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2012 College World Series Capsules


Arizona Wildcats

Tucson, Arizona

At-large bid from Pac-12, won Tucson Regional, won Tucson Super Regional

2012 Record: 20-10, 43-17 (tied for first in Pac-12)

Head coach: Andy Lopez (UCLA, 1975)

Record at school: 398-246-1, 11 years

Overall record: 1,085-664-7, 30 years

Assistant coaches: Shaun Cole, Matt Siegel, Brett Scyphers

Team offense: .333, 451 R, 20 HR, .454 SLG%, .403 OB%, 81-119 SB

Team pitching: 3.93 ERA, 538 IP, 544 H, 157 BB, 414 K

Top hitters: Johnny Field (.383/3/43/17 2B/11-19 SB), Seth Mejias-Brean (.366/1/57/21 2B/10-14 SB), Alex Mejia (.361/3/52/12 2B), Bobby Brown (.356/4/54/12 2B), Robert Refsnyder (.354/6/61/19 2B/12-16 SB), Joey Rickard (.326/1/31/16 2B/18-24 SB), Riley Moore (.292/1/38)

Top pitchers: Kurt Heyer (12-2, 2.28, 138 IP, 136 H, 22 BB, 102 K), Tyler Crawford (1-1, 3.09, 2 SV, 35 IP, 33 H, 7 BB, 16 K), Mathew Troupe (4-1, 3.90, 6 SV, 32.1 IP, 36 H, 17 BB, 39 K), James Farris (7-3, 4.18, 99 IP, 106 H, 18 BB, 69 K), Konner Wade (9-3, 4.49, 118.1 IP, 110 H, 36 BB, 98 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2011 (3-2 at College Station Regional)

Notes: The Wildcats will be making their 16th trip to the College World Series and first since 2004. Arizona has won three national championships (1976, 1980, 1986). In their last trip to Omaha, the Wildcats went 1-2. They lost 8-7 to Georgia, beat Arkansas 7-2 before falling to the Bulldogs a second time, 3-1. Head coach Andy Lopez is one of three coaches to take three teams to the CWS. He also guided Pepperdine and Florida to Omaha. Arizona won the Tucson Super Regional, the first it had ever hosted. Arizona has won 13 of its past 15 games, including five straight in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats had two close games with St. John’s after outscoring their Regional opponents 47-10 in three contests. Arizona pulled out a ninth-inning win in the last game of the regular season against rival Arizona State to claim a share of the Pac-12 title with UCLA. The Wildcats lead the Pac-12 in hitting and are fourth nationally with a .333 batting average. Arizona is sixth in Division I with 451 runs, the top mark in the conference. The Wildcats are fifth nationally with 706 hits, ninth with an on-base percentage of .403 and 11th with a slugging percentage of .454. Arizona has seven players hitting over .300 and five over .350. Johnny Field is seventh in the country in on-base percentage (.490), 10th in runs (67) and 29th in batting average (.383). Arizona leads the Pac-12 in complete games with 14 after a pair in the Regional and one in the Super Regional. Kurt Heyer has seven (tied for fourth in nation), while Konner Wade has four and James Farris has three. Heyer has 12 wins, tied for most in the country.


Arkansas Razorbacks

Fayetteville, Arkansas

At-large bid from SEC, won Houston Regional, won Waco Super Regional

2012 record: 16-14, 44-20 (second place in SEC West)

Head coach: Dave Van Horn (Arkansas, 1988)

Record at school: 403-221, 10 years

Overall record: 988-461, 24 years

Assistant coaches: Todd Butler, Dave Jorn, Clay Goodwin, Brian Walker

Team offense: .273 BA, 339 R, 38 HR, .389 SLG%, .356 OBP, 63-96 SB

Team pitching: 2.90 ERA, 578 IP, 492 H, 207 BB, 517 K

Top hitters: Matt Reynolds (.338/7/43/20 2B/15-20 SB), Tim Carver (.304/2/30/14 2B/14-25 SB), Dominic Ficociello (.301/6/40/14 2B), Bo Bigham (.261/1/18/9 2B), Jimmy Bosco (.264/4/28), Derrick Bleeker (.252/6/23/10 2B), Jake Wise (.248/1/22/10 2B), Sam Bates (.240/6/25), Jacob Morris (.236/3/23)

