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2013 College World Series Capsules


Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Automatic bid – won Big Ten Tournament, won Bloomington Regional, won Tallahassee Super Regional

2013 record: 17-7, 48-14 (first in Big Ten)

Head coach: Tracy Smith (Miami, Ohio, 1989)

Record at school: 242-220, 8 years

Overall record: 559-440-1, 17 years

Assistant coaches: Ty Neal, Ben Greenspan, Roger Rodenheaver

Team offense: .305 BA, 426 R, 53 HR, .452 SLG%, .389 OBP, 71-115 SB

Team pitching: 2.67 ERA, 563 IP, 525 H, 179 BB, 375 K

Top hitters: Dustin DeMuth (.389/5/41/24 2B, 11-16 SB), Kyle Schwarber (.376/18/54/10 2B), Scott Donley (.361/5/58/16 2B), Michael Basil (.315/3/48/15 2B), Sam Travis (.313/19/56/20 2B), Justin Cureton (.224/1/17/22-29 SB)

Top pitchers: Will Coursen-Carr (5-0, 1.80, 60 IP, 50 H, 25 BB, 33 K), Aaron Slegers (9-1, 2.13, 97 IP, 101 H, 15 BB, 54 K), Ryan Halsteak (4-4, 11 SV, 2.40, 41.1 IP, 26 H, 12 BB, 46 K), Scott Effross (6-1, 5 SV, 2.47, 62 IP, 51 H, 13 BB, 34 K), Joey DeNato (9-2, 2.76, 94.2 IP, 93 H, 40 BB, 79 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2009 (0-2 at Louisville Regional)

Notes: The Hoosiers continue their postseason of firsts, making their first trip to the College World Series after their first Regional and Super Regional titles. IU is the first Big Ten team to reach Omaha since Michigan in 1984.Indiana is 2-1 this season against Louisville, beating the Cardinals in Florida and at home before falling in Louisville. Freshman Will Coursen-Carr picked up the win in the title-clinching games of the Big Ten Tournament, the Bloomington Regional and the Tallahassee Super Regional. IU hosted a regional for the first time and is in the NCAA tourney for the third time (1996, 2009, 2013). The Super Regional in Tallahassee was IU’s third trip to the Sunshine State this year. The Hoosiers beat Louisville and USF while falling to Connecticut in 15 innings in the modified Big East-Big Ten Challenge in the St. Petersburg area. IU took two of three at Florida the fourth weekend of the season. Indiana was the preseason pick of the league’s coaches to win the Big Ten, and the Hoosiers did just that, claiming the regular-season and conference titles. Indiana won its first Big Ten regular season title since 1949 and first outright championship since 1932. IU set program records with 48 victories and an 18-game win streak. Coach Tracy Smith was IU’s pitching (1995-96) before leading the program at Miami (Ohio) for nine years (two NCAA trips, including a 45-18 season in 2005). He’s a huge fan of American Idol and has blogged for CBI this season. Indiana mixes splendid pitching with a solid lineup. On the mound, IU is eighth in the nation in ERA (2.67) and 34th in WHIP (1.25). Sophomore All-American Aaron Slegers went from throwing seven innings last year to ace this year, leading the Hoosiers in innings (97) and posting a 9-1 mark with a 2.13 ERA. He was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year. Indiana spreads innings around and has seven pitchers with an ERA of less than 3.00. All-American Kyle Schwarber hit eight homers last year as a freshman and is third in the country with 18 this year. All-American Dustin DeMuth, whose sister Jenny was a two-time all-Big Ten performer in basketball at IU, is 15th in the country in hitting (.389).


