June 21, 2010
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Cole fans 13 as Bruins
bounce Horned Frogs
By Phil Stanton
Neb. – This Cole heated the entire stadium.
Sophomore right-hander Gerrit Cole (right) struck
out 13 in eight innings as sixth-seeded UCLA defeated TCU 6-3 in
Game 6 of the 2010 College World Series Monday evening in front
of 23,345 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Horned Frogs (52-13) will face Florida State
on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT in an elimination game. That winner
will meet the Bruins (50-14) on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CT
and will have to beat UCLA again on Saturday to advance to the
Cole (11-3) was nearly untouchable through six
innings. He allowed one hit, a single in the second. He faced
one over the minimum.
“Gerrit was as solid as you can be all night
long,” said UCLA head coach John Savage. “He threw three pitches
for strikes and you just can’t say enough about Gerrit’s
Trailing 5-0, TCU finally got to Cole in the
seventh. Jason Coats and Matt Curry had consecutive one-out
singles. With two away, Jantzen Witte had a base hit to load the
bases. Taylor Featherston, who had struck out in his first two
at-bats, sent a 3-2 pitch into the gap in left center for a
bases-clearing triple to narrow the margin to 5-3. With the
crowd cheering wildly, Cole rebounded to strike out Aaron
Schultz and leave Featherston stranded at third.
The Bruins added an insurance run in the bottom
of the frame. Beau Amaral had a ground-rule double, moved to
third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Niko
Gallego to push the lead to 6-3.
Cole struck out two more in the eighth to
complete his night’s work.
"Cole showed why he's an All-American with the
way he pitched after the seventh inning," said TCU head coach
Jim Schlossnagle. "That was really, really impressive."
Cole allowed five hits and three runs with two
walks. He threw 122 pitches.
“To come to Rosenblatt in the final year,” Cole
said, “playing in the College World Series, even if you go 0 and
2, you can’t really ask for anything more. It’s just an
unbelievable experience. And coming off the mound in the eight
inning, it kind of leaves you speechless.”
Closer Dan Klein worked around a one-out single
in the ninth to record his 10th save.
The Bruins starting the scoring in the first as
Amaral drew a leadoff walk and scored on a base hit by Blair
Amaral’s RBI single an
inning later drove in Dean Espy as the Bruins took a 2-0
UCLA flexed its muscles in the third as Cody
Regis ripped a two-run homer to left and Jeff Gelalich added a
solo shot to right as the Bruins extended their lead to 5-0.
Amaral went 3 for 3 with a
walk, two runs and one RBI.
Curry finished with two hits for the Frogs.
(photo by Kimberly Lajcik)