Here is a run down of the major Long Beach sports events happening this weekend.
Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball vs. Ohio State, 5 p.m.
The top-seeded 49ers are hoping to be at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion for two games this weekend as part of the NCAA Championship. LBSU won the first ever Big West Conference tournament two weeks ago. The NCAA championship match is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday.
High School Softball, 3:15 p.m.
The first-place Wilson Bruins are finishing the season with two games that will decide the Moore League championship. They host Lakewood today at Joe Rodgers Stadium, and then take on Millikan Tuesday. The Bruins came into the week leading the Lancers and Rams by two games in the standings. Wilson ended Lakewood’s 65-game league winning streak in the first round of league play, and is trying to win its first title since 2012.
High School Boys’ Golf, 1:30 p.m.
Wilson senior Tyler Schafer is 12-under par and leads the rest of the Moore League Individual Tournament field by eight strokes after three days of competition. Schafer will try to complete the three-peat as league champion at El Dorado this afternoon. The tournament record is 14-under par.
High School Swimming, 5 p.m.
The Moore League girls’ finals are today at Cabrillo, and the boys’ final is Friday at the same time. The Poly girls and Wilson boys are the league leaders headed into the last week of competition. The Wilson boys hold 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.
High School Baseball, 3:30 p.m.
The top four teams in the Moore League are back at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field tonight for a doubleheader. Lakewood takes on Wilson in the first game, and Millikan faces Poly in the nightcap. The Lancers and Rams are came into the week tied for first place, and the Bruins and Jackrabbits are tied for third. In other league action, Jordan and Compton are playing at the MLB Academy.
High School Boys’ Tennis, 2:30 p.m.
After four days of competition at El Dorado Park, the Moore League finishes its season at Billie Jean King courts today with the single and doubles finals. Poly’s Felippe Dacudao is the defending singles champion, and the Jackrabbits repeated as league champions.
Long Beach State Dirtbags at UC Riverside, 6 p.m.
The Dirtbags are on the road for three Big West games at UC Riverside this weekend, and unfortunately its a matchup of the bottom two teams in the conference. LBSU has won its last four games against the Highlanders. The series continues at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and concludes at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Long Beach State Track & Field at Big West Championship
The men’s and women’s teams will be fighting for the conference crown for two days at Northridge. Last year, the men took third and the women took fourth while Kemonie Briggs and Riley Cooks were named Men’s and Women’s Athlete of the Meet.
High School Gymnastics, 4 p.m.
The reigning Moore League champion Millikan is defending its crown at Lakewood High today for the league finals. Last year, Millikan won its seventh league team championship in the last eight years as the Rams swept the podium at the league finals. Julia Fielder won the all-around with 37.000 points by placing first in the balance beam and the floor exercise, while finishing second in the vault and uneven bars.
Long Beach Softball at UC Davis, 1 p.m.
The 49ers are still within striking distance of Big West leading Cal State Fullerton with two weekends left in the regular season. LBSU leads the conference with a .311 team batting average, and the Aggies are sixth. The two teams will play a doubleheader today, and finish the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday.