Unseeded Bruins Head to Florida for NCAA Regionals

May 15, 2011

UCLA NCAA Regionals Central | Interactive Bracket

UCLA, the defending national champions, will begin its title defense at the Gainesville, Florida Regional, facing Jacksonville in its first game on Friday at 12:30 p.m. PT. Joining the unseeded Bruins and Jacksonville in Gainesville are host and #4 national seed Florida and Bethune-Cookman.

Every UCLA game will be broadcast live over the internet at UCLABruins.com and will also feature Gametracker.

The winner of the Gainesville Regional will face the winner of the University Park Regional featuring #13 Oregon, Fordham, Penn State and Albany.

The Bruins have never been to the state of Florida for the postseason or played in Gainesville. UCLA has appeared in five tournaments in Florida and owns a record of 30-2. In three tournaments in Tampa, the Bruins went 8-1 in 1994, 8-0 in 1996 and 6-0 in 2000. In 2003, UCLA went 5-0 at the FAU Worth Invitational in Boca Raton. Last season, the Bruins opened their campaign in Clermont at the Dot Richardson Invitational. UCLA defeated Florida Atlantic, Tennessee and Georgia, while losing to Michigan.

UCLA (33-17) has never faced Friday's opponent Jacksonville (43-14), which was awarded a berth into the NCAA Tournament by winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

The Bruins are 3-2 all-time against Florida (47-9), but have never played at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The two teams met on Feb. 25 at the Cathedral City Classic, with Florida coming away with a 4-1 triumph. UCLA posted 11-1 and 10-2 (6 innings) victories at Easton Stadium in 2002 and 2007. At the Women's College World Series in 2008, the Gators ended the Bruins' season with a 2-0 win. Last year, UCLA knocked off Florida in the opening game of the WCWS by a score of 16-3 in six innings.

UCLA is 1-0 against Bethune-Cookman (33-24), posting a 5-0 victory at the 2005 Cathedral City Classic.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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