Top pitchers: Colby Suggs (7-0, 1.22, 37 IP, 26 H, 16 BB, 35 K), Cade Lynch (3-1, 2.11, 2 SV, 47 IP, 29 H, 17 BB, 46 K), Barrett Astin (3-5, 2.15, 10 SV, 54.1 IP, 44 H, 24 BB, 59 K), Nolan Sanburn (4-1, 2.52, 39.1 IP, 28 H, 22 BB, 47 K), Brandon Moore (5-2, 2.71, 2 SV, 73 IP, 65 H, 10 BB, 35 K), Ryne Stanek (7-4, 2.91, 86.2 IP, 72 H, 33 BB, 80 K), Randall Fant (2-2, 3.00, 51 IP, 55 H, 10 BB, 39 K), DJ Baxendale (7-5, 3.18, 96.1 IP, 90 H, 23 BB, 89 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 (2-2 at the Tempe Regional)

Notes: The Razorbacks are making their seventh trip to the College World Series and third under head coach Dave Van Horn (2004, 2009, 2012). Van Horn is one of eight head coaches to bring two teams to Omaha. He also led Nebraska to the CWS in 2001 and 2002. Arkansas is fifth in the nation in hits per nine innings (7.66), seventh in ERA (2.90) and 21st in WHIP (1.21). Arkansas went 2-1 against Baylor to win the Waco Super Regional. The Razorbacks lost the first game to the Bears before posting a pair of one-run victories.  Arkansas won all three of its games in the Houston Regional, allowing one earned run in 27 innings and five total runs. The Razorbacks are in their 25th NCAA Tournament, including 11 straight. Matt Reynolds and Tim Carver, two of Arkansas’ top hitters, have seen dramatic improvements at the plate in 2012. Reynolds saw his batting average rise nearly 100 points from .243 to .338 from 2011 to 2012, while Carver, who is on the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award given to the country’s top shortstop, improved from .232 to .304. Arkansas had eight players picked in the 2012 MLB Draft: 3B Reynolds (2, NY Mets), RHP Nolan Sanburn (2, Oakland), RHP D.J. Baxendale (10, Minnesota), SS Carver (19, Philadelphia), 1B Sam Bates (28, Kansas City), LHP Randall Fant (29, Cleveland), RHP Derrick Bleeker (37, Baltimore), OF Jacob Morris (37, Cleveland).


1. Florida Gators

Gainesville, Florida

At-large bid from SEC, won Gainesville Regional, won Gainesville Super Regional

2012 record: 18-12, 47-18 (tied for second in Eastern Division)

Head coach: Kevin O’Sullivan (Virginia, 1991)

Record at school: 223-100, 5 years

Overall record: Same

Assistant coaches: Brad Weitzel, Craig Bell, Don Norris

Team offense: .284, 386 R, 75 HR, .452 SLG%, .360 OBP, 66-92 SB

Team pitching: 2.90 ERA, 584 IP, 527 H, 132 BB, 489 K

Top hitters: Daniel Pigott (.323/8/41/12-17 SB), Mike Zunino (.322/19/64/28 2B), Preston Tucker (.319/16/48/16 2B), Brian Johnson (.314/6/41/13 2B), Casey Turgeon (.288/4/30/11 2B), Nolan Fontana (.287/9/30/13-14 SB)

