Long Beach State put together six impressive innings against another Top 15 opponent, but Auburn got the last laugh, ultimately defeating the 49ers in eight innings 8-7. Darian Tautalafua tied the Long Beach State career home run record of 30 in the loss.
Long Beach State nearly came all the way back against San Jose State, scoring a pair of runs but came up one short, falling 4-3 in the team's opener at the Judy Garman Classic. Lauren Lombardi went 2-for-3 with a solo home run to lead the Beach.
Long Beach State had a chance to maximize some early momentum, but No. 1 Florida escaped the first inning opportunity and went on to defeat the 49ers 10-1 Wednesday. Shayna Kimbrough tripled for the 49ers, scoring LBSU's lone run.
Long Beach State will see if magic can strike twice - The Beach will try to once again defeat an unbeaten Florida team coming to the 49er Softball Complex as the defending champion Gators come to Long Beach. Wednesday's game is set to start at 2 p.m., as the Beach tries to take down No. 1 Florida (21-0).