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College baseball: UCLA is seeded sixth in NCAA baseball tournament

May 31, 2010 |  9:52 am

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