UCLA Baseball Remains in Winner's Bracket at College World Series
June 22, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. - The UCLA baseball team has advanced in the winner's bracket after earning victories in the College World Series against Florida (11-3) on Saturday and TCU (6-3) on Sunday. Trevor Bauer struck out 11 on Saturday, and Gerrit Cole notched 13 strikeouts in eight innings on Monday, as each sophomore right-hander notched his 11th win of the year.
The Bruins (50-14) have reached the 50-win mark for the first time in school history and will play either TCU or Florida State on Friday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. CT at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. UCLA must defeat either TCU or Florida State on Friday or (if the Bruins lose Friday) on Saturday to advance to the College World Series' championship series (best-of-three format, June 28-30).
UCLA's 6-3 win over TCU on Monday evening became the story of the day at the College World Series, as the Bruins became the first team to win its first two games. ESPN.com featured the Associated Press recap as well as video of postgame highlights and an interview with Gerrit
Baseball America's Aaron Fitt wrote this article about Gerrit
Cole's strong pitching effort on Monday night. Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com wrote this column about Cole's 13-strikeout performance against TCU. Michael Huang from The Sporting News wrote about Cole's standout effort in his first-ever College World Series start. Doug Miller from MLB.com had this article about the Bruins' win.
Los Angeles area newspapers have also featured UCLA's prominent run through the 2010 College World Series. Watch highlights of UCLA's 6-3 win over TCU on the Los Angeles Times' website here. Shandel Richardson covered the Bruins' victory for the Los Angeles Times. Jon Gold of the Los Angeles Daily News was at UCLA's win over TCU and also write about the Bruins re-shuffling their defense after Tyler
Rahmatulla was injured on June 13.
UCLA has not announced which pitcher will start the Bruins' third game of the College World Series, slated for Friday, June 25. That decision is expected to be announced on Wednesday evening. For updated information about UCLA's trip to this season's College World Series, visit uclabruins.com.