Louisville Cardinals

Louisville, Kentucky

At-large bid from Big East

2013 record: 20-4, 51-12 (first place Big East)

Head coach: Dan McDonnell (The Citadel, 1992)

Record at school: 309-140, 7 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Chris Lemonis, Roger Williams, Kyle Cheesebrough

Team offense: .291 BA, 400 R, 29 HR, .402 SLG%, .383 OBP, 150-195 SB

Team pitching: 2.50 ERA, 572.2 IP, 436 H, 212 BB, 606 K

Top hitters: Ty Young(.339/4/57/26-31 SB), Jeff Gardner (.335/9/43/15 2B), Coco Johnson (.333/8/50/22-32 SB), Cole Sturgeon (.327/1/33/13-17 SB), Sutton Whiting (.315/1/30/24-30), Nick Ratajczak (.285/2/34), Adam Engel (.234/1/26/41-54 SB).

Top pitchers: Nick Burdi (3-3, 16 SV, 0.78 ERA, 34.2 IP, 25 H, 13 BB, 61 K), Cody Ege (4-1, 1.19 ERA, 30.1 IP, 10 H, 9 BB, 46 K), Anthony Kidston (5-0, 1.31 ERA, 48 IP, 25 H, 22 BB, 58 K), Jeff Thompson (11-1, 2.00 ERA, 103.1 IP, 60 H, 33 BB, 109 K), Chad Green (10-3, 2.29 ERA, 102.1 IP, 94 H, 23 BB, 70 K), Kyle Funkhouser (5-1, 2.24 ERA, 52.1 IP, 41 H, 23 BB, 51 K), Kyle McGrath (6-1, 2.30 ERA, 47 IP, 33 H, 15 BB, 48 K), Dace Kime (6-1, 3.07 ERA, 67.1 IP, 63 H, 20 BB, 81 K).

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (2-2 at Tucson Regional)

Notes: Louisville is making its second trip to the College World Series and the first since 2007, Dan McConnell’s first year as head coach. The Cardinals have gone 5-0 in the NCAA Tournament. They swept through the Louisville Regional, allowing 10 runs in their three wins. UL went 2-0 at the Nashville Super Regional, beating No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt 5-3 and 2-1. Louisville has won 21 of 23 – its two losses came back-to-back in the Big East Tournament. Coco Johnson was named the Regional’s Most Outstanding Player after hitting .455 with two homers and six RBI. Under McDonnell (CBI Feature), the Cardinals have averaged 43.8 wins per season and made the NCAA tourney in six of seven years. He played with ETSU coach Tony Skole on The Citadel’s 1990 College World Series team. The Cardinals are loaded with arms and ranked fifth in the country in ERA (2.50), first in Ks per nine innings (9.5), second in hits per nine innings (6.85) and seventh in WHIP (1.13). Opponents hit only .212 off the Cardinals, including .169 off starter Jeff Thompson (11-1) and .197 off closer Nick Burdi (0.78 ERA). Thompson is first in the country in hits allowed per nine (5.23). Jeff Gardner is 23rd in the nation in slugging (.639). Ty Young and Johnson also provide some pop, and Louisville loves to run: Adam Engel is third in the nation in stolen bases (41), and as a team, the Cardinals ranked second (150). For the most part, Louisville puts the ball in play (only 4 Ks per game) and ranks first in the nation with 128 hit-by-pitches (they were hit by seven pitches during the Regional). Nick Ratajczak is the toughest batter to strike out in the nation with one K every 26.6 at-bats.


4. LSU Tigers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Automatic bid – won SEC Championship, won Baton Rouge Regional, won Baton Rouge Super Regional

2013 record: 23-7, 57-9 (first place in SEC West)

Head coach: Paul Mainieri (Florida International, 1980)

Record at school: 315-131-2, 7 years

Overall record: 1,179-623-7, 31 years

Assistant coaches: Alan Dunn, Javi Sanchez, Will Davis, Blake Dean, Ross Brezovsky

Team offense: .308 BA, 436 R, 46 HR, .436 SLG%, .391 OBP, 54-80 SB

Team pitching: 2.41 ERA, 604.2 IP, 472 H, 167 BB, 492 K

Top hitters: Alex Bregman (.380/6/52/18 2B/16-17 SB), Mason Katz (.366/15/68/15 2B), Raph Rhymes (.343/4/46/15 2B), Sean McMullen (.317/2/30/17 2B), Christian Ibarra (.315/6/39/17 2B)