Top pitchers: Greg Larson (6-0, 1.42, 50.2 IP, 34 H, 11 BB, 36 K), Steven Rodriguez (3-2, 2.19 4 SV, 61.2 IP, 48 H, 13 BB, 80 K), Austin Maddox (3-3, 2.50, 12 SV, 54 IP, 41 H, 11 BB, 57 K), Hudson Randall (9-2, 2.61, 93 IP, 84 H, 10 BB, 61 K), Jonathon Crawford (6-2, 3.13, 74.2 IP, 67 H, 24 BB, 70 K), Karsten Whitson (4-0, 3.51, 33.1 IP, 37 H, 18 BB, 20 K), Brian Johnson (8-4, 3.56, 86 IP, 79 H, 15 BB, 68 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 (3-0 at Gainesville Regional, 2-1 at Gainesville Super Regional, 3-2 at College World Series – 0-2 in Championship Round)

Notes: The Gators are going to the College World Series for the third straight season and eighth time overall. Florida has yet to win a national title, placing second twice (2005, 2011). The Gators took two from NC State to win the Gainesville Super Regional. Florida played a Super Regional for the fourth straight year. The Gators rolled through their Regional, including a pair of wins over ACC champ Georgia Tech. Freshman second baseman Casey Turgeon was named Most Outstanding Player, going 6 for 10 (.600) with a homer and five RBI. He also had a leaping catch on the final out of Friday’s no-hitter by Jonathan Crawford against Bethune-Cookman. All-American catcher Mike Zunino is a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award for the nation’s top backstop, and a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award for the top amateur baseball player in the country. Zunino has 19 home runs, the top mark in the SEC and tied for fourth nationally. He’s slugging at a .678 clip, ninth in the country, and is fifth in the nation in doubles with 28. Zunino was the first college player selected in the 2012 MLB Draft, going No. 3 to Seattle. Nolan Fontana leads the Gators with a .405 OBA and has 46 walks compared to 26 strikeouts. Preston Tucker broke Brad Wilkerson’s school mark in RBI early in the season, and late in the year, he became the hits leader, breaking Mark Ellis’ record of 319. The Gators again are filthy on the mound, ranking eighth in ERA (2.90), second in BBs per 9 (2.03) and first in WHIP (1.13). Hudson Randall is seventh in the nation in walks per nine innings (0.97) and 13th in K/BB (6.10). They walked just two and struck out 20 in 27 Regional innings. They have worked around injuries, particularly to Karsten Whitson, taking advantage of a deep and talented bullpen led by Greg Larson, Steven Rodriguez and Austin Maddox. Opponents are hitting .241 off the Gators, a year after hitting .240 during the regular season last year.


3. Florida State Seminoles

Tallahassee, Florida

At-large bid from ACC, won Tallahassee Regional, won Tallahassee Super Regional

2012 record: 24-6, 48-15 (first in Atlantic Division)

Head Coach: Mike Martin (Florida State, 1966)

Record at School: 1,721-592-4, 33 years

Overall Record: same

Assistant Coaches: Mike Bell, Mike Martin Jr., Matt Matulia

Team offense: .282 BA, 437 R, 43 HR, .415 SLG%, .406 OB%, 62-85 SB

Team pitching: 3.52 ERA, 560.1 IP, 532 H, 214 BB, 469 K

Top hitters: James Ramsey (.382/13/57/11-15 SB), Jayce Boyd (.389/4/59/21 2B), Devon Travis (.310/7/40/22 2B), Sherman Johnson (.274/4/35/65 BB), John Nogowski (.246/2/23), Stephen McGee (.243/0/40), Justin Gonzalez (.242/8/37/13-15 SB), Jose Brizuela (.226/2/38/12 2B)

Top pitchers: Brandon Leibrandt (8-2, 2.58 ERA, 94.1 IP, 80 H, 27 BB, 78 K), Mike Compton (11-2, 2.86 ERA, 85 IP, 83 H, 26 BB, 60 K), Robert Benicasa (4-1, 1.25 ERA, 15 SV, 36 IP, 22 H, 6 BB, 51 K), Gage Smith (5-0, 3.12, 3 SV, 49 IP, 49 H, 14 BB, 32 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2011 (3-0 at Tallahassee Regional, 1-2 at Tallahassee Super Regional)

