Monday, May 28, 2007

Gopher Baseball Tournament Bound

The University of Minnesota baseball team is off to the 64-team NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004. The Gophers earned the #3 seed in the four-team San Diego regional. They will face Cal State Fulerton at 7 p.m. (eastern time) Friday. Fresno State and San Diego round out the bracket.

It's difficult to follow non big-time Gopher sports living across the country. The Star Tribune has a small amout of information here. A complete bracket is available here.

The Gophers join Big Ten Tournament champion Ohio State and regular season champion Michigan as the Big Ten's lone representatives. According to Gophersports.com, the Gophers have played Cal State Fullerton seven times since 2003. The Gophers took two out of three at the Dome in 2003, but dropped two out of three against the Titans the following year. The teams also met in the NCAA Tournament in '04. The Gophers lost that game, to the eventual national champions, 7-1.

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