Softball opened up Big West Conference play Saturday and split a pair of games with UC Davis at home. Christina Clermont struck out 10 in a complete game as the 49ers walked off the Aggies 1-0 in game one, but miscues in game two led to a split in an 8-3 loss in game two.
Long Beach State opens up Big West Conference play this week by hosting UC Davis at the 49er Softball Complex. The 49ers start with a doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., before closing the series with a 1 p.m. game on Sunday.
Sophomore pitcher Christina Clermont pitched the 8th perfect game in Long Beach State history, highlighting a dominant three-game stretch that saw the hurler named the Big West Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference Monday.
Long Beach State scored 13 runs in the fifth inning, tied for second-most in school history, as the Beach cruised past Utah State 16-3 in five innings on the strength of that inning. Freshman Julia Lombardi hit a pair of home runs in game two, driving in 6 RBI, a career high.