Wright State to play Stanford in NCAA Regional
The Wright State baseball team will play their first-round NCAA Regional Tournament game Friday night against host Stanford. The Cardinal is currently the number three team nationally and number two in the overall tournament. Game time is 10 pm eastern and will be shown on ESPN2.
Wright State (39-15) ended the regular season with eight straight wins, six straight double-figure scoring performances and the Horizon League title to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time since 2006.
4. Wright State
Overall Record: 39-15
League Record: 22-6 (Horizon League)
The Titans (32-22) finished the regular season winners of 13 of their last 16 ball games and finished conference play winning all eight of its final league series. Fullerton ends the regular season with a 16-13 overall road record, winning nine of their final 10 games away from home to end the year.
Overall Record: 32-23
League Record: 18-6 (Big West)
Baylor (36-19) will make back-to-back trips to a regional for the first time since a stretch of four consecutive appearances between 2009-2012. The Bears have won 22 of their last 25 games, including six in a row. This is the 20th regional selection in program history.
Overall Record: 36-19
League Record: 13-11 (Big 12)
The Cardinal (44-10) clinched its first Pac-12 Conference championship with a 6-5 win at Washington on Saturday. Stanford finished 1.5 games ahead of Oregon State and 2.0 ahead of Washington.
Overall Record: 41-8
League Record: 19-6 (Pac-12)
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond
Often called the most beautiful college baseball facility in the country, Klein Field at Sunken Diamond was originally constructed in 1931, and is located a short distance south of Stanford Stadium. The "Sunken Diamond" name comes from the excavation to provide fill for the earthen berm within which Stanford Stadium was built in 1921, leaving a large, sunken field.
The original dimensions were 360 feet to left field, 350 to right, and 500 feet to center. In 1978, a new 7-foot high fence was installed, bringing the dimensions to the current 335 to both left and right field, and 400 to center. The outfield fence height was increased to 10 feet in 1995.
Major renovation prior to the 2001 season added to Sunken Diamond's beauty. The facelift included new dugouts, a three-tier press box, and stadium-style seating which brought the seated capacity to 2,113. Popular seating on the famous grass berms on both the first and third base sides give Klein Field at Sunken Diamond a total capacity of 4,000.
Built: 1931; Renovated 2001
Surface: Natural grass. Bermuda rye blend, mowed to one inch. Infield dirt is a mixture of decomposed granite and clay fines.
Dimensions: 335 (left) / 400 (center) / 335 (right) / 375 (alleys)