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Long Beach State to host one of 16 college baseball regionals

Long Beach State to host one of 16 college baseball regionals

Long Beach State will be one of 16 host sites when the NCAA Division I baseball tournament begins this week.

Pairings and seedings will be announced during a selection show beginning at 9 a.m. Monday on ESPN2. This will be the first time Long Beach State hosts a regional since 2008.

Each regional will feature four teams playing in a double-elimination playoff. Regional winners advance to one of eight super-regionals, which are best-of-three, head-to-head playoffs for a spot in the College World Series.

The 49ers (37-17) won the Big West Conference with a record of 20-4, three games ahead of runner-up Cal Poly (28-28) and four ahead of third-place Cal State Fullerton...

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