June 21, 2013
Results & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
Bruins beat Tar Heels, return
to championship series
A first-time champion will be crowned this
Grant Watson and three relievers combined to hold
top-seeded North Carolina to one run as UCLA in the College
World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Bruins (47-17) will face Mississippi State in
the best-of-three championship series beginning on Monday, June
24. Both programs are seeking their first national championship
Watson (9-3) allowed four hits and one walk in
six scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Kaprielian fanned
two in a hitless seventh and Weiss surrendered one hit in the
eighth David Berg (2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K) pitched the ninth to
preserve the victory.
The Bruins broke through in the bottom of the
second. Pat Gallagher (2 for 4) had a one-out single, moved to
third on a base hit by Kevin Williams (2 for 4) and scored on a
two-out single by Cody Regis to give UCLA a 1-0 advantage.
UCLA added to its lead in the sixth. Eric Filia
reached on an error and was sacrificed to second. Gallagher
singled to left to send Filia to third. After fouling off a
squeeze bunt on an 0-1 count, Williams singled up the middle to
drive in Filia and make it 2-0. The Bruins left the sacks full
heading to the seventh.
The Bruins scored again an inning later. Brian
Carroll drew a leadoff walk and was sacrificed to second by
Kevin Kramer. Filia walked before Pat Valaika doubled both
runners in to extend the lead to 4-0.
Cody Stubbs (3 for 3) had a leadoff single and
scored on a fielder’s choice by Mike Zolk in the ninth as UNC
avoided the shutout. The Tar Heels stranded 10 in the contest.
Kent Emanuel (11-5, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) was saddled
with the loss.