Top pitchers: Chris Cotton (4-1, 16 SV, 1.23, 44 IP, 24 H, 3 BB, 45 K), Aaron Nola (12-0, 1.68, 118 IP, 78 H, 17 BB, 117 K), Cody Glenn (7-2, 2.41, 82 IP, 70 H, 16 BB, 37 K), Ryan Eades (8-1, 2.79, 100 IP, 101 H, 32 BB, 78 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (3-0 at Baton Rouge Regional, 1-2 at Baton Rouge Super Regional)

Notes: Shortstop Alex Bregman was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman Hitter of the Year. LSU is undefeated in the NCAA Tournament with five straight victories. The Tigers swept through the Baton Rouge Regional, outscoring their opponents 24-13 in winning its 20th regional title. LSU went 2-0 against Oklahoma to win the Baton Rouge Super Regional. Aaron Nola tossed a two-hit shutout in the opener against the Sooners. LSU is making its 15th trip to the College World Series. The Tigers had won five straight home Super Regionals before Stony Brook took two of three in Alex Box Stadium a year ago to advance to Omaha. LSU last reached the College World Series in 2009, winning its sixth national title. The Tigers are in their 26th NCAA Tournament and hosted a regional for the 21st time. LSU won its 10th SEC Tournament title with a thrilling 5-4 victory in 11 innings over Vanderbilt. The Tigers are 6-1 in extra-inning games this season. Closer Chris Cotton was named tourney MVP, earning a win in the championship game and three saves earlier in the tournament. Head coach Paul Mainieri will be inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in January. LSU set program records with 48 regular-season victories and 23 SEC wins. The Tigers are first in the nation in win percentage (.864) and fifth in fielding percentage (.980). LSU is second in WHIP (1.06) and third in ERA (2.41). The LSU offense is fourth in the country with 707 hits. Bregman is second in the nation with 104 hits, one behind leader Chesny Young of Mercer. Aaron Nola is fourth in the nation in WHIP (0.84), sixth in victories (12) and ninth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.88).


Mississippi State Bulldogs

Starkville, Mississippi

At-large bid from SEC, won Starkville Regional, won Charlottesville Super Regional

2013 record: 16-14, 48-18 (third in SEC West)

Head coach: John Cohen (Mississippi State, 1990)

Record at school: 174-129, 5 years

Overall record: 495-325-1, 14 years

Assistant coaches: Butch Thompson, Nick Mingione, Tyler Bratton

Team offense: .297 BA, 399 R, 29 HR, .392 SLG%, .387 OB%, 57-76 SB

Team pitching: 2.77 ERA, 598.1 IP, 488 H, 223 BB, 549 K

Top hitters: Hunter Renfroe (.360/15/61/16 2B), Adam Frazier (.359/0/38/19 2B), Alex Detz (.323/1/31/13 2B), Brett Pirtle (.306/2/33/9-9 SB), Wes Rea (.288/7/37)

Top pitchers: Jonathan Holder (2-0, 1.31, 18 SV, 48 IP, 25 H, 15 BB, 83 K), Ross Mitchell (12-0, 1.35, 2 SV, 86.2 IP, 63 H, 26 BB, 43 K), Chad Girodo (8-1, 1.38, 45.2 IP, 37 H, 16 BB, 63 K), Kendall Graveman (7-5, 3.14, 103.1 IP, 105 H, 27 BB, 65 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2012 (1-2 at Tallahassee Regional)

