Bruins to host Super Regionals

From UCLA:

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA baseball team will host a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series against Cal State Fullerton at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium beginning Friday, June 11. Each game will be televised live, across the nation on ESPN2, as announced by the NCAA on Monday evening.

First pitch on Friday is slated for 7:30 p.m. Game 2 on Saturday will begin at 4 p.m. If necessary, Sunday’s final game of the Super Regional will begin at 7 p.m. The winner of this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional will earn a trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., slated for June 19-30.

UCLA (46-13) advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round by sweeping the NCAA Los Angeles Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium with a 6-2 victory over UC Irvine on Sunday. The Bruins downed Kent State, 15-1, on Friday night before defeating defending national champion LSU, 6-3, on Saturday night.

UCLA will host its first Super Regional in program history this weekend. The Bruins last advanced to an NCAA Super Regional in 2007, dropping two games in the best-of-three series to Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field.

Cal State Fullerton (45-16) earned its seventh consecutive NCAA Super Regional berth by winning four consecutive games in the NCAA Fullerton Regional, including a regional-clinching 9-5 victory over Minnesota on Monday night. The Titans dropped a 3-1 decision to Minnesota in Game 1 on Friday, before securing wins over Stanford on Saturday, New Mexico and Minnesota on Sunday and Minnesota in a winner-take-all game on Monday.

Tickets for the 2010 NCAA Super Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium will not be on sale until Tuesday afternoon. Ticket sales at UCLA will be coordinated through UCLA’s Central Ticket Office (310-825-2101).

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  • Better bring your lunchpail

    The Titan lineup is no joke. The UCLA staff better bring their stuff this weekend, every inning, every pitch. CSUF seems to be putting together the pieces at the right time, even with injuries.

    Playing at Jackie instead of Goodwin should make the difference, but this weekend will be very, very tough. Bruins take it and Omaha won’t prove to be any more difficult (save perhaps Texas pitching and unfamiliar jitters).

  • Reformed Droog

    Yeah, CSUF is scary. We haven’t figured them out yet this season.

  • sandiegobruinfan

    So much for dreams of Minnesota I had a few days ago…oh well, the competition is supposed to be tough at this stage of the tourney so let’s get after ’em. Go Bruins!