Notes: The Seminoles are heading to the College World Series for the 21st time and third time in the past five years. Mike Martin will tie Rod Dedeaux of USC for second with 15 CWS appearances by a head coach, trailing the 17 of Cliff Gustafson of Texas. Martin is seventh on the coaching list with 46 CWS games and 12th with 18 wins in Omaha. FSU went 0-3 in the ACC Tournament, but has rolled through the NCAA tourney. The Seminoles swept the Tallahassee Regional with wins over UAB (once) and Samford (twice). FSU took two from Stanford in the Super Regional, outscoring the Cardinal 35-8 in the two contests. FSU has had at least 40 wins and has played in the NCAA tournament for 35 straight years, spanning Martin’s entire head coaching tenure, but have not yet won a national championship. Martin reached victory No. 1,700 with an 8-4 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday, April 8 in Atlanta. Florida State also became the fastest school in Division I history to win 2,600 games (ahead of California, Michigan, Stanford, Texas, Southern California, Fordham, Arizona, and Arizona State), as the Seminoles reached the mark in only their 65th year of college baseball. Florida State posted an ACC-record 24 conference wins this season. This season James Ramsey became the first Seminole to don a captain’s ‘C’ on his jersey. After being selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round last year, Ramsey was selected 23rd overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. Ramsey is third in the nation in runs (76) and OB% (.519), fourth in walks (60) and 11th in SLUG% (.673). Other Seminoles drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft include closer Robert Benicasa (7, Washington), Jayce Boyd (6, NY Mets), Devon Travis (13, Detroit), Sherman Johnson (14, LA Angels), Hunter Scantling (14, Detroit) and Justin Gonzalez (27, LA Dodgers). FSU has three of the top five hitters in the nation in drawing walks: Johnson (2nd, 65), Ramsey (4th, 60) and Mike McGee (5th, 58). The Seminoles are seventh in the country in OB% (.406). Benincasa is ninth in the nation with 15 saves, while Mike Compton is tied for seventh with 11 wins. Brandon Leibrandt is the son of Charlie Leibrandt, former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves, and Texas Rangers.


Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent, Ohio
Automatic bid, won MAC Tournament, won Gary Regional, won Eugene Super Regional

2012 record: 24-3, 46-18 (first in MAC East, conference regular season champion)
Head coach: Scott Stricklin (Kent State, 1995)
Record at school: 313-163, 8 years
Overall record: same
Assistant coaches: Mike Birkbeck, Scott Daeley, Doug Sanders, Kyle Smith
Team offense: .302 BA, 438 R, 43 HR, .442 SLG%, .379 OB%, 52-71 SB
Team pitching: 3.49 ERA, 585 IP, 543 H, 232 BB, 525 K
Top hitters: George Roberts (.368/8/64/23 2B), Jimmy Rider (.364/5/56/29 2B/66R), Nick Hamilton (.347/1/35), Evan Campbell (.327/7/40/20 2B/61 R), T.J. Sutton (.305/3/30), David Lyon (.279/10/41/17 2B/50 BB), Sawyer Polen (.271/4/30)

Top pitchers: David Starn (11-3, 2.21, 114 IP, 89 H, 45 BB, 123 K), Ryan Bores (9-3, 3.35, 104.2 IP, 110 H, 16 BB, 67 K), Tyler Skulina (11-2, 3.63, 101.2 IP, 91 H, 41 BB, 97 K), Brian Clark (5-0, 4 SV, 1.59, 28.1 IP, 15 H, 9 BB, 27 K)
Last NCAA appearance: 2011 (2-2 at Austin Regional)

