No. 3 seed BYU baseball will play No. 2 Cal State Fullerton at Stanford University in the opening game of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
The Cougars pulled off an incredible four-win weekend in Stockton, California, to win the West Coast Conference tournament and clinch the automatic NCAA tournament berth that comes with the title.
This is BYU baseball’s first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2002.
National No. 8 seed Stanford will host the regional and face No. 4 seed Sacramento State in the other half of the bracket.
Each of the 16 regionals is a double-elimination bracket. The winner of each regional advances to the Super Regionals, which are best-of-three series between two regional winners.
Super Regional winners advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Stanford regional will begin on Thursday. If BYU plays in game seven of the regional, it will be moved to Monday to accommodate BYU’s policy of no-Sunday play.
Other regionals begin on Friday and will conclude on Sunday.
The Cougars game against Cal State Fullerton will begin at 2 p.m. MDT and will broadcast on ESPN3.