FULLERTON — Four of the nation's top college baseball players and two of the nation's top teams will be featured in this weekend's Anaheim Hilton & Towers tournament, which begins today at Cal State Fullerton.
The Titans, ranked third by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Magazine and second by USA Today, will face San Diego at 3 p.m. today. Georgia Tech, ranked No. 1 by Baseball America and USA Today and No. 2 by Collegiate Baseball, will play Oklahoma at 7 tonight.
San Diego (8-3) plays Georgia Tech (5-0) at 2 p.m. and Fullerton (12-2) plays Oklahoma (5-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday, and San Diego plays Oklahoma at noon Sunday. Georgia Tech will face Fullerton in the tournament's featured game at 4 Sunday.
The Yellow Jackets have three players who were rated among the nation's top-25 college prospects by Baseball America: catcher Jason Varitek (No. 5), shortstop Nomar Garciaparra (No. 8) and pitcher Brad Rigby (No. 16). Titan center fielder Dante Powell was rated the 11th-best college player in the country.