No. 14 UC San Diego's Series at San Francisco State Canceled Due to Wet Weather
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 14 University of California San Diego baseball team has had its four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) series at San Francisco State University this weekend, canceled due to unplayable conditions at Maloney Field.
Wet weather has pounded the Bay Area for several weeks, and had begun to again at press time on Tuesday night. The Tritons were scheduled to fly to San Francisco on Thursday evening, March 7, and play at 2 p.m. on Friday with a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Saturday, and a Sunday finale at 12 p.m. An alternate venue could not be secured. The series will not be made up.
The set was to pit the two hottest teams in the CCAA, with first-place San Francisco State (9-0-1, 7-0 CCAA) a winner of seven straight, and UC San Diego (13-4, 8-4 CCAA) six in a row. The Tritons sit in a three-way tie with No. 16 Cal Poly Pomona and No. 27 Cal State Monterey Bay in second behind the Gators. Both clubs produced four-game series sweeps in San Diego County this past weekend, with UC San Diego at home over Sonoma State, and San Francisco State at Cal State San Marcos. The Tritons are the unanimous No. 1 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) West Region poll, receiving all eight first-place votes.
UC San Diego will next face a split-venue four-gamer with city rival Cal State San Marcos, March 14-17. The series will begin with back-to-back primetime affairs at Triton Ballpark in La Jolla on Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, both at 6 p.m. It will conclude with a 12 p.m. doubleheader in San Marcos on Sunday, March 17. The Tritons will then be idle from competition due to winter quarter final exams the following week.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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