Long Beach State and Wichita State square off for the fourth year in a row in a planned three-game series. The Beach and Shockers have met every year since 1999 except for the 2011 season. The Dirtbags and Shockers have played to a near even record with the Beach holding a 26-25 all-time advantage.
Ryan Cruz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning but a solo home run proved to be the difference as Long Beach State fell 1-0 at No. 4 UCLA on Tuesday.
Long Beach State heads to Jackie Robinson Stadium for the first of two midweek matchups with UCLA this season. Last year, the two teams split four games with UCLA taking the midweek game in LA and Long Beach taking a weekend split series 2-1.
The Long Beach State Dirtbags fell 8-3 in the series finale with Utah Valley on Sunday. The Dirtbags (5-2) were within a run late in the game but the Wolverines (1-6) plated four runs in the ninth to help secure their first win of the season.