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.