The UCLA baseball team has been hovering around the No. 10 ranking for much of the season, but with a strength of schedule ranked among the country’s toughest and some impressive non-conference wins, the Bruins’ RPI has been in the top-3 for a while.
Turns out the RPI won out.
The 42-14 Bruins earned the No. 2 national seed in the NCAA Tournament – their highest national seed ever – and they will host an NCAA Regional this weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium for the third consecutive season.
Joining UCLA in Los Angeles will be Creighton – the Bruins’ opening matchup on Friday – as well as San Diego and New Mexico.
The Bruins locked up premiere placement with a season-ending sweep of USC this weekend that gave them a share of the Pac-12 title, along with Arizona. It was the team’s second straight conference title behind John Savage.
Tickets for NCAA Regional games at Jackie Robinson Stadium can be purchased online Monday, by visiting tickets.ucla.edu. Starting Tuesday at 10 a.m., fans will be able to purchase tickets via phone through UCLA’s Central Ticket Office (310-825-2101).
All-session reserved ticket packages cost $80 for adults and $55 for students and youth. All-session general admission packages cost $55 for adults and $40 for students and youth. The student prices apply to all grade school, high school and college students. Pending availability, single-game tickets will go on sale Friday morning.