ASU to host an NCAA college baseball regional, guaranteed berth

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TEMPE -- Arizona State is among 16 schools picked to host an NCAA college baseball regional and be guaranteed a berth in the 64-team tournament, which starts Friday.

Each four-team regional is double-elimination, with the 16 winners advancing to the super regionals beginning June 5.

The eight super regional winners advance to the College World Series, which begins June 13 in Omaha, Neb.

The three teams coming to Tempe will be announced today by the NCAA selection committee.

ASU is hosting for the 19th time and the third consecutive year.

The Sun Devils are ranked second nationally with a 44-12 record and have won 11 of their last 12 games.

They won the Pac-10 title this season with a 21-6 mark capped by yesterday's 6-5 win over UCLA at Packard Stadium in the regular-season finale.

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