UCLA wins College World Series
The University of California, Los Angeles, defeated Mississippi State University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association College World Series to nab its first national men's college baseball championship. UCLA defeated MSU with a sweeping 8-0 June 25. This marks the Bruins' 109th overall title in NCAA sports.
Nick Vander Tuig pitch eight shutout innings, while sophomore outfielder Eric Filia got a career high of five runs and Brian Carroll scored three times. The Bruins combined to knock 12 hits to score the most runs in 18 games.
"This whole team is so close and I can't really explain how happy I am," Vander Tuig, who set a new NCAA record with his 24th save of the season, said. "Our defense has been great all year and our pitching staff has a lot of heart. We have each other's back. I can't be more proud of this team. I'm going to miss them."
The Bruins won their final 11 games in the year, and made their third appearance in the CWS in four years. In 2010, the team lost to South Carolina in the finals.