June 15, 2012

CBI Live: #2 UCLA 9, Stony Brook 1

CWS Game 1 Notes

UCLA extends win streak to 10 in win over SBU

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder



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 Regional.