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UCLA fitting national champ in era of low offense

Updated: June 26, 2013, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Not only is UCLA the national champion, the Bruins also serve as a model for how to build a winner in this new era of college baseball.

The Bruins ended the year with nary a .300 hitter, but, boy, could they pitch and play defense.

"We play a lot of tight games," star closer David Berg said. "We aren't explosive offensively, but we win a lot of games because we do execute."

They did all season, but never more than at the College World Series, where their grinding ...

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