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Updated June 7, 2006
Missouri Wins Malibu Regional With 8-3 Victory Over Pepperdine
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Pepperdine Baseball Hosts Malibu NCAA Regional
May 31, 2006 - Seeking its first-ever Super Regional appearance, the nationally-ranked Pepperdine baseball team will be in familiar surroundings this week when it stays home to host Missouri, UCLA, and UC Irvine at Eddy D. Field Stadium in the Malibu NCAA Regional.
The Waves (40-19), the No. 1 seed, will meet the No. 4 seed Tigers (31-25) at 3 p.m. In the regional opener, No. 2 seed UCLA (32-23) will face No. 3 seed UC Irvine (36-22) at 11 a.m.
The winner of the Malibu Regional will advance to a Super Regional to take on the winner of the Cal State Fullerton Regional either June 9-11 or June 10-12 at a site to be determined.
The Malibu Regional tickets are available online. All-tournament tickets are available by logging on to Pepperdine Sports.com or by calling the Pepperdine ticket office at (310) 506-4935. All-tournament passes are $50 and are available through Thursday. Single game tickets will be sold beginning Friday and are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, senior citizens and students.
Friday, June 2
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 3 UC Irvine; 11 a.m.
No. 1 Pepperdine vs. No. 4 Missouri; 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 3
Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; 11 a.m.
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2; 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4; 11 a.m.
Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5; 3 p.m.
Monday, June 5
Game 7, if necessary; 11 a.m.
This weekend's NCAA Regional can be heard live on the Internet will Bill Schindler handling the play-by-play at Pepperdine Sports.com.
More About the Waves: Pepperdine earned its third straight automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after winning the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship by taking two of three from San Francisco in the WCC Championship Series over the weekend. The Waves claimed their 17th WCC title and are making their 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in a row. Pepperdine advanced to the regional championship game in each of the last two seasons before falling to eventual 2004 College World Series Champion Cal State Fullerton and USC in 2005.
The Waves' streak of four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances is their longest since making five in a row between 1985 and 1989.
Pepperdine enters the NCAA Tournament winners in 19 of their last 23 games and are a season-high 21 games over .500 for the first time since the 2001 campaign when the Waves finished 42-18.