Saturday, May 9, 2009

UCSD wins CCAA Tournament championship

UCSD won its second California Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship in five years today with an 8-7 victory over Sonoma State at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Tritons (36-12) came into the ninth inning with a three-run lead, allowed it to get away when Sonoma State (32-14) rallied for four runs in the ninth, then scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out the victory. It was fitting that UCSD's Garrett Imeson struck the winning blow with an RBI single to center. After all, Imeson is the school's all-time hits leader.

There's more on the win right here at the school's Web site.

The title gives UCSD the conference's automatic berth in the Division II NCAA Tournament. The Tritons' postseason plans should be firmed up Sunday when the tournament bracket is revealed.

Six Tritons players were selected to the all-tournament team, led by MVP Vance Albitz.

UCSD also won the tournament title in 2005.

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