The Long Beach State men’s volleyball and softball teams have massive Big West Conference games on the road this weekend, and the Moore League has two first-place games on Thursday.
High School Softball, 3 p.m.
This is a make or break week for Wilson. After breaking Lakewood’s Moore League winning streak on Tuesday, the first-place Bruins are back at Joe Rodgers today to face Millikan. Wilson and Millikan split their games last season, and played an epic extra innings affair that the Rams won 6-4. In other league action, Lakewood is at Cabrillo and Jordan is hosting Poly.
High School Boys’ Volleyball, 4 p.m.
Lakewood is on its way to an undefeated Moore League championship, and the game today at Millikan is one of the last hurdles left. Elsewhere, Wilson is hosting Compton while Cabrillo travels to Jordan.
High School Boys’ Tennis, 3 p.m.
League-leading Poly is hosting Compton today while Wilson hosts Jordan, Cabrillo visits Lakewood and Millikan travels to Cal State Dominguez Hills to face CAMS.
High School Swimming, 3 p.m.
Today is the second full slate of Moore League meets as Wilson travels to Jordan, Lakewood hosts Poly and Cabrillo visits Millikan. There are only two more days of league completion before the league finals at Cabrillo.
Long Beach State Dirtbags at Cal State Northridge, 3 p.m.
This is the first Big West series on the road for the Dirtbags. They haven’t lost a series to CSUN since 2010. The Matadors (15-16, 4-2) have already taken two out of three games from UC Riverside and Cal Poly. They are outscoring they opponents 215-177, and four players are hitting over .300 this season. This series continues at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and concludes at the same time on Sunday.
Long Beach State Softball at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.
The top two teams in the Big West will play three games for first place this weekend. There will be a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The 49ers lead six of the eight major categories, but CSUF outfielder Brooke Clementson leads the conference with 27 stolen bases. Corner infielder Deshea Hill is second to LBSU’s Nichole Fry with a .416 batting average. The Titans (21-19, 6-0) are on a six-game winning streak.
Long Beach State Beach Volleyball vs. Long Beach City College, 8:30 p.m.
This is an exhibition between the top two beach volleyball programs in the city before LBSU faces Utah and CSU Bakersfield at the LBSU Sand Courts. The 49ers will be back in action at 11 a.m. on Sunday against No. 16 Loyola Marymount and Utah.
Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball at Hawaii, 10 p.m.
The undefeated and No. 1 ranked 49ers are finishing the regular season with two games in as many nights at No. 6 Hawaii. If LBSU can win Friday night, this game will be the last thing standing between the 49ers and an undefeated regular season. Last year, LBSU swept Hawaii in two regular season matches as well as the MPSF championship at Walter Pyramid.
Long Beach State Women’s Tennis vs. UC Davis, 10 a.m.
After traveling to Cal State Northridge on Friday at 1 p.m., LBSU returns to Rhodes Tennis Center for more Big West action against UC Davis. The Aggies (13-4, 6-1) are first in the conference.
Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach, 1:40 p.m.
The 44th running of the Long Beach Grand Prix will feature the Verizon IndyCar series tearing up the downtown street course here in Long Beach. It is one of eight races this weekend from Friday to Sunday.