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.
Darian Tautalafua hits the team's second grand slam of the season.
Ashley Holmes, Darian Tautalafua, and Ashlynn Booker each hit solo shots to rally the 49ers past Texas.
Softball dropped its opening game of the Long Beach Invitational to Virginia Tech 6-1 Thursday night at Mayfair Park.
Long Beach State (2014): A second-team All-Big West selection in the outfield ... Led Long Beach State with 13 home runs for the second season in a row ... Enters her junior season ranked second in school history in career homers with 26 ... Scored 39 runs, most on the team, and tied for the third most one LBSU season ... Hit seven doubles and walked 23 times ... Picked up her first hit of the season against George Washington (2/7) ... Hit a two-run double against Kent State (2/8) ... Smacked a solo home run against Utah Valley, her first of the season (2/14) ... Reached base three times against UTEP, going 1-for-2 with two walks (2/15) ... Homered in three straight games against New Mexico, Syracuse and Nevada ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a homer and three RBI against the Lobos (2/22) ... Hit a two-run home run the next day against Syracuse (2/23) ... Started out the Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational with a solo home run, part of a 2-for-3 day (2/27) ... Had a pair of extra-base hits against Houston, with a double and a home run (3/7) ... Hit a game-tying solo home run against Texas (3/9) ... Walked twice against UT-Arlington (3/15) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run in the second half of the doubleheader with UC Davis (3/30) ... Drove in a career high five runs with a grand slam and a sac fly against UC Riverside (4/5) ... Homered in three straight games for a second time in 2014 against UCLA and CSUN ... Hit solo home runs against UCLA (4/21) and CSUN (4/26) ... In the second game of the doubleheader with the Matadors, went 2-for-2 with two walks and two home runs ... It was her fourth two-home run game in her career ... Started a five-game hitting streak against Cal Poly (5/3) ... Went 2-for-5 in the regular season finale against UCSB (5/10).
(2013): Earned Freshman Field Player of the Year honors in the Big West after an outstanding first season with the 49ers ... A first-team All-Big West selection as an outfielder ... Led Long Beach State and the Big West with 46 RBI on the season ... Set the single-season RBI record at Long Beach State ... Tied for second in the Big West and led the 49ers with 13 home runs in her first season ... That also was tied for second in school history in single-season home runs ... Walked 29 times on the year, leading the team and ranking fifth in one season at LBSU ... A two-time winner of the Big West Player of the Week award ... Earned the first on March 4 after batting 6-for-11 (.545) with three home runs at the San Diego Classic, leading the 49ers to a 5-0 record ... Went 3-for-3 with six RBI against BYU at that tournament (3/2) ... Also garnered the award on April 1 ... Drove in 10 RBI over three games in a sweep on the road at UC Riverside ... Tied a career high with six RBI on March 29 ... Set a career high with four hits in a 4-for-4 day at Pacific (4/14) ... Ended the season with a .288 batting average and a team-high 29 walks on the season.
High School: Two-time first-team all-state honoree at Carson High School ... Named the 2012 LA City Section Player of the Year and Wave Player of the Year ... Was the 2011 Daily Breeze Player of the Year ... Tied the state record for career home runs in a season with 53 ... Also earned four first-team all-league honors and all-area honors, while being named league MVP ... Two-time Scholar-Athlete honoree ... Had a batting average of .490, while hitting 17 home runs, scoring 50 runs and bringing in 45 RBI in 2012 ... Her junior season, she batted .554, tallying 15 home runs, 51 runs and 47 RBI ... In 2010, had a batting average of .373 with 16 home runs, 40 runs and 40 RBI ... In her freshman campaign, had an average of .351, while hitting five home runs, 28 runs and 21 RBI.
Major: Health Care Administration
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