No. 19 Huskers Open NCAA Tournament with Titans

Posted 7 months ago

By Robert Lovell

husker baseballFor the first time since 2008, the Nebraska baseball team is part of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers, who are 40-19 on the year, earned an at-large invitation during the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show Monday morning on ESPNU. Nebraska was selected to play in the Stillwater Regional, hosted by Oklahoma State at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

The No. 2 seed in the Stillwater Regional, the Huskers will face No. 3 seed Cal State Fullerton in the first round on Friday, May 30 at Noon (CT). The game will be shown live on ESPNU and streamed live on WatchESPN. Regional host Oklahoma State then meets No. 4 seed Binghamton at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.

Nebraska will play at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium for the first time since 2010, when the Huskers played a three-game Big 12 series in Stillwater.

The Huskers and Titans met four times last season at Goodwin Field in Fullerton, Calif., with the Titans taking all four meetings.

Nebraska will be in search of its first NCAA Tournament win since 2008, when the Huskers opened the Lincoln Regional with a 13-10 victory over Eastern Illinois.

On the Radio this Week

Fans across Nebraska and around the world can listen to Greg Sharpe and Lane Grindle call all of the action on the Husker Sports Network – including KLIN 1400 AM and 94.5 FM in Lincoln – and live on the Internet at Huskers.com or the Official Husker App.

TV Coverage for Cal State Fullerton Game

Friday’s game against Cal State Fullerton will be shown live on ESPNU.

Web Streams for Cal State Fullerton Game

Friday’s game against Cal State Fullerton will be streamed live on WatchESPN.

Nebraska-Cal State Fullerton History

The Huskers are 0-6 all-time against the Titans, including an 0-4 record last season.

The first ever meeting between the two teams came in 1984, when the Huskers fell 9-7 on the road in Fullerton early in the season.

Friday will mark the second time the Huskers and Titans have met during the NCAA Tournament, as they also met at the 2001 College World Series. In the Huskers’ first ever game at the CWS, the Titans pulled out a slim 5-4 victory.

Nebraska & Cal St. Fullerton Series (CSF leads 6-0)

2013     at CSF  L, 10-4

at CSF  L, 8-7 (11 innings)

at CSF  L, 9-0

at CSF  L, 10-5

2001     vs.CSF L, 5-4 (CWS)

1984     at CSF  L, 9-7