Long Beach State and Arizona State matchup for the fifth year in a row and the fourth three-game series between the two in five years. Last year, Long Beach State took the only game between the Dirtbags and Sun Devils in convincing fashion. The Dirtbags won 11-0 on a Friday night at Blair Field.
Long Beach State nearly erased a late three-run deficit but ultimately fell 7-6 to Loyola Marymount on Tuesday at Blair Field. The lead changed hands three times in the game but the Lions (8-4) used a pair of three-run innings to come away with the victory.
Fresh off a historic no-hitter and series sweep, the Dirtbags host LMU in a midweek matchup. LMU took both midweek contests last year but the Beach holds and85-50-2 all-time advantage.
Freshmen Chris Mathewson and Darren McCaughan made Long Beach State Dirtbags history as they combined for the first no-hitter in Long Beach State history on Sunday. The Dirtbags (8-3) won 4-0 behind the no-no and completed a series sweep of visiting Wichita State.