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Stanford Baseball Opens NCAA Tournament Against Fresno St.


NCAA Champions shirts will be available Friday.

Here's a quick look at the other three teams in the Palo Alto Regional. Stanford, which last hosted a Regional in 2008, opens its road to Omaha on Friday against Fresno State.

2. Pepperdine (34-21)

The Waves, who won their first WCC title since 2006, finished the regular season 10-11 away from Malibu and 1-2 against the Pac-12. They took two of three from fellow Palo Alto Regional participant Fresno State in February.

3. Michigan State (37-21)

The Spartans are headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1979. Despite winning 37 games and finishing with a respectable RPI, Michigan State finished fifth in the weak Big Ten and went only 2-2 at the conference tournament. The Spartans were a bubble team coming in to Selection Monday. MSU will open against Pepperdine, the same team it played in the first round in 1979. The Waves won that game, 15-0.

4. Fresno State (30-26)

The Bulldogs won their seventh straight WAC title with a 4-3, 13-inning win against Sacramento State. Fresno State, which won the national championship in 2008, is 12-4 in May and hasn't lost back-to-back games since it was swept by San Jose State in mid-April. The Bulldogs dropped two of three to Stanford back in March, but their only win in the series came against Cardinal ace Mark Appel.