After one day of the 2011 NCAA baseball tournament, the Los Angeles regional joined Atlanta as an upset-filled region. The third seeded UC Irvine Anteaters opened regional play with a 12-6 upset of Fresno State. In the late game the San Francisco Dons stunned the top seeded UCLA Bruins.
The two upsets leave us with a “Cinderella” Saturday matchup in the winner’s bracket. UC Irvine made it to the tournament as an at-large team out of the Big West behind conference champion Cal State Fullerton. The USF Dons made the tournament after winning the West Coast conference regular and postseason titles. The winner of this matchup will find themselves one win away from advancing to the super regional round of the NCAA tournament. USF and UC Irvine will square off at 6:00pm pacific.
The loser’s bracket features top seed UCLA versus number two seed Fresno State. The two teams will square off at 2:00pm pacific. The loser of the game will be eliminated from the tournament while the winner will advance to face the loser of USF-UC Irvine.