Long Beach State softball doesn’t have much time to get ready for the season opener on Feb. 27 at Fresno State, and it’s just the beginning of a busy 2021 schedule for the Beach.
The marquee matchup of the 13 non-conference, 24-game Big West schedule is the March 6 home opener against No. 1 UCLA at the LBSU Softball Complex. It will be the first game on the campus field since March 9, 2020 when the Beach hosted the Louisville Slugger Invitational.
Big West action begins at home on March 20 against UC Riverside with a three-game series. The conference will put three games on the schedule for each weekend series, and teams have the choice to add a fourth game if it’s mutually agreed upon. The first of those for LBSU will come against UC San Diego on April 10.
The Beach will also host rival and Big West favorites Cal State Fullerton on May 14 in the final series of the regular season. LBSU was picked to finish second behind the Titans in the conference preseason poll.