June 16, 2013

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Plutko, Bruins Trip Tigers


Adam Plutko (left) and two relievers combined to shut down LSU, and UCLA scored two unearned runs in a 2-1 win Sunday night in the College World Series opener for each team at TD Ameritrade Park.


Plutko (9-3) tossed seven brilliant innings, allowing four hits and one run – a Mason Katz line-drive homer to left in the fourth inning – in picking up the win. James Kaprielian tossed a perfect eighth inning before David Berg, the nation’s ERA leader came on in the ninth inning. Berg ran into trouble in the ninth, as Katz reached on a throwing error by Bruins shortstop Pat Valaika but was erased on a 5-4-3 double play off the bat of Raph Rhymes. Christian Ibarra walked, and pinch-hitter Tyler Moore had a two-strike, line-drive single up the middle to put runners at first and second. Berg went to 3-0 on JaCoby Jones before getting a flyout to right field to end the game.


Trailing 1-0, UCLA (45-17) tied the game in the top of the sixth inning when Brian Carroll bunted for a hit and moved to second on catcher Ty Ross’ throwing error on the play. Carroll moved to third on a grounder and scored on Eric Filia’s sacrifice fly.


The Bruins scored the game-winning run in the eighth when pinch-hitter Ty Moore singled and pinch-runner Christoph Bono moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt. Bono scored when Filia’s hard grounder was misplayed by Alex Bregman at short with two outs.


Plutko improved to 6-0 in his postseason career, and the Bruins are 7-0 in games he has started in the postseason. UCLA advances to meet NC State, which topped North Carolina earlier in the day, in a winners’ bracket affair on Tuesday.


Aaron Nola (12-1) was the hard-luck loser after throwing eight splendid innings with five hits, two runs (both unearned) and five strikeouts. Mark Laird had two hits, including a double, for LSU. The Tigers fell to 57-10 and face an elimination game with North Carolina.

(photo by Don Liebig/ASUCLA)