Notes: The Bulldogs are making their ninth trip to the College World Series, the most recent in 2007. MSU was in a Super Regional for the second time in the past three years and fifth time overall. The Bulldogs have played Super Regionals in five different states: 0-2 in Clemson, S.C., in 2000, 0-2 in Fullerton, Calif., in 2001, 2-0 hosting Clemson in 2007 and 1-2 in Gainesville, Fla., in 2011. MSU made its first trip to the state of Virginia. The Bulldogs hosted a regional for the 12th time and the first since 2003. MSU reached the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, falling to Vanderbilt. The bullpen had thrown 44.0 consecutive scoreless innings in Hoover, going back to last year, before the Commodores snapped the streak. The Bulldogs won the SEC tourney a year ago. MSU is fourth in the nation with 76 double plays. The pitching staff is 10th in the country in strikeouts per nine innings (8.3), 11th in hits per nine innings (7.34), 13th in ERA (2.77) and 15th in WHIP (1.19). Ross Mitchell is sixth in the nation with 12 victories and eighth with a 1.35 ERA. Jonathan Holder is fifth with 18 saves. Brett Pirtle has reached base in 39 straight games. Coach John Cohen played on the 1990 MSU CWS team and returned to his alma mater after coaching Kentucky, where he was honored by as national coach of the year in 2006.


1. North Carolina Tar Heels

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Automatic bid – won ACC Tournament, won Chapel Hill Regional, won Chapel Hill Super Regional

2013 record: 21-7, 57-10 (first in Coastal Division and ACC)

Head coach: Mike Fox (North Carolina, 1978)

Record at school: 691-272-1, 15 years

Overall record: 1,231-413-5, 30 years

Assistant Coaches: Scott Forbes, Scott Jackson, Bryant Gaines

Team offense: .306 BA, 529 R, 48 HR, 85-118 SB

Team pitching: 2.78 ERA, 618.1 IP, 482 H, 257 BB, 547 K

Top hitters: Chaz Frank (.298/1/35/5 3B/22-26 SB), Colin Moran (.343/13/88/61 BB), Landon Lassiter (.361/1/27/74 R), Skye Bolt (.330/6/50/13 2B), Cody Stubbs (.366/8/76/26 2B), Michael Russell (.304/2/36/18-20 SB)

Top pitchers: Kent Emanuel (11-3, 2.93 ERA, 123 IP, 110 H, 28 BB, 89 K), Trent Thornton (11-1, 8 SV, 1.28 ERA, 84.2 IP, 60 H, 15 BB, 78 K), Benton Moss (8-1, 3.78 ERA, 88 IP, 79 H, 34 BB, 91 K), Hobbs Johnson (4-1, 2.62 ERA, 79 IP, 57 H, 49 BB, 72 K), Chris Munnelly (6-0, 1 SV, 2.50 ERA, 57.2 IP, 35 H, 26 BB, 62 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2012 (1-2 in Chapel Hill Regional)

Notes: North Carolina won a super regional for the sixth time in its six appearances since 2006. In the Tar Heels' last two College World Series appearances, they went 1-2, losing twice to Arizona State in 2009 and twice to Vanderbilt in 2011. The team suffered its only 2006, 2007 and 2008 College World Series losses to the eventual champions, finishing as runner-up to Oregon State in 2006 and 2007 and then third place via the Cinderella 2008 Fresno State Bulldogs. In the Chapel Hill Super Regional this year, North Carolina won the first and third games by one run, 6-5 and 5-4, and South Carolina dominated the middle contest, 8-0. Bolt provided a walk-off single in the first game to score Jordan Parks, and then Bolt scored the winning and final run of the last game on Parks' walk. The Tar Heels are 2-1 against their first College World Series opponent, conference and in-state rival N.C. State, including a 2-1 win in an 18-inning epic that decided which team would move on to the ACC Championship Game. The Heels' second game will be against either LSU, which it eliminated with two wins against the Tigers in pool play of the 2008 College World Series, or UCLA, which last played North Carolina in a doubleheader the teams split on March 2, 2001, at Chapel Hill. North Carolina advanced from a regional for the sixth time since 2006, but only the second time in four years. The Tar Heels beat four-seed Canisius (6-3) and three-seed Towson (8-5) on the short path to a regional final against two-seed Florida Atlantic. The Owls almost pulled off the upset, winning 3-2 in the first game, but the Tar Heels matched large FAU rallies in the ninth and 12th before scoring the lone run of the 13th for a 12-11 walk-off win. The last time North Carolina played its super regional opponent, South Carolina, was in the same round in 2006. The Tar Heels advanced to the College World Series that year after winning two of three against the Gamecocks, all of which were high-scoring affairs. North Carolina has made the tournament for the 12th straight year and the 28th overall. The Tar Heels reached the College World Series for four consecutive years, from 2006 to 2009, becoming the first ACC team to reach Omaha in four straight seasons. The Tar Heels were stunned by third seed St. John's twice in the Chapel Hill Regional last year. UNC had won its previous 16 home games in regional action. Colin Moran is the nephew of former Tar Heel and major leaguer B.J. Surhoff. He leads the nation with 88 RBI and is third with 73 runs, one behind teammate Landon Lassiter. North Carolina won the ACC regular season title for the first time since 1990. UNC has scored nine or more runs 23 times this season, winning all 23 games. The longest Tar Heels win streak this season was 16, spanning from the team's Feb. 15 start to March 13. The team followed its first loss with win streaks of nine and 14, good for a record of 39-2 through 41 games. UNC is the only team in the country that has not lost consecutive games this season—the ninth such season in team history—but had lost four of its last seven regular season games. The Tar Heels are first in the nation with 728 hits and 529 runs.


