UCLA Baseball Earns No. 2 Seed at Fullerton Regional

May 26, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA baseball team has captured a No. 2 seed at the NCAA Tournament's Fullerton Regional, earning its third consecutive postseason berth for the first time in school history.

The Bruins (31-25) will face No. 3 seed (38-21) Virginia on Friday, May 30 at Cal State Fullerton's Goodwin Field. UCLA finished third in the Pac-10 Conference with a 13-11 mark. The Cavaliers posted a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division with a 15-15 conference record.

No. 1 seed Cal State Fullerton (37-19) will face No. 4 seed Rider (29-26), who won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, in the other regional-opening contest on Friday.

UCLA has never played Virginia or Rider in its 88-year baseball history. The Bruins lost each of three games to Cal State Fullerton in mid-week action earlier this season.

The Bruins will make their 15th appearance in an NCAA Regional and have earned their fourth postseason berth in the last five years. Last season, UCLA swept the Long Beach State Regional before dropping both games at the Fullerton Super Regional.

Five teams from the Pac-10 Conference earned berths in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, including UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona, California and Stanford.

Fullerton Regional Schedule

Friday, May 30
Game 1: No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 3 Virginia
Game 2: No. 1 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 4 Rider

Saturday, June 1
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

Sunday, June 2
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

Monday, June 3
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (if necessary)

*game times to be announced

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