College baseball: UCLA is seeded sixth in NCAA baseball tournament
UCLA was rewarded by being seeded sixth in the NCAA baseball tournament, then punished with a regional field that may be the tournament’s toughest.
The Bruins (43-13) will face Kent State (39-23) on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium, while UC Irvine (37-13) faces LSU (40-20). Irvine is ranked 21st by Baseball America, and LSU, the defending national champion, is ranked 23.
At Cal State Fullerton, the Titans (41-15) will play Minnesota (30-28), and New Mexico (37-20) plays Stanford (31-23). Fullerton, ranked seventh, is the only team in the regional that is in the Baseball America top 25.
-- Chris Foster