UCLA Earns No. 1 Seed At Baseball Regional
May 30, 2013
UCLA has earned a No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament and will host an NCAA Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium for the fourth straight season.
The Regional will run from Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3 (if necessary).
"Our players are very excited about the opportunity that the postseason presents," head coach John Savage said. "Coming out of the Pac-12, we feel we are very prepared for the challenges that lie ahead this week."
UCLA (39-17) will open postseason play against the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, San Diego State (31-29), on Friday at 6 p.m.
No. 2 seed Cal Poly (39-17) will take on No. 3 seed San Diego (35-23) in the other Regional contest on Friday at 2 p.m. Each of 16 NCAA Regionals features a four-team, double-elimination format.
Game times will be at 2 and 6 p.m. each day, with Monday's if necessary ballgame slated for a 6 p.m. start.
The Bruins will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the fourth consecutive season, making them one of just three teams to host a Regional in each of the last four years (South Carolina and Virginia).
"We are very proud of the program's accomplishments and are excited about hosting a Regional for the fourth straight year," Savage said.
UCLA finished the season with a 21-9 Pac-12 record, tied for the most conference wins in school history and good for a third place finish in the conference.
The Pac-12 Conference will send four teams to this year's NCAA Tournament. UCLA, Oregon State and Oregon will all host Regionals while Arizona State will play as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Fullerton Regional (Cal State Fullerton).