Baseball Showdowns, Track & Field Championships On FOX Sports Prime Ticket
FOX Prime Ticket Spring Release
The 2017 spring sports schedule on FOX Sports Prime Ticket features the Big West Conference Track and Field Championship and a pair of baseball showdowns between nationally ranked contenders.
Prime Ticket, the official regional telecast home of Big West athletics, will air the Big West Track and Field Championships for the fifth straight year. The Titan Track Complex at Cal State Fullerton plays host to this year’s event, with Prime Ticket providing final day action on Saturday, May 13 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Long Beach State men seek to win a fiffh consecutive crown, while the UC Davis women aim for its fifth title in six years.
Prime Ticket’s coverage on May 13 will continue from the Cal State Fullerton campus as the first of two baseball games on the network will be featured. The Titans will host 2016 College World Series participant UC Santa Barbara. On Saturday, May 27, CSF will play longtime rival Long Beach State at Goodwin Field. First pitches for both games will be 7:00 p.m.
The two selected baseball games showcase the trio of Big West programs which participated in the 2016 NCAA postseason. UCSB advanced to its first College World Series in school history after knocking off the No. 2 and No. 3 national seeds during its historic postseason run. The Gauchos have received preseason recognition from several publications entering the 2017 season, and are ranked by Collegiate Baseball (No. 18), Baseball America (No. 19) and the NCBWA (No. 21).
Cal State Fullerton, a 2015 CWS representative, is ranked as high as No. 8 nationally by Baseball America. The Titans also landed inside Collegiate Baseball’s poll (No. 10) and the NCBWA’s (No. 14). The Titans culminated the 2016 season with their 25th consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason.
Long Beach State appeared in the NCAA Regionals for the 21st time in school history to cap off 2016. The Dirtbags are included in the discussion of the country’s top programs, as witnessed by their preseason ranking of No. 17 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 20 in Baseball America.
In addition, four preseason All-Americans will be on display for the two telecasts, including Collegiate Baseball Second Team honorees Darren McCaughan of LBSU and Colton Eastman of CSF. UCSB teammates Kyle Nelson and Clay Fisher were named third team All-Americans by the same publication.
In addition to telecast coverage on Prime Ticket, all games on the regional sports network will also be available on FOX Sports GO. The FOX Sports GO app is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
2017 BIG WEST SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE ON FOX PRIME TICKET
|Saturday, May 13
||Big West Track & Field Championship (Fullerton, Calif.)
|Saturday, May 13
||UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton (Baseball)
|Saturday, May 27
||Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton (Baseball)