7:00 PM ET, June 19, 2010
Bauer sets UCLA's season strikeouts record in rout of Florida
OMAHA, Neb. -- Despite having been UCLA's season-long No. 2 starter before Saturday night, Trevor Bauer looked every bit a No. 1 when given the ball for the Bruins' College World Series opener.John Savage played a hunch by going with Bauer over Gerrit Cole, and the UCLA coach looked smart after the game.The sophomore right-hander struck out 11 in a strong seven innings and set the UCLA season record, and the Bruins cranked up their offense to beat Florida 11-3 for the program's first win in Omaha."It was a tough decision," Savage said. "Gerrit has started [first] all season long. That's one thing we've been very consistent with, and we kind of know our roles."We just kind of went with the matchup. It could have backfired, but we know we have a bunch of No. 1s. Trevor upheld his end of the deal, and now we're moving on."The Bruins (49-14), who went two-and-out in each of their only two previous Omaha appearances, will play first-time CWS qualifier TCU in a Bracket 1 winners' game on Monday night.Florida (47-16), the No. 3 national seed, meets Florida State in a Monday afternoon elimination game.
Ubben: Hits Keep On Comin'
Trevor Bauer struck out 11, but it was the unrelenting offense that powered UCLA's rout Saturday, writes ESPN.com's David Ubben. Blog
• UCLA starter Trevor Bauer struck out 11 batters in seven innings, setting the school single-season strikeout record with 152 (previous record 150 by Pete Janicki in 1992).
• Florida lost three of four regular-season meetings against Monday's loser-bracket opponent Florida State, but have taken all three previous meetings in Omaha.
• UCLA picked up its first victory in its three CWS trips.
|1st||D Espy singled to shallow left, N Gallego scored, B Amaral to third.||1||0|
|1st||B Johnson singled to left, N Fontana and M den Dekker scored, B Johnson to second advancing on throw.||1||2|
|3rd||B Dunlap safe at first on error by third baseman A Maddox, N Gallego scored, B Amaral to third.||2||2|
|3rd||B Amaral scored, B Dunlap to second on wild pitch by A Panteliodis.||3||2|
|3rd||C Regis singled to center, B Dunlap scored.||4||2|
|4th||S Rodriguez scored, N Gallego to third on passed ball by M Zunino.||5||2|
|4th||J Adams homered to left.||5||3|
|5th||S Rodriguez singled to center, C Giovinazzo and J Uribe scored.||7||3|
|6th||D Espy scored on J Barfield's wild pitch.||8||3|
|7th||B Amaral singled to right, S Rodriguez scored, N Gallego to third.||9||3|
|8th||B Krill singled to center, J Uribe scored.||10||3|
|9th||D Espy singled to right, D Holt scored, M Navarro to second.||11||3|
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|Weather:||84 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires:||Home Plate - Mark Ditsworth, First Base - Kelly Gonzales, Second Base - Gus Rodriguez, Third Base - David Savage|