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Long Beach State Softball Off To Historic Start

Friday’s 9-0 win over Northwestern earned Long Beach State softball it’s seventh consecutive victory, and its best start in program history.

The 49ers (11-1) have a challenging weekend ahead at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs. LBSU will play No. 12 Auburn Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before taking on No. 1 Washington and No. 19 California on Sunday.

LBSU sophomore Cielo Meza (6-0) delivered her fourth complete game of the season while striking out six and dropping her ERA to 0.82.

Lauren MacLeod hit a three-run home run in the second inning, and Jessica Flores drove in two more with a double in the third. Naomi Hernandez and Julia Lombardi scored in the sixth on a double from Jamie Wren, and LBSU took the victory in a shortened game.

LBSU has outscored its opponents 96-37 with 11 homes runs and a .524 slugging percentage. Freshman Naomi Hernandez and Flores lead the team with 13 RBIs, and Hernandez has a team-high 13 runs scored.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.