Notes: Kent State will make its first appearance in the College World Series after winning its first Regional title and first Super Regional crown. The Golden Flashes had three one-run games in the Eugene Super Regional against Oregon. Jimmy Rider drove in the series-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the ninth in Game 3. Five of their past six games have been one-run affairs, with KSU winning four. The Golden Flashes won the regional in three games, but needed 39 innings to do so. The opener against Kentucky was a 21-inning thriller, the second-longest NCAA Tournament game. Kent State had its 21-game win streak snapped on Sunday by the Ducks. Kent State is making its 12th NCAA appearance overall and fourth straight. Scott Stricklin, 2012 MAC Coach of the Year, has led the Golden Flashes to 40-plus wins for the second straight year and ninth time in program history. KSU leads the nation with 162 doubles, is third with 711 hits and eighth with 438 runs. Rider is second in the country with 29 doubles and 12th with 66 runs. Kent State won an unprecedented fourth straight MAC Tournament title. The Golden Flashes are 42-1 when leading after eight, 26-1 when scoring seven or more runs and 37-5 when allowing four runs or less. Senior LHP David Starn, the 2012 MAC Pitcher of the Year, owns the school's career records in pitching wins (29), strikeouts (343) and innings pitched (335) and is the two-time defending MAC Tournament MVP. Starn was picked in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves. Starn is tied for seventh in the nation with 11 wins (as is Tyler Skulina) and is eighth with 123 strikeouts. Other draftees include Brian Clark (20, Houston), Jimmy Rider (26, Pittsburgh), Ryan Bores (27, Texas), David Lyon (34, Texas) and Nick Hamilton (35, Cleveland). Junior 1B George Roberts earned 2012 MAC Player of the Year honors after leading the conference in RBI (62). Senior shortstop Jimmy Rider is the MAC's all-time hits king with 333 career base knocks. Brian Clark was named to the 2012 Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team.


8. South Carolina Gamecocks

Columbia, South Carolina

At-large bid from SEC, won Columbia Regional, won Columbia Super Regional

2012 record: 18-11, 45-17 (first place in SEC East)

Head coach: Ray Tanner (NC State, 1980)

Record at school: 734-313, 16 years

Overall record: 1,129-486-3, 25 years

Assistant coaches: Chad Holbrook, Jerry Meyers, Sammy Esposito

Team offense: .271 BA, 332 R, 41 HR, .398 SLG%, .358 OBP, 38-62 SB

Team pitching: 3.06 ERA, 565 IP, 458 H, 191 BB, 513 K

Top hitters: Christian Walker (.315/11/54/43 BB), Tanner English (.306/0/22/41 R), Evan Marzilli (.288/2/30/50 R/12-16 SB), Joey Pankake (.286/2/26/15 2B), L.B. Dantzler (.264/9/45/13 2B), Chase Vergason (.262/1/10), Adam Matthews (.240/5/25), Grayson Greiner (.236/6/31/12 2B)

Top pitchers: Michael Roth (7-1, 2.50, 115 IP, 89 H, 37 BB, 79 K), Colby Holmes (7-1, 2.80, 74 IP, 59 H, 15 BB, 61 K), Jordan Montgomery (5-1, 4.05, 66.2 IP, 66 H, 9 BB, 51 K), Matt Price (4-4, 11 SV, 3.47, 70 IP, 49 H, 29 BB, 82 K), Tyler Webb (6-1, 3 SV, 1.91, 47 IP, 39 H, 14 BB, 50 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 National Champions (3-0 in Columbia Regional, 2-0 in Super Regional, 5-0 in College World Series)

