Long Beach State sits in a three-way tie for second place in the Big West, and can make up some big ground as the team returns to the LBSU campus for a series against rival Cal State Fullerton. The Beach will host one game on Saturday, April 18, before holding a doubleheader next Wednesday that will be shown on ESPNU.
Sophomore Christina Clermont earned Big West Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time this season after a sparkling performance this weekend at Hawai'i, helping the 49ers win the series from the circle.
Junior Darian Tautalafua went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a pair of home runs to lead Long Beach State to a thrilling 8-5 win to capture the series on the road at Hawai'i. The 49ers dropped the first game 3-0 to set up the rubber game in the nightcap.
Long Beach State got two big hits from unexpected places, as freshman Summer Pohl and LT Torres each came through in a three-run fourth inning that helped the 49ers open their Big West series at Hawai'i with a 4-2 win.