Monday, June 4, 2012
Bruins to face TCU in Super Regional
By Peter Yoon
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA will face a familiar foe in Texas Christian in a Super Regional this weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium, the Bruins learned Monday after the Horned Frogs defeated Mississippi, 7-4, Monday in the College Station Regional final.
The best-of-three Super Regional series between UCLA (45-14) and TCU (40-20) is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. if necessary. The game Friday will be televised by ESPN and Saturday's game will be on ESPN2. If Sunday's game is necessary, it will also be on ESPN2.
UCLA and TCU faced off three times in the 2010 College World Series. The Bruins won two of those three games, including a 10-3 victory in a game for the right to play in the national championship series.
This season, the Horned Frogs finished tied with New Mexico for first place in the Mountain West Conference this season. Led by junior catcher Josh Elander (.316, 10 HR, 42 RBI) and freshman pitcher Preston Morrison (9-1, 1.98 ERA), they are playing a Super Regional for the third time in the last four years.
"TCU had a very successful season in the Mountain West and won a challenging regional in College Station at Texas A&M," UCLA coach John Savage said in a statement. "This will be a very tough test for our program, and we're looking forward to opening the series on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium."