Pac-12 baseball begins this weekend
The Pac-12 sets out for another year poised to play as one of the leading conferences in college baseball. The Pac-12 has won two of the last three College World Series titles and four of the last nine, for a total of 28 titles overall, the most of any conference in the country.
The Pac-12 sent five teams--ARIZONA STATE, OREGON, OREGON STATE, STANFORD and WASHINGTON to the NCAA Tournament a year ago with the Beavers entering as the No. 1 overall national seed. In one of the most unpredictable rounds of NCAA Baseball Championship history, which saw only three of eight national seeds advance to Super Regionals, only Stanford advanced to the Super Regionals. Two of those 2014 postseason teams are ranked in Baseball America’s preseason poll: ARIZONA STATE (18) and OREGON (20). The third team, UCLA (9), a team that missed out on the postseason a year ago but won the National Champoionship in 2013, enters as the Conference’s highest ranked team.
All 11 teams open the 2015 campaign on Friday with a packed opening weekend that includes a non-conference matchup between No. 8/5 Oklahoma State and No. 18/19 Arizona State. The Pac-12 Networks will televise 114 Conference baseball games this season, kicking off its coverage with the start of the season on Friday when Indiana visits Stanford at 3 p.m. PT.
Opening Day Games
Friday, February 13
Northwestern vs Oregon State, 1:00 p.m. MT
Surprise Tournament, Surprise, Arizona
Utah at Sacramento State, 2:00 p.m. PT
Indiana at Stanford, 3:00 p.m. PT (P12N)
Washington State at Stephen F Austin, 6 p.m. CT
Hofstra at #11 UCLA, 6:00 p.m. PT
Eastern Michigan at Arizona, 6:00 p.m. MT
Towson at USC, 6:00 p.m. PT
Washington at Pacific, 6:00 p.m. PT
# 8 Oklahoma State at #18 Arizona State, 6:30 p.m. MT
Duke at California, 7:00 p.m. PT
#20 Oregon at Hawai’I, 5:35 p.m. HT