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...