Southern California Baseball Association

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The Southern California Baseball Association or SCBA was a baseball-only conference that existed from 1977 to 1984. It was made up of schools from the Big West Conference, then known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA), and West Coast Conference, then known as the West Coast Athletic Conference (WCAC). In 1977, the PCAA and WCAC realigned themselves for baseball only into a north conference (NCBA) and south conference (SCBA). In the league's inaugural season there were seven teams. The next year, UC Irvine joined, and from then until the demise of the conference the membership stood at eight schools. San Diego State left after the 1978 season but was immediately replaced by San Diego, and Cal State Los Angeles left after the next-to-last season of 1983 and was replaced for the league's final season by UNLV, the only non-California member in SCBA history. The SCBA was dominated by Cal State Fullerton who won the league title all eight seasons, while competing in four College World Series and claiming their first two national titles.

Members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Years Conference for other sports NCAA Baseball Tournament appearances CWS Appearances
Cal State Fullerton Titans Fullerton, California 1957 1977–1984 PCAA 32 16
Cal State LA Golden Eagles Los Angeles, California 1947 1977–1983 Independent (now in California Collegiate Athletic Association) 4 1
Long Beach State 49ers Long Beach, California 1949 1977–1984 PCAA 18 4
Loyola Marymount Lions Los Angeles, California 1911 1977–1984 WCAC 8 1
Pepperdine Waves Malibu, California 1937 1977–1984 WCAC 25 2
San Diego Toreros San Diego, California 1949 1979–1984 WCAC 6 0
San Diego State Aztecs San Diego, California 1897 1977–1978 PCAA (left to join WAC; now in MW) 9 0
UC Irvine Anteaters Irvine, California 1965 1978–1984 PCAA 6 1
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara, California 1891 1977–1984 PCAA 7 0
UNLV Rebels Las Vegas, Nevada 1957 1984 PCAA (now in MW) 10 0