Bruins Earn #2 National Seed

UCLA won its second straight Pac-12 title on Sunday, after sweeping USC, earning the #2 national seed for the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and will host an NCAA Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium this weekend...

Gerrit Cole? Gone.

Trevor Bauer? Gone.

The Pac-12 championship? Still here.

UCLA won its second straight Pac-12 baseball championship on Sunday afternoon, sweeping USC over the weekend, and tying Arizona, but earning the automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Wildcats.

And for the third straight year, UCLA will host an NCAA Regional, being awarded this weekend's regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

More importantly, the Bruins locked up the #2 national seed in the tournament, and should they win the NCAA Regional, would host a Super Regional the following weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

But first things first.

UCLA, seeded #1 at the regional, will welcome San Diego, New Mexico and Creighton to Westwood, beginning Friday, for the chance to move on to the Super Regional.

The Bruins, 42-14, will host #4-seed Creighton, the winners of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, after a 26-28 season.

San Diego won the West Coast Conference, and got the #2-seed with a 40-15 record and they'll face #3-seed New Mexico out of the Mountain West, owners of a 36-22 record.

The winner of the Los Angeles regional will take on the winner of the College Station regional in the Super Regional.

Texas A&M will host the College Station regional, earning the top seed, and they're joined by #2-seed TCU, #3-seed Ole Miss and #4-seed Dayton.

UCLA trailed Oregon in the standings by two games heading into the weekend, and needed to not only sweep the Trojans, but needed Oregon State to help them out against their Civil War rivals.

The Beavers held up their end of the deal, sweeping the Ducks, while the Bruins swept the Trojans, and also swept the season series against USC, the third time in the last six years the Bruins have done so.

In fact, the Bruins haven't lost the season series to the Trojans since 2005, and are 19-5 against USC in their last 24 contests.

Last year, UCLA hosted a regional, but lost to UC Irvine. The year before, the Bruins won their regional, and then rallied to beat CS Fullerton in the Super Regional to earn a spot in the College World Series. The Bruins made it to the CWS Championship Series in 2010, but lost to South Carolina, who's won the last two CWS titles.

UCLA is looking for its first trip to Omaha since the 2010 season. The Los Angeles regional will begin on Friday, June 1st, with game times to be determined.

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