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NCAA bracket released, baseball to host NCAA Regional

In Stanford head coach David Esquer's first year with the program, the Cardinal have amassed a record of 44-10 and garnered the first conference title since 2004.(BOB DREBIN/isiphotos.com)

The bracket and seeding for the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament was revealed on Monday morning.

As one of the eight national seeds (the Cardinal are second overall), Stanford baseball (44-10) will host a regional, and if it wins the regional, then it will have a chance to host a super regional.

The Cardinal are the first seed in its region with Baylor (second seed), Cal State Fullerton (third seed) and Wright State University (fourth seed) all set to face off this weekend.

This is the second consecutive year the Cardinal will host a regional, and it will be the second year that Fullerton will be in the regional with the Cardinal, but this time as the third seed instead of the second seed.

The Titans defeated Stanford twice in the regional last season to advance to the super regionals.

This is the 17th time the Cardinal have hosted an NCAA Regional.

Stanford will first play against Wright State on Friday at 7 p.m. PT, while Baylor and Fullerton will battle it out at 2 p.m. PT.

The NCAA Regional round has round-robin, double-elimination format, so if the Cardinal lose they still have a chance to make it out of the regional.

Friday’s game against Wright State will be broadcast on ESPN2.

 

Contact Jose Saldana at jsaldana ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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