Notes: South Carolina became just the sixth program to repeat as national champion in 2011. The only team to win three straight titles is USC, which won five consecutive championships between 1970 and 1974. South Carolina now owns a record 21-game NCAA tourney win streak after going 3-0 to win the Columbia Regional and 2-0 in the Columbia Super Regional. The Gamecocks have won 11 straight in the College World Series, also a record. The Regional was not a cakewalk. The Gamecocks scored late to beat Manhattan 7-0 in the opener, and had a pair of one-run wins over Clemson, including a thrilling 5-4 victory in 12 innings in the second round. Christian Walker, Michael Roth and Matt Price each return after making the College World Series all-tournament team a year ago. Walker and Evan Marzilli were part of the 2010 all-tournament squad. South Carolina is making its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance, including its 14th straight – the highest streak among SEC schools. This was the 10th Super Regional for the Gamecocks, trailing only Florida State (12) for most Super Regional appearances. South Carolina now has 16 Super Regional victories, tying Cal State Fullerton for the highest total. South Carolina draftees: Walker (4, Baltimore), Price (7, Baltimore), Marzilli (8, Arizona), Roth (9, LA Angels), Adam Matthews (29, Cincinnati). The Gamecocks are fifth in the nation in fielding percentage (.979). South Carolina is third in the country in hits per nine innings (7.30) and fourth in WHIP (1.15).


Stony Brook Seawolves

Stony Brook, New York

Automatic bid – won America East Tournament, won Coral Gables Regional, won Baton Rouge Super Regional

2012 record: 21-3, 52-13 (first in America East)

Head coach: Matt Senk (Cortland, 1980)

Record at school: 623-389-3, 22 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Joe Pennucci, Mike Marron, Dave Lorber

Team offense: .335 BA, 468 R, 37 HR, .483 SLG%, .414 OBP, 93-127 SB

Team pitching: 2.99 ERA, 553.1 IP, 478 H, 163 BB, 384 K

Top hitters: Travis Jankowski (.422/5/46/36-42 SB), William Carmona (.399/12/72/25 2B), Maxx Tissenbaum (.389/3/51/20 2B), Steven Goldstein (.344/4/34/14-19 SB), Kevin Krause (.335/3/40), Cole Peragine (.314/0/39), Tanner Nivins (.304/2/34), Pat Cantwell (.296/1/32/10-13 SB)

Top pitchers: Tyler Johnson (12-1, 1.94, 97.2 IP, 85 H, 25 BB, 48 K), Frankie Vanderka (3-3, 2.37, 5 SV, 64.2 IP, 38 H, 22 BB, 47 K), Brandon McNitt (8-3, 2.50, 100.2 IP, 90 H, 24 BB, 61 K), Evan Stecko-Haley (7-3, 3.47, 80.1 IP, 74 H, 13 BB, 63 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2010 (1-2 at Myrtle Beach Regional)

Notes: Stony Brook has reached the College World Series for the first time after capturing its initial Regional and Super Regional titles. The Seawolves are the second No. 4 Regional seed to win a Super Regional, joining national champion Fresno State (2008). Stony Brook has set a school record with 52 victories and owns the top winning percentage (.800) in Division I. The Seawolves had a 12-game win streak snapped during Regional play and have won 28 of their past 31 games. They are second in batting average (.335), second in slugging (.483), fifth in OB% (.414) and WHIP (1.16), 12th in ERA (2.99) and 12th in fielding percentage (.978). Stony Brook won the America East title for the fourth time overall and the third in the past five years. Matt Senk was America East Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Travis Jankowski was named Player of the Year. He is fifth in the nation in hitting (.422) and first in runs (78). Jankowski was the 44th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. Tyler Johnson was tabbed America East Pitcher of the Year and Cole Peragine was selected Rookie of the Year. Johnson picked up two wins in the Regional, winning the clinching game on two days rest. He is tied for the Division I lead with 12 wins and 14th in ERA (1.93). William Carmona was Most Outstanding Player in the Regional, going 11 for 21 (.523) in five games with two homers and 10 RBI. Carmona is fourth in the nation in slugging (.702), fifth in doubles (25) and RBI (72), and 12th in hitting (.399). Other SBU draftees: Pat Cantwell (3, Texas), Maxx Tissenbaum (11, San Diego), Carmona (11, Philadelphia), James Campbell (12, LA Dodgers), Jasvir Rakkar (26, Chicago Cubs), Johnson (33, Oakland). Tissenbaum is the second-toughest hitter to strike out in the nation, fanning once every 29.3 at-bats. Cantwell is seventh in being hit by pitches (27), ninth in toughest to K (19.6) and 20th in sac bunts (17).


