Monday, May 25, 2009

Aztecs are in! SDSU faces Virginia

San Diego State received its first NCAA Regionals bid in 18 years this morning, gaining admittance into the 64-team field in the four-team Irvine Regional.

The Aztecs (40-21) received the No. 3 seed and will play No. 2 seed Virginia (43-12-1), the ACC Tournament champion, in the opening game of the double-elimination regional. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at UCI's Anteater Ballpark. The game is to be televised by ESPNU.

In the other matchup, No. 1 seed UC Irvine (43-13), the top-ranked team in the nation meets No. 4 seed Fresno State (32-28), the defending national champion. That game is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The winner of the Irvine Regional faces the winner of the Oxford Regional (the participants are #1 Mississippi, #2 Missouri, #3 Western Kentucky and #4 Monmouth) in next week's Super Regionals, which is a best-of-three format. The eight Super Regionals winners advance to the College World Series, which is June 13-24 in Omaha, Neb.

Information for the Irvine Regional is right here.

The printable 64-team bracket is right here for those who want to follow along at home.

There's an interactive bracket right here.

1 comment:

Phishisgr8 said...

Kirk,

Any word from Gwynn or anybody else on Strasburg throwing Friday? Believe it or not, I'm trying to plan my weekend around this game so I can see him.