June 15, 2012
CBI Live: #2 UCLA 9, Stony Brook 1
CWS Game 1
UCLA extends win streak to 10
in win over SBU
By Phil Stanton
UCLA stretched its win streak to 10, the longest
active streak in the nation and its second double-figure streak
in 2012. The Bruins won 12 in a row earlier this season. UCLA
has won 20 of its past 22 contests.
UCLA went 6 for 15 with runners in scoring
position, while Stony Brook was 0 for 4.
The Bruins have held five of six NCAA tourney
opponents to two runs or less, outscoring the opposition 42-10
in those contests. For the season, UCLA is 27-1 when holding
opponents to two runs or less.
The five runs scored by UCLA in the first were
the most runs in any CWS inning in TD Ameritrade history. Three
teams scored four in an inning a season ago. The nine total runs
tallied by the Bruins were also a CWS record at TD Ameritrade
Park. Florida and Virginia both scored eight in a game in 2011.
Adam Plutko has allowed two runs or less in each
of his past seven starts, all wins. He has fanned seven in each
of his past three appearances. The sophomore is 4-0 with a 0.99
ERA in career NCAA Tournament games.
David Berg made his 48th appearance, the
second-highest single season total in NCAA history. The freshman
has pitched in 23 UCLA’s past 24 contests. He has a scoreless
innings streak of 14.1. In the NCAA Tournament, Berg has pitched
10 scoreless innings with four hits and 11 strikeouts.
Two years ago, UCLA started CWS with 11-3 win
over Florida on its way to winning bracket.
Stony Brook was held below five hits only once
this season. The Seawolves had three hits in a 3-1 loss at Holy
Cross on March 25 in the seven-inning opener of a doubleheader.
SBU is 5-0 in NCAA Tournament elimination games
this season, beating Missouri State and UCF twice in the Coral
Gables Regional while topping LSU twice in the Baton Rouge Super