49er Softball Announces 2014 Schedule
June 18, 2013
LONG BEACH - Long Beach State softball head coach Kim Sowder announced the 49ers' schedule for the 2014 season on Tuesday.
LBSU opens the campaign by hosting the Beach Invitational at the 49er Softball Complex, Feb. 6-9. Long Beach State will also play one game at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 7.
The 49ers then head to UNLV for the Easton Desert Classic (Feb. 14-16) and to Palm Springs for the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (Feb. 20-23). They close out the first month of the season by hosting the annual Mayfair Invitational, Feb. 27-March 2.
After welcoming Lehigh to the 49er Softball Complex for a single game on March 5, they will wrap up their tournament schedule at the Judi Garman Classic (March 7-9) and the San Diego Classic II (March 14-16).
Following a single game vs. Canisius on March 19, Long Beach State begins Big West play on the road at UC Davis (March 29-30). It then returns to Long Beach to host UC Riverside and Hawai'i. LBSU's final home series is against Cal Poly, May 3-4.
In 2013, Long Beach State finished with a 37-20 overall record and was second in the Big West. The 49ers posted the top batting average in the conference at .288, which was a school record. LBSU also registered program bests in runs scored (266) and home runs (53).