The Cal Poly softball team rallied to tie the score with two runs in the third inning but ended up leaving 10 runners on base in a 3-2 loss to UC Riverside on Sunday.
The Highlanders won the series, the first time the Mustangs have dropped a series at UC Riverside since 2003.
The Mustangs had 12 hits, led by three hits apiece by Ashley Romano and Mariah Cochiolo, who had an RBI. Emily Ceccacci was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Cami Brown was 2 for 3 for Cal Poly (19-31-1, 8-13 Big West).
Jordan Yates allowed a run in three innings of relief and took the loss.
Natalie Sanchez hit a solo homer and had the game-winning RBI on a double in the sixth inning for Long Beach State (19-30, 3-15 Big West).