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Fullerton Hosts Washington In Super Regional Showdown

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6/5/2018

Cal State Fullerton host their 10th NCAA Super Regional at Goodwin Field beginning Friday, their 14th Super Regional apperance overall.

Big West Baseball Release - Week 17

Cal State Fullerton is set to host its 10th Super Regional in program and its first since 2013, as it takes on the Washington Huskies, also a three seed, in a three-game series slated for Friday, June 8-Sunday, June 10. Friday's contest begins at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) and airs on ESPN2.  Saturday's first pitch is slated for 3:30 pm on ESPNU and Sunday's if necessary contest is scheduled with a 6:00 pm start on ESPNU.  Cal State Fullerton is a perfect 8-0 against the Huskies in the all-time series.  The last time the two teams met on the Diamond was in 2011.

The Big West has sent at least one team to the Super Regionals 15 out of the last 16 years. The 2012 season was the lone year where the Big West was not represented at the Super Regionals.  Since 2000 the Big West Conference has posted a 145-98 (.597) record in the NCAA Tournament, which includes 20 Super Regional appearances, nine College World Series participants and one national champion (Cal State Fullerton, 2004). 



The Titans advanced to the Super Regional  after running the table in the Stanford Regional for the second straight year.  In 2018, the third-seeded Titans opened Regional action with a 6-2 victory over Baylor. They followed up that performance with a 2-1 victory over host Stanford after freshman Jace Chamberlin blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.  With a 2-0 record, the Titans would face the Cardinal again on Sunday where they took an early lead that they never relinquished to post a 5-2 victory, advancing them to their 14th Super Regional. 

The winner of the Titans-Cardinal showdown advances to the 72nd Men’s College World Series which begins play Saturday, June 16, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb.


• The 2018 season marks the 40th year the Titans have competed in the NCAA Regionals - 32nd as a Big West member.  It is also the 27th consecutive year Cal State Fullerton has received a postseason berth, marking the second-longest active consecutive streak in the nation behind and Florida State (41 years).

• Overall, the Titans have won 23 regional titles – including a national best 13 on the road (two each in Fresno, Baton Rouge and Palo Alto and one each at USC, Austin, Starkville, Stillwater, South Bend, Tempe and San Diego). 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 160-86 including Regional (106-43) and Super Regionals (20-12) play and a 34-31 record  in Omaha.

• The Titans have won four National Titles (1979, 1984, 1995, 2004). 

• Cal State Fullerton has had five College World Series Outstanding Players.

FULL SUPER REGIONAL SCHEDULE

GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 8 - All times are Eastern

*Game times and ESPN Network subject to change

 

No. 14 Minnesota (44-13) at No. 3 Oregon St. (47-10-1)

5 p.m. (ESPN2), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2), *9 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

No. 11 Stetson (48-11) at No. 6 North Carolina (41-18)

11 a.m. (ESPN2), Noon, (ESPN2), *Noon (ESPN2)

 

Washington (33-23) at Cal St. Fullerton (35-23)

2 p.m. (ESPN2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU), *9 p.m. (ESPNU)

 

Mississippi St. (35-26) at Vanderbilt (34-25)

8 p.m. (ESPN2), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN), *6 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

The following four best-of-three super regionals will be played Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10, and Monday, June 11 (if necessary).

 

GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 9 – All times are Eastern

*Game times and ESPN Network subject to change

Auburn (42-21) at No. 1 Florida (45-18)

Noon (ESPN), Noon (ESPN), *8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

 

Duke (44-16) at No. 9 Texas Tech (42-17)

3 p.m. (ESPNU), 6 p.m. (ESPNU), *4 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

South Carolina (36-24) at No. 5 Arkansas (42-18)

6:30 p.m. (ESPN2), 3 p.m. (ESPN), *7 p.m. (ESPN)

 

Tennessee Tech (52-10) at No. 13 Texas (40-20)

3 p.m. (ESPN2), 3 p.m. (ESPN2), *1 p.m. (ESPN2)