June 17, 2012

CBI Live: Arizona 4, #2 UCLA 0

CWS Game 6 Notes

Wade hurls fifth complete game of 2012

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder



Arizona and UCLA have split four games this season. The Bruins took two of three during the regular season in Tucson, losing the opener and taking the final two contests. This was their first meeting in the College World Series.


The Wildcats extended their win streak to eight and have won 15 of their past 17 contests.


Arizona is 25-6 when scoring first and 38-0 when leading after eight.


Konner Wade was the first pitcher to hurl a complete-game shutout with no walks in the CWS since Craig Swan of Arizona State on June 14, 1972. Swan shut out Temple on two hits with 12 strikeouts.


Wade twirled his second complete game of the NCAA tourney and his fifth of the season. The Wildcats have 15 complete games in 2012.


In three NCAA Tournament games, Wade is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA. He has walked two in 26 innings.


Robert Refsnyder singled in the fourth to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 36 games. He has a hit in 18 of his past 19 contests.


Johnny Field had a base hit in the fourth to stretch his hit streak to 12 games.


Nick Vander Tuig allowed four runs in the fourth, the most he has given up in an inning this season.


Vander Tuig struck out eight to give him 24 punchouts in the NCAA Tournament, the most by any hurler in this year’s tourney. He fanned the leadoff hitter in each of the first six innings.


Freshman David Berg of UCLA took the mound for the 49th time this season, the second-most in NCAA history. He trails Connor Falkenbach of Texas, who had 51 appearances in 2005.


The Bruins were blanked for just the second time this season. Oregon State shut out UCLA 3-0 on April 21 in Corvallis.