North Carolina State Wolfpack

Raleigh, North Carolina

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

2013 record: 19-10, 49-14 (second in Atlantic Division)

Head coach: Elliott Avent (VCU, 1984)

Record at school: 647-396, 17 years

Overall record: 872-605, 25 years

Assistant Coaches: Tom Holiday, Chris Hart, Brian Ward

Team offense: .279 BA, 393 R, 29 HR, .387 SLG%, .363 OBP%, 107-141 SB

Team pitching: 3.12 ERA, 563 IP, 443 H, 223 BB, 552 K

Top hitters: Trea Turner (.378/7/41/27-33 SB), Jake Fincher (.327/0/29/14-20 SB), Bryan Adametz (.298/0/31/13 2B), Tarran Senay (.291/8/58/16 2B), Grant Clyde (.278/4/25/16 2B).

Top pitchers: Carlos Rodon (9-2, 3.19 ERA, 118.1 IP, 85 H, 42 BB, 170 K), Ethan Ogburn (5-3, 2.70 ERA, 60 IP, 46 H, 14 BB, 38 K), Chris Overman (1-1, 6 SV, 0.34 ERA, 26.1 IP, 9 H, 8 BB, 25 K), Grant Sasser (3-0, 8 SV, 1.10 ERA, 41 IP, 28 H, 11 BB, 43 K), Josh Easley (7-2, 1.44 ERA, 43.2 IP, 36 H, 13 BB, 39 K).

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (4-1 in Raleigh Regional, 0-2 in Gainesville Super Regional)

Notes: NC State swept the Raleigh Super Regional in a pair of thrilling finishes to return to Omaha, 45 years after its only appearance, which had resulted in a third-place finish at the hands of eventual champion USC. In the first super regional game, after Rice took a one-run lead in the top of the ninth, NC State rallied with two in the ninth, capped by Fincher's two-out walk-off single, for a 4-3 win. In the second game, the Wolfpack roared back from a 4-1 deficit in the top of the ninth, via Fincher's two-run double and Senay's double that scored Fincher and forced extra innings. As Sasser, Overman, and Ogburn combined for nine consecutive scoreless innings, Senay scored the winning run in the 17th, making it the second-longest game of the season for N.C. State. The longest was an 18-inning, 2-1 loss against North Carolina, its first College World Series opponent, where the winner would advance to the ACC Championship Game. The in-state and conference rivals split a pair late in the season at Raleigh. UCLA, a possible opponent in the Wolfpack's second game, handily swept an early-March series in Raleigh when the teams last met, in 2006. The other possible opponent, LSU, has never played NC State. The Wolfpack allowed just three runs in winning three games to take the Raleigh Regional and advance to the Super Regionals for the second straight year. Tarran Senay blasted a homer in the opener and another in the final and was named the Regional’s Most Outstanding Player. Carlos Rodon, followed his ACC Pitcher of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year campaign with another first-team All-ACC selection, came up huge in tossing a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in the winners’ bracket final (1-0) against William & Mary. Opponents hit only .190 off the lefty, who leads the nation in strikeouts (170) and Ks per 9 innings (12.93). Shortstop Trea Turner was also elected to the first team for the second time, and both players were named to the USA Collegiate National Team for the second time. Turner is third in the country with 1.23 runs per game. Jake Fincher made an amazing catch down the right-field line in the Regional opener against Binghamton that rivaled Brett Williams’ headline-grabbing catch from earlier in the season. Head coach Elliott Avent is the winningest coach in program history with 645 victories and has led the Wolfpack to 10 NCAA tournament appearances in 11 years. Turner took over as NC State’s career stolen base king on April 20. He swiped 57 bags on 61 attempts last season, and he’s 27 for 33 this season, a season in which he missed time with an ankle injury. It took Turner 94 career games to pass the previous record of 73 stolen bases, set by Tom Sergio in 243 games from 1994-97. Sophomore Jake Armstrong went to Texas’ Permian High of Friday Night Lights fame. Pitcher Grant Clyde’s brother Garrett pitched at Texas, and their uncle is former major leaguer David Clyde. Pitcher Josh Easley missed all of 2012 with an injury and has returned to have a huge year out of the bullpen for the Pack – he started 2011 as a starter but transitioned to the bullpen. The NC State pitching staff is third in the nation with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings and eighth with 7.12 hits allowed per nine innings.


