-2), Cal State Northridge (2-for-4 with 1 RBI), Cal Poly (2-for-3 with 1 RBI) and UC Santa Barbara (2-for-5 with 2 RBI) ... Had six games with multiple RBI, including a season-high three against Fresno State.
High School: A four-year letter winner at Lakewood High School ... Earned first-team All-Moore League honors all four seasons of high school ... Named second-team all-state as a senior ... As a senior, earned Moore League Most Valuable Player and team MVP honors, while being named to the Press Telegram Dream Team ... Named Lakewood High School's Softball Athlete of the Season and claimed Century Club Co-Softball Player of the Year honors ... Finished season hitting .440 with nine home runs and 46 RBI ... Also claimed Lakewood Hall of Fame Performer of the Year accolades for softball and was a team captain ... As a junior, named honorable mention Dream Team by the Press Telegram ... As a sophomore hit .459 with 23 RBI ... As a freshman, batted .263 ... Earned the CIF Academic Team Award.
Major: Community Health Education
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