2. UCLA Bruins

Los Angeles, California

Automatic bid – won Pac-12 title, won Los Angeles Regional, won Los Angeles Super Regional

2012 Record: 20-10, 47-14 (tied for first in Pac-12)

Head Coach: John Savage (Nevada, 1991)

Record at school: 274-205, 8 years

Overall record: 362-289-1, 11 years

Assistant Coaches: Rex Peters, T.J. Bruce, Jake Silverman

Team Offense: .309 BA, 384 R, 23 HR, .401 SLG%, .396 OB%, 61-96 SB

Team Pitching: 3.13 ERA, 544 IP, 482 H, 226 BB, 416 K

Top Hitters: Jeff Gelalich (.365/11/46/15-19 SB), Tyler Heineman (.343/1/27), Cody Keefer (.339/0/36/12 2B), Trevor Brown (.328/3/51/13 2B), Beau Amaral (.313/4/45/13-19 SB), Kevin Williams (.305/2/19), Pat Valaika (.271/1/37), Cody Regis (.247/1/25)

Top Pitchers: Ryan Deeter (1-0, 0.94, 28.2 IP, 18 H, 16 BB, 25 K), David Berg (5-3, 1.58, 1 SV, 68.1 IP, 41 H, 16 BB, 61 K), Adam Plutko (11-3, 2.56, 112.2 IP, 86 H, 45 BB, 92 K), Scott Griggs (3-1, 2.70, 15 SV, 36.2 IP, 23 H, 31 BB, 64 K), Zack Weiss (3-2, 4.04, 69 IP, 72 H, 29 BB, 44 K), Grant Watson (9-2, 4.41, 85.2 IP, 89 H, 31 BB, 44 K), Nick Vander Tuig (10-3, 4.35, 103.1 IP, 115 H, 24 BB, 69 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 (2-2 in Los Angeles Regional)

Notes: UCLA is making its fourth trip to the College World Series and second in three years. The Bruins reached the CWS Championship Series in 2010, dropping two games to South Carolina. The Bruins have a nine-game win streak, including five straight in the NCAA Tournament, and have won 16 of their past 17 contests. UCLA took two straight from TCU in the Super Regional, outscoring the Horned Frogs 10-3. The runs for TCU came on three solo home runs. Freshman right-hander David Berg pitch in both contests and leads the country with 47 appearances, the second-highest total in Division I history. He pitched five scoreless innings with two hits and seven strikeouts. Berg has pitched in 21 of the Bruins’ past 22 contests. Berg is second in the nation in H/9 (5.40) and WHIP (0.83), while fifth in ERA (1.58). UCLA went 3-0 in winning the Los Angeles Regional. Jeff Gelalich homered twice and drove in four in the championship game. Gelalich has almost half of his team’s home runs, as he has belted 11 of the squad’s 23 dingers. UCLA’s 47 victories this season ranks second in program history to the 51 wins in 2010. Beau Amaral is the son of former Major Leaguer Rich Amaral. UCLA had seven players selected on the first two days of the 2012 MLB Draft: Jeff Gelalich (Cincinnati Reds, supplemental 1st round), Beau Amaral (Cincinnati, 7th round), Tyler Heineman (Houston, 8th round), Scott Griggs (LA Dodgers, 8th round), Trevor Brown (San Francisco, 10th round), Eric Jaffe (Chicago White Sox, 11th round) and Cody Keefer (Miami, 15th round). Griggs is tied for ninth in the nation with 15 saves.