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NCAA Baseball Regional Preview: Clemson in the Fullerton, CA Regional

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After a wild season, Clemson has been selected to compete in the NCAA baseball tournament. The Tigers will be the third seed in the Fullerton Regional, on the campus of NCAA baseball powerhouse Cal State Fullerton.

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Teams: (1) Cal State Fullerton Titans (34-22 Big West), (2) Arizona State Sun Devils (34-21 Pac-12), (3) Clemson (32-27 ACC) (4) Pepperdine (30-27 West Coast)

Location: Goodwin Field (4,000) in Fullerton, California, which is about a 31 mile drive southwest of Los Angeles and about a 2.8 mile drive north of Anaheim.

Friday Games: Arizona State vs. Clemson, 6:00 PM EST; CS Fullerton vs. Pepperdine, 9:00 PM EST

Saturday Games: CSUF/Pepp Loser vs. ASU/Clemson Loser, 7:00 PM EST; CSUF/Pepp Winner vs. ASU/Clemson Winner, 11:00 PM EST.

Sunday Games: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser, 7:00 PM EST; Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 11:00 EST. If Game 4 Winner defeats Game 5 Winner, Game 4 Winner advances to the Super Regionals

Monday Game (If Necessary): If Game 5 Winner defeats Game 4 Winner, the two teams will play at 11:00 PM EST. Winner advances to the Super Regionals

TV/Video: All games available on ESPN3, Sat, Sun, Mon games available on ESPNU

Radio: 104.9 WCCP FM (Clemson local) Clemson Tiger Radio Network, ClemsonTigers.com

Opponent Notes:

Arizona State- The Sun Devils will be making their 38th postseason appearance. This is not the first time the Tigers and Devils have tangled in the post season. In 2009, the ASU swept Clemson in the Tempe Super Regional. The next season, Clemson got revenge against ASU with a 6-3 win over the #1 ranked Sun Devils in the final College World Series to be held at Rosenblatt, which was Clemson's last trip to Omaha. Offensively, ASU is led by Outfielder Trever Allen. The Senior from Tempe leads the team with a .345 batting average and is in the top 5 of most offensive categories.

Cal State Fullerton- Those unfamiliar with college baseball may not know much about the Titans. CSUF has a proud history of baseball, having 16 appearances in Omaha, winning 4 championships. The most recent one was in 2004, when they had future major leaguers Vinnie Pestano, Ricky Romero, and Kurt Suzuki on the roster. These many trips to the College World Series have led many Titans fans to wear t-shirts emblazoned with the words "Cal State Omaha." The Titans are coached by Rick Vanderhook, who is in his third year leading the program

Pepperdine- The Fullerton regional could provide Clemson with its first chance to play the Waves of Pepperdine in baseball. Pepperdine makes the tournament this year by winning the West Coast Conference Championship. Pepperdine is located in Malibu, CA, and is a private university affiliated with the Church of Christ. Pepperdine won the 1992 College World