High School Softball
The second round of Moore League play gets underway tonight when Lakewood and Millikan face off at 7 p.m. at Lisa Fernandez Field. These two rivals both lost to Wilson last week, and the winner will take a stranglehold on second place. In their first meeting last month, the Lancers took advantage of multiple Millikan miscues in a 3-0 win. In other action, Jordan is traveling to Compton and Poly is hosting Cabrillo at Joe Rodgers Stadium at 3 p.m.
Long Beach State Beach Volleyball vs. UCLA, 1 p.m.
Two days after facing No. ? USC on the road, No. 6 LBSU (22-4) is back at home today to face No. 1 UCLA (30-3) in the regular season finale. The Big West Championship is April 27-29 in Hawaii. Earlier this month, the Bruins beat LBSU 5-0.
Long Beach State Women’s Water Polo at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
This is the regular season finale for the No. 14 49ers, but they’ll be back in Irvine next weekend for the Big West Conference Championships. The No. 7 UCI Anteaters (10-13, 2-2) are tied for third in the standings headed into this week. LBSU (11-12, 2-2) is 0-5 on the road.
High School Boys’ Volleyball, 4 p.m.
Second place in the Moore League is on the line at Poly today when the Jackrabbits host Millikan. Meanwhile, league-leading and top-ranked Lakewood is hosting Wilson while Compton travels to Jordan.
Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball at Big West Tournament, 7:30 p.m.
The Walter Pyramid is hosting the first ever Big West Conference Tournament this weekend, and the top-ranked 49ers (24-1, 9-1) open competition tonight in the semifinals against the lowest-seeded team remaining after Thursday’s quarterfinals. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday.
High School Swimming, 3 p.m.
The marquee Moore League meet of the season is this afternoon when Wilson hosts Poly. The Wilson boys team holds the longest league championship streak in the history of California, having won every Moore League crown since 1973. Last year, they lost their first dual meet in that span to Poly. The Poly girls have won the last two titles, and the Bruins won the two prior. In other action, Millikan is at Jordan and Lakewood is hosting Cabrillo.
High School Baseball
Another Moore League doubleheader will take over Bohl Diamond at Blair Field tonight as Wilson takes on Cabrillo at 3:30 p.m. before Poly hosts Jordan. In other action, Millikan is at Compton at 3 p.m.
Long Beach State Dirtbags at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
The Dirtbags (15-21, 3-3) are playing their second consecutive Big West series on the road. The series continues at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and concludes 1 p.m. on Sunday. Cal Poly (16-18, 3-6) won its first conference series against UC Davis last weekend, and is 10-5 at home this season. Freshman Tate Samuelson is fourth in the Big West with 26 RBIs.
Long Beach State Track & Field
After hosting the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Jack Rose Track on Thursday, the 49ers are hosting two full days of the annual Beach Invitational that will welcome some of the best runners around. LBSU has been hosting this event since 2009, and Top 15-ranked U.S. and Top 50 world-ranked athletes will be on hand with some of the top collegiate programs.
Long Beach State Women’s Tennis vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2 p.m.
The 49ers are celebrating senior day for Lena Pacholski as they finish the regualr season at Rhodes Tennis Center. The Big West Championship at Indian Wells starts April 26.
Long Beach State Softball at UC Santa Barbara, 1 p.m.
The No. 18 49ers (33-9, 7-2) are trying to get back on track after dropping a heartbreaking Big West series at Cal State Fullerton last weekend, and falling out of first place in the conference. They will play a doubleheader today, and conclude the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday. UC Santa Barbara (17-25, 4-5) has won two consecutive series after getting swept by Fullerton in the conference opener.
High School Track & Field
Three days after facing each other in a Moore League meet, Poly and Wilson athletes will be in Torrance today to complete against the best teams in California as part of the Mt. SAC Relays. This is the 60th annual running of the famous event.
Some of the best sailors in the world will be competing at the stadium racecourse off Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier all weekend, and the finals are scheduled for this afternoon. The world-class match racing is one of a kind, and the winner receives the sought after Crimson Blazer. This will be the 54th time the Long Beach Yacht Club has hosted the event.