OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ UC Irvine and Cal State-Fullerton won't have many secrets when they meet in a College World Series elimination game Monday.
Both teams are from the Big West Conference, and Irvine coach Dave Serrano was Fullerton coach George Horton's pitching coach for eight seasons.
Oregon State (45-18) and Arizona State (49-13) will meet for the fourth time in Monday's second game, marking the first time since 1998 two PAC-10 teams have met in Omaha.
The winner will need to win one of its next two games to advance to the championship round. The loser faces the Irvine-Fullerton winner.
The Titans (38-24) and Anteaters (45-16-1) matchup is the first time two Big West teams have met in the College World Series. Irvine took two of three from Fullerton on the road in early April.