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Aztecs Headed to UCLA for NCAA Regional

The Aztecs hoist their Mountain West championship trophy that earned them a berth in the NCAA Regional against UCLA.
The Aztecs hoist their Mountain West championship trophy that earned them a berth in the NCAA Regional against UCLA.

May 27, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego State baseball team, newly-crowned Mountain West Tournament champion, has been assigned to the NCAA Regional at UCLA along with the host school, Cal Poly and the University of San Diego. The Aztecs will face UCLA in their opening contest on Friday, May 31, at the Bruins' Jackie Robinson Stadium at 6:00 p.m. (PT).

All of the contests at the NCAA Regionals will be televised on one the ESPN network's channels. The channel for the games at the UCLA Regional will be announced later this week.

SDSU earned the Regional berth after defeating No. 13 New Mexico, 9-4, Sunday afternoon to capture the conference tourney championship and with it the league's automatic bid into postseason play. It marks San Diego State's first postseason appearance since the 2009 campaign when it competed at the UC Irvine Regional.

The Aztecs will enter the Regional with a season record of 31-29. During the six games at last week's Mountain West Tournament SDSU compiled a .364 batting average with a 4.08 earned run average and .982 fielding percentage.

The winner of the UCLA Regional will advance to the Super Regional against the winner of the Fullerton Regional that includes Arizona State, New Mexico and Columbia in addition to Cal State Fullerton.