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UCLA, Long Beach State win in Los Angeles Regional

In the Los Angeles Regional, Long Beach State won a chess match with San Diego while UCLA showed why they are No. 1 despite a tall effort from the Bears of the Valley.

Updated: May 21, 2006, 10:02 AM ET
By Mary Buckheit | Special to ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- A pitchers' duel is a lot like a chess match, and the canon law of chess is that victory goes to the player who makes the second to last mistake.

On Friday night in the Los Angles Regional, Long Beach State made an error in the bottom of the fourth -- the last misstep of the game before San Diego State committed the dagger in the sixth. Long Beach State finished with the win, 1-0.

Checkmate.

"We knew that it would come down to probably a mistake," said Long Beach ...

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