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Cal State Omaha heads to Long Beach for Super Regional

The 2017 NCAA Baseball Super Regional sites have been selected and the Cal State Fullerton Titans are staying close to home.

2017 NCAA Baseball Super Regional Field

The NCAA named Blair Field in Long Beach as one of the eight host sites for the 2017 Super Regionals. The Long Beach Super regional pits the Long Beach State Dirtbags against the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Winner of the best-of-3 Long Beach Super Regional gets an automatic bid to play in the 2017 College World Series played in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 2017 Long Beach Super Regional will start on Friday, June 9. Dates and times along with TV schedule are as follows:

Friday, June 9, 2017 – 6 pm eastern / 3 pm pacific – TV: ESPN2
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 3 pm eastern / noon pacific – TV: ESPNU
Sunday, June 11, 2017 (if necessary) 3 pm eastern / noon pacific – TV: ESPN/ESPN2

Dates and times of the other seven Super Regionals were also announced today.

Eight super-regional hosts announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee

Cal State Fullerton Titans Baseball Team wins Palo Alto Regional; Advances to Super Regionals

The 2017 Cal State Fullerton Titan Baseball team celebrates and poses for a picture after defeating Stanford 4-2 to advance to the Super Regionals. (Photo courtesy of Matt Brown)

By virtue of starting NCAA post-season play a day earlier than the rest of the 64-team field, Cal State Fullerton’s baseball team made the most of their opportunity; the first to punch their ticket into the 2017 NCAA Super Regionals.

Sweeping through the 2017 Palo Alto regional with an unblemished 3-0 record, the Cal State Fullerton Titans beat Stanford 4-2 to punch their ticket into the Super Regionals. The Titans will face the winner of the Long Beach Regional which will be either Long Beach State or the University of Texas.

The Titans en route to their sweep of the Palo Alto Regional defeated BYU 13-2 on Thursday advancing into the winner’s bracket to face Stanford, the regional host and No. 8 national seed. Stanford beat Sacramento State to join Fullerton in the winners round. On Friday, Fullerton beat Stanford, sending the Cardinal tumbling to the losers bracket to take on BYU who beat Sac State on Friday.

Stanford went on to beat BYU and eliminated the Cougars in the elimination game on Saturday. The win over BYU put Stanford back into a rematch with Cal State Fullerton who was waiting for the winner. Stanford needed to win their two games on Saturday to force a decisive final game of the 2017 Palo Alto Regional.

The Titan Baseball squad wanted nothing to do with giving Stanford a chance and behind home runs by Center Fielder Scott Hurst and Catcher Chris Hudgins, the Titans went on to beat Stanford 4-2.

The early Regional win allows the Titans to sit back and await the winner of the Long Beach regional.

Video: Richy Pedroza Great Glove Work vs USC

Cal State Fullerton Senior Shortstop Richy Pedroza makes a spectacular diving stop vs. USC to end the inning on February 15, 2013.

Titans Take On TCU in Big Road Test Series

After dodging raindrops in Fullerton and long Beach last weekend, the titan baseball squad hits the road to take on TCU for a three game series this weekend.

Cal State Omaha went 2-2 in the first weekend of play, losing to North Carolina and then taking two of three from Long Beach State. First baseman Nick Ramirez went 7-for-17 while Joe Terry had two triples and four RBI.

TCU, meanwhile, went 2-1 against Kansas last weekend and gained a solid victory over No. 16 Baylor on Tuesday. Matt Purke was on a pitch count in his first game and will likely be on one for a few more starts. With a blister on his left index finger, Purke is scheduled to start on Sunday.

Randy Youngman Thinks 2011 Titans Are Loaded For Omaha Run

Orange County Register sports columnist Randy Youngman published his Monday column devoted to the 2011 version of the Cal State Fullerton Titan baseball team. To use the overuse cliche, Youngman said of the 2011 Titan baseball squad, “The Titans never rebuild; they merely reload.” According to Youngman and others, Cal State Omaha is poised for another postseason run come June.

To read Youngman’s entire column from Monday, February 7, 2011, click the link below.

Orange County Register: Abrupt end not haunting CSUF baseball

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part III – The Move

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part III – The Move from Matt Brown on Vimeo.

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part II – Memorable Moments

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part II – Memorable Moments from Matt Brown on Vimeo.

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part I – First Memories

Remembering Rosenblatt: Part I – First Memories from Matt Brown on Vimeo.

Video: Rosenblatt At Bat For Last Time at College World Series

Titans Won’t Say Farewell To Rosenblatt in Person

After winning the opening game of the 2010 Los Angeles Super Regional, the Cal State Fullerton Titan baseball team was two strikes away in Game No. 2 from making another trip to Omaha. By virtue of losing Game No. 2 to the UCLA Bruins, the Titans were forced into a winner take all Game 3 situation. The Titans did not bring their bats that night and ended up losing the game, propelling UCLA to the 2010 College World Series.

This being the final year the College World Series will be held inside Rosenblatt Stadium, the Titans who have been to Omaha 16 times, will have to bid the historic stadium a final goodbye from home. The City of Omaha will keep the College World Series but the games in 2011 and beyond will be played in a new, downtown ballpark set to open next year.

Even though the Titans did not advance to Omaha in 2010, the future looks bright. We’re sure Coach Dave Serrano, his staff and players will have their sights set on being the first champions to be crowned in the new Omaha downtown ballpark in 2011.