USC Heads To Long Beach For NCAA First-Round Regional

May 30, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- The USC baseball team (37-19) has been selected to play at the Long Beach Regional in first-round action of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Trojans will be making their 40th postseason appearance.

Host and Big West Conference power Long Beach State (36-20) is the No. 1 seed while USC has the No. 2 seed. Pepperdine (38-21), which won the West Coast Conference title over Loyola Marymount last weekend, is the No. 3 seed and will be the Trojans' first opponent on Friday. Atlantic 10 champion Rhode Island (34-19) will be the No. 4 seed and face Long Beach State on Friday.

Full session tickets will be available starting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. by calling the Pyramid Box Office at (562) 985-7565 or online at All-tournament super boxes will by $80, all-tournament box seats will be $60 and all-tournament general admission passes will be $40.

Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. with box seats going for $12 and general admission adult tickets going for $8. Youth and senior single game tickets are $6. Should any super box tickets be available they will be $20.

Two games will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a possible winner-take-all game on Monday.

Game times for the tournament will be announced on Monday.

All USC games will be broadcast live on Due to NCAA policy, all games will utilize live stats through its own website at

Stay tuned all week long to for updated information on the Trojans.

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