June 18, 2013
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UCLA Nips NC State
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
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
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)