San Diego Claims WCC Baseball Crown

May 16, 2010

Toreros Claim 3rd WCC Title In Four Years

USD is the 2nd team to earn an NCAA bid in 2010 (San Diego photo)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 17th-ranked University of San Diego baseball tam has officially clinched a share of the West Coast Conference Championship, and earned the WCC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals.

The Toreros have a bye this weekend as the team prepares for final exams, but with a perfect 15-0 record in WCC games, combined with a pair of Portland losses (to San Francisco) this weekend, San Diego has clinched at least a share of the WCC crown, which will make three conference championships in the past four seasons for the Toreros. USD will win the title outright should Portland lose its final game of the weekend against San Francisco on Sunday, or if USD wins at least one of its final remaining six conference games.

The Toreros already own the tie-breaker with Portland after sweeping their three game series last weekend in the Rose City.  The WCC does not play a post season tournament, so the regular season champion earns the league’s automatic NCAA bid.

San Diego is the second team  to earn a 2010 NCAA Tournament bid.  Dartmouth earned the first berth last weekend by claiming the Ivy League Championship.

USD will return to action on Friday May 21st as they head to Malibu to take on the Waves of Pepperdine University in a 3 p.m. game.

(Courtesy San Diego Sports Information)

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