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UCLA's best year ends in heartbreak

A thrilling 11-inning College World Series final finishes the Bruins' season

Updated: June 30, 2010, 11:11 AM ET
By Blair Angulo | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA's journey ended here, the blinding flashbulbs popping around Rosenblatt Stadium providing one last shining moment, but for another team.

The Bruins' journey came to an abrupt stop -- no spotlight, no shiny trophy, no confetti -- following a heartbreaking 11-inning 2-1 loss to South Carolina in Game 2 of the College World Series final Tuesday.

There were hugs, catcher Steve Rodriguez and shortstop Niko Gallego embracing each other near home plate. There were ...

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