The UCLA Baseball team is the overall #1 seed heading into the College World Series. After missing on the post-season last year (a year removed from their National Championship season), the Bruins are back in a big way with after a huge 2015 season.
After finishing the season 42-14 overall and 22-8 in conference the Bruins were once again crowned Pac-12 Champions. UCLA had such a lead in the conference that they won the Pac-12 in their second to last conference series of the year (last weekend).
This past weekend, UCLA fell to Oregon, winning only one of the three game series. Though it was the first series they lost in the 2015 season, the Bruins had more than enough to show they earned the right to the #1 overall seed.
Now, UCLA Baseball is looking to land their second championship and UCLA’s 113th overall.
With UCLA set to host the Los Angeles Regional, the Bruins will welcome three teams to Jackie Robinson Stadium next weekend as #2 Ole Miss, #3 Maryland and #4 CSU Bakersfield will join the Bruins for the start of the College World Series as all four teams get things started on Friday, May 29th.
Here is a look at the other Pac-12 baseball teams participating in the tournament (host in parentheses):
- #2 Arizona State in the Fullerton Regional (CSU Fullerton)
- #3 Cal in College Station Regional (Texas A&M)
- #2 Oregon State in the Dallas Regional (Dallas Baptist)
- #3 Oregon in the Springfield regional (Missouri St.)
- #2 USC in the Lake Elsinore Regional (UC Santa Barbara)
The interesting thing about USC is that if they win their regional, they face the winner of the Los Angeles Regional, potentially setting up a UCLA-USC Super Regional. Now how about that for some fireworks! As for the head-to-head competition in the BMW Crosstown Cup, if USC does play UCLA and beats the Bruins, UCLA will still clinch the Crosstown Cup. But the reality is, UCLA already has the Crowwtown Cup, now they are gunning for the NC!
So now it is the College World Series Championship or bust for these Bruins! After missing last post-season, the Bruins are in great position to repeat as Champions.
For tickets to this weekend’s Los Angeles Regional at UCLA, click HERE.
For the full NCAA College World Series bracket, click HERE.