UCLA Captures First College World Series Title

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Published on June 26 2013 10:59 am
Last Updated on June 26 2013 10:59 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Omaha, NE) -- The UCLA Bruins are College World Series champions for the first time in school history. The Bruins defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 8-0 to sweep the best-of-three finals series. UCLA head coach John Savage says he is proud of their accomplishment.

Eric Filia went 2-for-3 with five RBI to lead UCLA, which went undefeated in the NCAA Tournament by running off ten straight wins. Nick Vander Tuig pitched eight innings of five-hit ball to record the win. It was the fifth appearance for UCLA in the College World Series and its third in four years. Luis Pollorena allowed a run in one inning of work and was saddled with the loss for Mississippi State.