INDIANAPOLIS – Cal State Fullerton will travel to the Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford for the 72nd annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, it was announced by the Division I Baseball Committee on Monday.
The No. 3 seed in the four-team Regional, the Titans will take on No. 2 seed Baylor, Friday at 2 pm PT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. The Regional's No. 1 seed, Stanford, will face No. 4 seed Wright State in the second game of the day with the game scheduled at 7 pm PT.
The host Cardinal (44-10, 22-9 Pac-12) earned the No. 2 National Seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament after earning an automatic bid, due winning the very competitive Pac-12 Conference. The Stanford Regional is paired with the Conway Regional hosted by Costal Carolina, which features the host and top seeded Chanticleers, No. 2 seed Connecticut, No. 3 Washington and No. 4 seed LIU Brooklyn.
It will be the fourth time the Titans play a regional at Stanford. The 2002 Fullerton team went 1-2 in the regional, falling to No. 9 Stanford (3-2), defeating No. 18 San Jose State (9-1) and then falling to No. 23 Long Beach State (4-0). The Titans also went 1-2 in regional play in 1997, falling to Santa Clara (5-0), then defeating Northeastern (8-4) and being eliminated by Fresno State (8-7). Fullerton won the Stanford Regional Championship a year ago, sweeping the field. The Titans took down BYU (W, 13-2) in the opening game, and then defeated host Stanford in two straight games (W, 4-1, W, 4-2) to advance to the Super Regional round.
The Titans face the Baylor Bears on Friday. They earned an automatic bid out of the Big 12 Conference, after running the table to win the conference tournament, defeating TCU 6-5 in the title game. Baylor finished 36-19 on the season, while going 13-11 in conference play.
Wright State (39-15), which enters the NCAA Tournament on a eight-game winning streak, earned the Horizon League's automatic bid to the NCAA regionals by winning the Horizon League Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders went 3-0 in the conference tournament in Mesa, Ariz., defeating Youngstown State (W, 11-1) and UIC twice (W, 10-1, W 11-9)
Wright State will be making its sixth NCAA appearance since 2006.
Fullerton will make its 40th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018 in 44 seasons at the NCAA Division I level. It is the Titans 27th straight postseason berth, the third longest active streak behind Florida State (41).
The Titans have won 22 Regional Titles, including a national best 12 on the road (two each in Fresno and Baton Rouge and one each at USC, Austin, Starkville, Stillwater, South Bend, Tempe, San Diego and Stanford). Prior to 2000, the Titans had never hosted a regional.
The Titans have never gone winless in regional play, the only program with 38-plus appearances (eight programs total) to do so. They have gone 0-2 only twice in a Super Regional (2008 & 2013) and seven times in Omaha (1975, 1982, 1990, 2007, 2009, 2015, and 2017).
Cal State Fullerton's all-time NCAA record is 157-86 including Regional (103-43), Super Regional (20-12) play and 34-31 in Omaha.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR STANFORD REGIONAL
Tickets to the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Regionals at Sunken Diamond go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th. Regionals for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be held June 1-4, 2018 on 16 campus sites. Regional tickets will initially be sold as All-Session reserved seat packages only. The Regional All-Session package includes tickets to each game with a maximum of seven (7) possible games.
Tickets for the Stanford Regional – from Cal State Fullerton's Allotment – will go on sale at 10am PT tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th. These tickets will be in the "Cal State Fullerton Section". Please be advised that priority for purchasing tickets through the Titan Athletics Ticket Office is given to Campus VIPS and Donors, Titans Baseball Season Ticket Holders, CSUF Faculty and Staff, CSUF single ticket purchasers, current CSUF students, and Alumni.
Adult - $60 each
Youth/Senior - $45 each
Single Game Ticket Prices:
Adult - $20
Youth/Senior - $15
General Admission Seats*
Adult - $15
Youth/Senior - $10
* Once all reserved seats are sold out, General Admission tickets will be sold and seating will be available on the left and right field grass berms.
To purchase tickets in the "Cal State Fullerton" section, please contact the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Ticket Office either by phone at 657-278-2783 or by email at email@example.com.
Regional Tickets will go on sale to the General Public through Stanford's Athletic Ticket Office beginning at 9:00am PT on Tuesday, May 29th. Click HERE to purchase your tickets through Stanford. For more questions on the 2018 NCAA Stanford Regional, call (800)-STANFORD (Option 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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