San Diego Mesa College is making its first appearance in the California community college baseball championship tournament this weekend in Long Beach.
The Olympians (33-6), who won the Pacific Coast Conference title, have won nine games in a row and advanced through the regionals last weekend with a two-game sweep of South Coast Conference champion Orange Coast College.
Seeded eighth, San Diego Mesa plays Golden Gate Conference champion and No. 1 San Mateo at 10 a.m. today at Blair Field.
In other opening-round games, No. 2 College of the Canyons (35-5) plays No. 7 Butte (31-7) at 2 p.m. at Blair Field; No. 3 Sacramento City (27-8-1) plays No. 6 Long Beach City (23-12) at 7 p.m. at Blair; and No. 4 Rancho Santiago (31-8) plays No. 5 Merced (23-12) at Cal State Long Beach at 10 a.m.
The double-elimination tournament continues through the weekend with the championship game Monday.