The only thing standing between Louisville and a third straight trip to Omaha for the College World Series is the Cal State Fullerton Titans.
Fullerton, a perennial powerhouse in college baseball, won its regional this past weekend without losing a game, just like the Cardinals. The Titans will head to Jim Patterson Stadium now for the best-of-3 super regional round against the Cards. Game times and dates for the series will be announced Monday night.
This isn't the first time these two have squared off with a CWS berth on the line. In 2009, Louisville traveled out to California to face second-seeded Fullerton in the supers. It did not go well, with the Titans winning the first two games by a combined score of 23-2 (12-0 and 11-2) to easily advance to Omaha.
The tables are turned a bit this go-round, as Louisville is the favored team with the national seed, and the one which will be playing in front of its home crowd.
Even though game times have yet to be announced, tickets are already on sale:
Here's how Fullerton (37-22) advanced to Louisville:
No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 9, No. 4 Pepperdine 3
No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 3, No. 2 Arizona State 2 (14 innings)
No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 10, No. 4 Pepperdine 1
The Titans will be looking for their 17th trip to the College World Series, but their first since 2009.