MALIBU, Calif. -- After locking up an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament this past weekend, the Pepperdine baseball team drew the No. 4 seed at the Fullerton Regional. The Waves will play No. 1-seed Cal State Fullerton on Friday at 7 p.m.
Arizona State drew the No. 2 seed in the regional and Clemson will be the No. 3 seed. It is the second-straight NCAA Regional appearance for the Waves, who won the San Luis Obispo Regional as the No. 3 seed last year.
The Fullerton Regional will run May 29-31, with the winner moving on to face the winner of the Louisville Regional. The Waves opening game against the Titans can be seen on ESPN3 or via the WatchESPN app.
Pepperdine has faced Cal State Fullerton once this season, dropping a 3-0 decision on the road to the Titans. The Waves have not played either of the other two teams in the regional this season. Pepperdine did face Arizona State in last year's regional, defeating the Sun Devils 3-2 in the opening game.
The Waves have played Cal State Fullerton seven times in NCAA Postseason play, with the Titans holding a 4-3 edge overall. Pepperdine and Arizona State have played five times in the postseason, with the Waves holding a 3-2 edge. Pepperdine and Clemson have never played.
Pepperdine last played in a regional at Cal State Fullerton in 2004, with Arizona State also appearing in that regional. The Titans beat the Waves to move on to the Super Regional.
This will be the 30th NCAA postseason appearance for the Waves, who last season advanced to the NCAA Super Regional for the first time since the round was instituted in 1999. Pepperdine won an NCAA title in 1992 and also advanced to the NCAA College World Series in 1975. Pepperdine won its sixth WCC Tournament title since the playoff began in 1999 this past weekend to secure the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA postseason.