June 26, 2010
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Bauer pitches Bruins to
CWS Championship Series
By Phil Stanton
OMAHA, Neb. – He got stronger as the game
right-hander Trevor Bauer (left) struck out 13 in eight innings
as sixth-seeded UCLA defeated TCU 10-3 Saturday afternoon in
Game 13 of the 2010 College World Series in front of 10,907 fans
at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Bruins (51-15) advance to the CWS
Championship Series, beginning on Monday at 6 p.m. CT., in
search of their first national title.
The Horned Frogs, making their first appearance
in Omaha, finished their season with a 54-14 record.
Bauer (12-3) allowed four hits and three runs
(two earned) with two walks. He raised his season strikeout
total to 165, the top mark in the nation. Bauer threw 135
The right-hander made his second start at the
2010 CWS. Bauer went seven innings on June 19 against Florida
with six hits, three earned runs, two walks and 11 strikeouts in
earning the 11-3 win against the Gators.
Bauer struggled in the early innings. Bryan
Holaday crushed a 2-1 pitch halfway up the bleachers in left in
the top of the first to give the Frogs an early lead.
It was a short stint for TCU starter Kyle Winkler
(12-3), who only faced three hitters. He hit Beau Amaral, gave
up a hit-and-run single to Niko Gallego and surrendered a homer
to left to Blair Dunlap on a 1-0 pitch as the Bruins took a 3-1
lead. Winkler only threw three of nine pitches for strikes. Jeff
Gelalich adds a run-scoring double and Dean Espy had a RBI
single later in the frame as UCLA builds a 5-1 advantage.
“I thought the five-spot in the first inning was
huge,” Bauer said. “It gives me a lot of confidence that they
have my back. And it simplifies the pitching approach. You go
out there and you throw strikes and you don’t put anybody on
The Frogs got a pair of two-out base runners in
the second, but Bauer struck out Brance Rivera to end the
“It was a struggle in the first couple innings,”
Bauer said. “They came out and had the home run in the first
innings and had guys all over the bases on me.”
Cody Regis rocked a RBI double in the bottom of
the second as the Bruins extend their lead to 6-1.
Joe Weik had a sacrifice fly in the fourth and
Holaday went deep again with two outs in the fifth as TCU pulled
to within three at 6-3.
Bauer locked in over his final four innings.
After the Holaday homer, he faced the minimum of 10 with five
strikeouts. Bauer struck out the side in his final inning of
“We got off to a great start with the five-run
first inning,” said UCLA head coach John Savage. “And then
Trevor settled in. Bauer got better as the game went along.”
The Bruins added a pair in the sixth as Regis had
a RBI single and Dunlap scored on a passed ball to increase the
lead to 8-3. Espy belted a long leadoff homer in the seventh to
spark a two-run rally as UCLA pushed the score to 10-3.
Bruin closer Dan Klein pitched a perfect ninth,
including one strikeout, to secure the win.
Dunlap finished with three hits, two runs and two
RBI for UCLA. Espy had three hits and two RBI, while Gallego
added two hits and three runs.
Holaday had two of the four
hits for the Horned Frogs.
Winkler was making his second start of the CWS
against the Bruins. He went 2.2 innings on June 21 with six
hits, five earned runs, three walks and two strikeouts in taking
the loss as UCLA won 6-3.
(photo courtesy of UCLA Media Relations Office)