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UCLA's Cole at a loss for words

The Bruins' ace couldn't explain his worst outing of the season at the worst time

Updated: June 29, 2010, 1:39 AM ET
By Blair Angulo | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- It took Gerrit Cole five long seconds to respond to the night's first question.

The sophomore ace peered to the back of the postgame media room, not looking at anything in particular. He looked down at a stat sheet directly in front of him, the final score reading South Carolina 7, UCLA 1 in the first game of the best-of-three College World Series championship.

Cole shook his head, looked back up and kind of smiled. That's all he could really do.

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