3. Oregon State Beavers

Corvallis, Oregon

At-large bid from Pac-12, won the Corvallis Regional, won the Corvallis Super Regional

2013 record: 24-6, 50-11 (first in Big 12)

Head coach: Pat Casey (George Fox, 1990)

Record at school: 668-387-4, 19 years

Overall record: 839-500-5, 25 years

Assistant Coaches: Pat Bailey, Andy Jenkins, Nate Yeskie

Team offense: .291 BA, 355 R, 30 HR, .394 SLG%, .380 OBP%, 55-79 SB

Team pitching: 2.22 ERA, 552 IP, 419 H, 165 BB, 425 K

Top hitters: Dylan Davis (.343/5/58/22 2B), Andy Peterson (.329/0/27/13-18 SB), Michael Conforto (.320/11/45), Kavin Keyes (.318/2/33/12 2B), Tyler Smith (.311/2/27), Ryan Barnes (.299/2/24).

Top pitchers: Max Engelbrekt (5-1, 5 SV, 1.30 ERA, 27.2 IP, 21 H, 10 BB, 20 K), Andrew Moore (14-1, 1.36 ERA, 119 IP, 78 H, 26 BB, 70 K), Tony Bryant (1-0, 1.76 ERA, 30.2 IP, 15 H, 6 BB, 14 K), Scott Schultz (2-1, 10 SV, 2.03, 40 IP, 27 H, 8 BB, 32 K), Ben Wetzler (9-1, 2.11 ERA, 89.2 IP, 75 H, 30 BB, 77 K), Matt Boyd (10-3, 2.13 ERA, 122.2 IP, 86 H, 30 BB, 110 K).

Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 (2-2 in Baton Rouge Regional)

Notes: OSU is making its fifth trip to the College World Series and four under head coach Pat Casey (1952, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013). The Beavers won national titles in 2006 and 2007. Among teams in its bracket, OSU has never met Mississippi State or Louisville. The Beavers are 1-0 against Indiana, a 7-5 victory early in the 2011 season. Oregon State had to fight from behind to win its Super Regional as Kansas State claimed a 6-2 win in 10 innings before the Beavers won 12-4 and 4-3. OSU allowed seven runs in three games in sweeping through the Corvallis Regional. Dylan Davis was the Regional’s Most Outstanding Player, hitting .429 with two doubles and two RBI, including the game-winner in the opener against UTSA. OSU is in the Super Regionals for the fifth time (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011). The Beavers have won 40 or more games six times in school history, all under Pat Casey, the school’s all-time wins leader. OSU is in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, and hosted a Regional for the fourth time since 2005. Oregon State can flat out pitch, ranking second in the nation in ERA (2.27) and third in both WHIP (1.07) and hits per nine innings (6.88) – opponents scored five or more runs 11 times all year (twice in the final weekend), and two or less 27 times (nearly half their games). Andrew Moore makes batters put the ball in play and has limited them to a .194 average, and his WHIP (0.87) and ERA (1.36) are sixth and ninth, respectively, in the country. Matt Boyd has thrown three complete games and limited opponents to a .198 average. And Ben Wetzler limits hitters to .231. Overall, opponents hit .213 off the Beavers. Michael Conforto does a little of everything at the plate, leading the team in homers, slugging and on-base average, and Davis adds plenty of pop with a team-best 30 extra-base hits.


