UCLA Baseball Secures No. 2 National Seed at NCAA Tournament

May 28, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - UCLA has earned the No. 2 national seed in the 64-team NCAA Baseball Touranment and will host an NCAA Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium for the third straight season, beginning Friday, June 1.

Seeded No. 1 in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, UCLA (42-14) will face No. 4-seed Creighton (26-28) on Friday. No. 2-seed San Diego (40-15) will face No. 3-seed New Mexico (36-22) in the other regional contest that day. Each of 16 NCAA Regionals features a four-team, double-elimination format.

The Bruins have captured one of the tournament's eight national seeds for the second time in school history. UCLA was awarded the No. 6 national seed in 2010.

"We have earned the position that we are in," said UCLA head coach John Savage, who has guided the Bruins to six NCAA Tournament berths in eight seasons. "It's going to be a very difficult Regional. At this stage, you don't take anything for granted. These are good programs, winning teams, teams that are coming in here very confident.

Games will be played at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Bruins' game on Friday against Creighton will be at 7 p.m. San Diego and New Mexico will open the NCAA Regional at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

If a final contest is required on Monday (if necessary game), that game will be played at 7 p.m.

The Bruins have earned their 18th NCAA Tournament berth, and sixth in the last seven seasons. UCLA won the 2012 Pac-12 Conference co-championship by defeating USC, 7-6, on Sunday. UCLA and Arizona finished the season as co-champions, and the Bruins were awarded the NCAA Tournament's automatic bid, having won the season series against the Wildcats.

UCLA captured its 10th conference title and won the league crown in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history. In addition, the Bruins compiled their eighth season with at least 40 victories, hitting the 40-win plateau for the second time in the last three years.

The Pac-12 Conference will send five teams to this year's NCAA Tournament. UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and Stanford will host Regionals, while Oregon State will compete at the Baton Rouge Regional (LSU).

The 64-team NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on ESPNU's hour-long selection show Monday at 9 a.m.

UCLA has gone 42-14 during the regular season, posting a 20-10 Pac-12 record. The Bruins went 20-4 in road and neutral site games and compiled a 23-4 non-conference record. UCLA recorded an 11-4 record in three-game weekend series, including a 7-3 mark in Pac-12 weekend series.

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 $65 for students and youth. All-session general admission packages cost $55 for adults and $40 for grade school, high school and college students, as well as youth, ages 3-16. Pending availability, single-game tickets will go on sale Friday morning.



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