UCLA Baseball Captures No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament's Long Beach Regional

May 28, 2007

LONG BEACH, Calif. - UCLA has earned a No. 2 seed at the NCAA Tournament's Long Beach Regional, as announced by the NCAA baseball tournament selection committee Monday morning.

The Bruins (30-26, 14-10 Pac-10) will make their third NCAA Regional appearance in the last four years when they face No. 3 seed Pepperdine on Friday, June 1 in Long Beach, Calif.

UCLA won both games against Pepperdine during the regular season. The Bruins defeated Pepperdine, 6-2, at home on April 17 and won, 4-1, in Malibu, Calif., on May 8.

No. 1 seed Long Beach State will face No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago at Long Beach State on Friday. Game times will be announced shortly.

The Bruins will make their 13th appearance in an NCAA Regional, marking the program's first back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths since the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Last season, UCLA finished 1-2 as the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Tournament's Malibu Regional at Pepperdine.

Four Pac-10 Conference teams earned berths in the NCAA Tournament, including UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona and Oregon State.

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