Kent State Headed To Los Angeles For NCAA Regional

Updated 5/31/2010
Story courtesy of Kent State Sports Information

INDIANAPOLIS - For the second year in a row, Kent State (39-23) will travel to a regional hosted by a PAC-10 school when it travels to California to take part in the Los Angeles regional for the 2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament.

The Golden Flashes, who will be the fourth seed in the regional, will take on top-seeded UCLA (43-13). First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. EST).

The Bruins finished second in the PAC-10 behind top-seeded Arizona. The only common opponent between Kent State and UCLA for the season was Vanderbilt, who the Bruins beat 9-2 at home Feb. 26 and who the Flashes lost to 7-1 in Nashville, Tenn. March 5.

In the other game, the second-seeded LSU Tigers (40-20) take on the third-seeded UC Irvine Anteaters (37-19). The Tigers finished fifth in the SEC West while the Anteaters took second in the Big West conference.

This will also be the second consecutive season Kent State will have a regional that consists of a PAC-10 school (UCLA) and a Big West school (UC Irvine). In 2009 at the Tempe Regional, the Golden Flashes opened up with Arizona State from the PAC 10 and then faced Cal Poly from the Big West.