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Fullerton Claims Title; Final Push To Boost NCAA Tournament Resume

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13 BB Release-Week 15

5/20/2013

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Big West At A Glance


• Following a sweep of then-ranked No. 24 UC Irvine last weekend, third-ranked Cal State Fullerton collected its 27th Big West championship in 39 years, including its fourth straight title.  The Titans own a four-game lead over second place Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge with just three contests remaining.  With the conference crown, the Titans receive the conference’s automatic bid into the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, marking their 35th postseason appearance and 22nd straight.

• Regional hosts and sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Committee will be announced online at www.ncaa.com/cws at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.  The 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show, with regional pairings and site assignments, will be revealed in a live, hour telecast on ESPNU at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific), Monday, May 27.

• Cal Poly, who entered last week knotted in fourth in the Big West standings, swept second-place Cal State Northridge to tie the Matadors for the second slot with a 15-9 mark.  The Mustangs close out the regular season with a three-game series at Pacific while the Matadors host conference-leading Cal State Fullerton.

• While Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge are tied for second place, UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State find themselves deadlocked in fourth place with a 14-10 mark.  The Gauchos travel to UC Davis and Long Beach State visits UC Irvine for their final Big West matchups.  Prior to their weekend series, UC Santa Barbara faces No. 8 UCLA Tuesday night in Los Angeles and UC Irvine entertains USC.

• Six teams Big West teams hold an overall winning percentage above .500 - Cal Poly, Cal Sate Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.  The last time   the league ended the year with six teams above the .500 threshold was back in 2006.

• The Titan pitching staff ranks fourth in the nation with a 2.52 ERA and lead the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio at 4.71 while UC Irvine ranks fifth with a 3.15 mark.  The Anteaters’ stellar defense continues to shine as they are tied for second with a .981 clip.

• Big West.TV brings together live and on-demand video from each of the Big West’s member institutions.  Now in its eighth year, BigWest.TV covers Big West sports, press conferences, interviews and features, including every home and conference contest in women’s volleyball as well as men’s and women’s basketball.  Also covered are select contests in men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and Big West Championships. Head to ‘thisweek’ for weekly event schedules.

This Week's Big West Matchups


Thursday, May 23
UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis* - 2:30 pm
No. 3 Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge* - 3 pm
No. 22 Cal Poly at Pacific* - 6 pm
Hawai’i at UC Riverside* - 6 pm
Long Beach State at UC Irvine* - 6:30 pm

Friday, May 24

UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis* - 2:30 pm
No. 3 Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge* - 3 pm
No. 22 Cal Poly at Pacific* - 6 pm
Hawai’i at UC Riverside* - 6 pm
Long Beach State at UC Irvine* - 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 25
No. 3 Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge* - 1 pm
Hawai’i at UC Riverside* - 1 pm
Long Beach State at UC Irvine* - 1 pm
UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis* - 1 pm
No. 22 Cal Poly at Pacific* - 2 pm