UCLA Bruins

Los Angeles, California

At-large bid from Pac-12, won Los Angeles Regional, won Fullerton Super Regional

2013 record: 21-9, 44-17 (third in Pac 12)

Head coach: John Savage (Nevada, 1991)

Record at school: 319-224, nine years

Overall record: 407-308-1, 12 years

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

Team offense: .251 BA, 293 R, 19 HR, .334 SLG%, .357 OBP%, 66-108 SB

Team pitching: 2.69 ERA, 556 IP, 454 H, 154 BB, 430 K

Top hitters: Kevin Kramer (.279/3/40/11 2B), Eric Filia (.278/1/25/13 2B), Pat Gallagher (.277/1/20), Trent Chatterton (.260/0/10), Brian Carroll (.259/0/20/30-37 SB), Pat Valaika (.257/5/44/13 2B).

Top pitchers: David Berg (7-0, 21 SV, 0.88 ERA, 71.1 IP, 49 H, 8 BB, 73 K), James Kaprielian (0-0, 1.67 ERA, 37.2 IP, 19 H, 23 BB, 50 K), Zack Weiss (2-1, 2.33 ERA, 38.2 IP, 35 H, 12 BB, 27 K), Adam Plutko (8-3, 2.35 ERA, 111 IP, 84 H, 27 BB, 77 K), Nick Vander Tuig (12-4, 2.37 ERA, 114 IP, 99 H, 17 BB, 81 K), Grant Watson (8-3, 3.22 ERA, 86.2 IP, 89 H, 15 BB, 52 K).

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (3-0 at L.A. Regional, 2-0 at L.A. Super Regional, 1-2 at College World Series)

Notes: The Bruins are making their fifth trip to the College World Series and third in the past four years. UCLA has won five straight NCAA tourney games, including a pair at Cal State Fullerton in the Super Regional. The Bruins won three straight games, allowing only seven runs, in taking the L.A. Regional for the second straight year. Pat Gallagher went 5 for 9 with two runs and four RBI and was named the Regional Most Outstanding Player. UCLA is one of three schools to host a regional each of the past four years (South Carolina and Virginia). Overall, UCLA reached the NCAA tourney for the seventh time in eight years. Coach John Savage was the National Coach of the Year in 2010 (he also was a finalist for CBI coach of the year in 2004 when he coached UC Irvine). The Bruins boast one of the best pitching staffs in the country – three solid starters in Nick Vander Tuig, Adam Plutko and Grant Watson one of the nation’s best closers in David Berg (CBI Feature on UCLA). Berg had a scoreless inning streak of 37 innings snapped in the last game of the season, and the sidearmer has been downright filthy: he’s second in the nation in saves (21), ERA (0.88) and WHIP (0.80) while sitting fifth in K/BB ratio (9.13), limiting hitters to a .194 average and striking out one per inning. Vander Tuig, whose brother Ryan played baseball at San Jose State, leads the team in wins. Opponents hit only .150 off reliever James Kaprielian. UCLA is fourth in the nation in WHIP (1.09) and ninth in ERA (2.69). The Bruins are sixth nationally in fielding (.980). No Bruins regular hits better than .280 as the team averages just under five runs a game. Shane Zeile is the son of former major leaguer Todd Zeile. Cody Regis tied the school record with 20 postseason RBI. UCLA had seven players taken in the 2013 MLB Draft.