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Long Beach State baseball, softball start Big West this weekend

The 49ers (12-18-1) are hoping the return of pitcher Cielo Meza and a dramatic extra-innings win can give them some momentum going into the first Big West weekend of the year. LBSU hosts Cal State Northridge for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday and a series finale at the same time on Sunday. LBSU came back to beat Loyola Marymount 2-1 in nine innings on Tuesday at LBSU Softball Complex to split the last nonconference doubleheader. Meza struck out two in her inning of work while Julia Lombardi, Hannah Crookson and Nichole Fry delivered the clutch RBIs. CSUN (20-11) was picked to finish third in the Big West behind LBSU and Cal State Fullerton. The Matadors have won 75 games over the last two years and a conference title in 2015. CSUN outfielder Taylor Glover leads the Big West with a .429 batting average and 26 RBIs. -- Long Beach Press-Telegram

Big Ben’s cosmos

The Cal State Northridge commit hit six home runs during a recent five-game stretch. Big Ben and the pitching staff are synchronized like Jaeger-LeCoultre: The Lancers won their first four Marmonte League games on shutouts. -- Thousand Oaks Acorn

Fil-Am women authors present works in Los Angeles

Davino was a columnist for the Philippine Times and taught at the International School of Manila. She received her doctorate from the University of Santo Tomas (UST).  When she came to the United States, she attended the California State University of Northridge to continue her passion for teaching, and retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). During her free time, she writes music, plays the piano and spends time with her grandchildren, teaching them music and painting. -- Inquirer

MAD Academy Gets in the Swing of Roaring ’20s with Gala Fundraiser

The MAD Alumni Award was given to Ruwani Horanage, who was joined by several family members at the gala. She attended MAD from 2001-04 after emigrating from Sri Lanka. Ruwani is working in the industry after graduating from California State University at Northridge with a degree in cinema and television production. -- Noozhawk

A pilgrimage across the world to a promise kept

Bollinger volunteers at Peterson Hospice and worked with veterans at Warriors Heart. She was born in Argentina and migrated with her family to southern California, where she spent most of her life. She earned a degree in Geography and in Recreational and Leisure Studies at Cal State Northridge. Bollinger found her home in Bandera after attending her son’s graduation at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. -- Bandera County Courier

Young Westlake entrepreneur named 2017 NAWBO winner

Growing up in the Conejo Valley, Karasik developed a love for film and photography. While attending Cal State Northridge she worked at the Apple store in Thousand Oaks where she developed skills in the use of creative technology. -- The Acorn

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