Wednesday, April 26

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Last time out, sophomore Justin Hooper allowed just one unearned run and tied his season high in innings pitched with five. The lefty will start on Tuesday against No. 11 Long Beach State. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Last time out, sophomore Justin Hooper allowed just one unearned run and tied his season high in innings pitched with five. The lefty will start on Tuesday against No. 11 Long Beach State. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore pitcher Jon Olsen made it through 6.1 innings of two-hit ball, including four strikeouts and four walks. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore pitcher Jon Olsen made it through 6.1 innings of two-hit ball, including four strikeouts and four walks. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior Nick Kern's homer kept UCLA alive, but it wasn't enough for a win. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt senior Nick Kern's homer kept UCLA alive, but it wasn't enough for a win. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman was named to her sixth MPSF Newcomer of the Week award Wednesday, breaking the all-time conference record for most Newcomer of the Week honors in a single season. She was previously tied with Stanford’s Jordan Raney, who in 2015 was named Newcomer of the Week five times. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin contributor)
Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman was named to her sixth MPSF Newcomer of the Week award Wednesday, breaking the all-time conference record for most Newcomer of the Week honors in a single season. She was previously tied with Stanford’s Jordan Raney, who in 2015 was named Newcomer of the Week five times. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin contributor)


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