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Following a walk-off victory over Sonoma State University in the conference championships last week, the Tritons look to carry momentum into the NCAA West Regional this weekend.

After claiming its second California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament title, UCSD rose to No. 2 in the Division II national rankings and earned the No. 1 seed for regionals. Today, the Tritons (36-12) will go up against fourth-seeded Cal State Dominguez Hills (34-21) in Keizer, Ore.

‘We can expect [Cal State Dominguez Hills] to come out ready to play,’ junior shortstop Vance Albitz said. ‘They’ve seen us, and we’ve seen them. It’s going to be a great battle.’

The Tritons and Toros have become familiar foes after facing off several times in the past month, most recently in the CCAA Tournament. In mid-April, the teams split a four-game set before the first round of postseason play. UCSD held CSUDH to a single run, winning 2-1 to start the Tritons’ championship drive.

UCSD is looking to end the offensive struggles suffered during its past few Thursday games.

‘Offensively, we’re going to focus on our approach and stick with it,’ Albitz said. ‘If we can do that, we’ll be successful this weekend.’

This year’s West Regional consists of CCAA rivals Sonoma State (32-14) and CSUDH, as well as Western Oregon University (33-12).

UCSD faced Sonoma State twice last weekend, crushing the Seawolves 16-1 in the first game and coming back to win an 8-7 thriller in the championship. The two teams split six matchups this season, but UCSD won the last three.

The Tritons played Western Oregon in February, dropping three out of four games.

Readers can contact Janani Sridharan at jsridhar@ucsd.edu.

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Following a walk-off victory over Sonoma State University in the conference championships last week, the Tritons look to carry momentum into the NCAA West Regional this weekend.

After claiming its second California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament title, UCSD rose to No. 2 in the Division II national rankings and earned the No. 1 seed for regionals. Today, the Tritons (36-12) will go up against fourth-seeded Cal State Dominguez Hills (34-21) in Keizer, Ore.

‘We can expect [Cal State Dominguez Hills] to come out ready to play,’ junior shortstop Vance Albitz said. ‘They’ve seen us, and we’ve seen them. It’s going to be a great battle.’

The Tritons and Toros have become familiar foes after facing off several times in the past month, most recently in the CCAA Tournament. In mid-April, the teams split a four-game set before the first round of postseason play. UCSD held CSUDH to a single run, winning 2-1 to start the Tritons’ championship drive.

UCSD is looking to end the offensive struggles suffered during its past few Thursday games.

‘Offensively, we’re going to focus on our approach and stick with it,’ Albitz said. ‘If we can do that, we’ll be successful this weekend.’

This year’s West Regional consists of CCAA rivals Sonoma State (32-14) and CSUDH, as well as Western Oregon University (33-12).

UCSD faced Sonoma State twice last weekend, crushing the Seawolves 16-1 in the first game and coming back to win an 8-7 thriller in the championship. The two teams split six matchups this season, but UCSD won the last three.

The Tritons played Western Oregon in February, dropping three out of four games.

Readers can contact Janani Sridharan at jsridhar@ucsd.edu.

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