June 18, 2013

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UCLA Nips NC State


Call it the UCLA way.


The Bruins got another standout starting pitching performance, scratched for a pair of runs and made a one-run lead stick in beating NC State 2-1 Tuesday night at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.


Nick Vander Tuig (right) tossed seven solid innings, allowing four runs and one earned run with six strikeouts, before turning it over to David Berg, who struck out three – and survived a scare from Trea Turner in the eighth – in two scoreless innings to pick up his NCAA record-tying 23rd save this season.


The Bruins (46-17) trailed 1-0 entering the fifth, when they loaded the bases against Wolfpack starter Logan Jernigan. Kevin Kramer greeted reliever Grant Sasser with a single to center to score Cody Regis, and Brenton Allen scored on a wild pitch for a 2-1 edge.


In the eighth, the Wolfpack had runners on first and second when Turner (1 for 4, RBI) laced an offering from Berg to the warning track in left, where Christoph Bono made a nice grab.


NC State started the scoring in the third. Bryan Adametz was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a base hit by Jake Armstrong. Both moved up on a sac bunt by Logan Ratledge. Turner singled to left to plate Adametz. The throw from left sailed high over home plate and Armstrong attempted to score. Catcher Shane Zeile scrambled back, retrieved the ball and fired to Vander Tuig, who tagged out Armstrong at the plate to keep the score at 1-0.


UCLA has scored four runs (both 2-1 wins) in its two Omaha wins, improving to 17-2 in one-run games and 29-1 when holding opponents to two or fewer runs. It is the second-fewest runs scored by a team that started 2-0 in the College World Series. Arizona State tallied three in 1973.  The previous low since metal bats were introduced in 1974 was six (Eastern Michigan in 1976, South Carolina in 1977). In seven NCAA tournament wins, the Bruins have allowed 12 runs. UCLA awaits the winner of NC State (50-15)/North Carolina.


(photo by Scott WU/UCLA Athletics)