LA JOLLA, Calif. - Top-seeded UC San Diego is set to host the 2012 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Baseball Tournament May 10-12 at Triton Ballpark in La Jolla. UCSD will be gunning for its fourth consecutive title and an automatic berth in the upcoming NCAA Division II Championships.
CCAA regular season co-champions UC San Diego (29-21, 26-14 CCAA) and Chico State (36-14, 26-14) will be the tournament's No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively. Cal State San Bernardino (27-18, 24-16) is the third seed and Sonoma State (25-23, 23-17) earned the fourth seed.
Thursday's opening round will feature Chico State against Cal State San Bernardino at 3 p.m. followed by UCSD and Sonoma State under the lights at 7 p.m.
Action in the double-elimination tournament will continue Friday with three games at 11 a.m. (elimination game), 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (elimination game).
The championship game is slated for noon on Saturday. A second title game, if necessary, will follow.
UC San Diego is making its ninth consecutive CCAA Tournament appearance. Chico State is making its third straight showing and 13th in the 14-year history of the event. Cal State San Bernardino is back for its sixth overall appearance and second in the last three seasons. Sonoma State returns for the second year in a row, its 10th overall showing.
UCSD went 3-1 to take the CCAA Tournament crown in 2011. The Tritons recorded two wins and a loss versus Cal Poly Pomona and a win versus Chico State.
The tournament is being hosted on a campus site for the first time since 2008. The past two have been held at the Klein Family Field in Stockton, Calif., while the 2009 event was played in Palm Springs.
A one-day, adult general admission ticket is $8. College students with a valid ID, seniors and youth ages 3-18 can purchase tickets for $5. Children two years of age and younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be available for purchase on game days at the entrance to Triton Ballpark.
For directions to campus and Triton Ballpark, click here. Please be mindful that fans attending tournament games on Thursday and Friday will need to purchase a parking permit from the machine at the Triton Ballpark lot. Permits are not required on Saturday.
For complete information, visit the CCAA's Tournament Central page.
Friday, May 11
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 11 a.m. (loser eliminated)
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 3 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 - 7 p.m. (loser eliminated)
Saturday, May 12
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 - noon
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 - 30 minutes after Game 6 (if necessary)
Past CCAA Tournament Champions
2011 - UC San Diego
2010 - UC San Diego
2009 - UC San Diego
2008 - Sonoma State
2007 - Sonoma State
2006 - Chico State
2005 - UC San Diego
2004 - Chico State
2003 - Sonoma State
2002 - Cal State San Bernardino
2001 - Sonoma State
2000 - Chico State
1999 - Sonoma State
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