Bauer punches Bruins ticket to CWS final
OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA is the first team to advance to the College World Series championship round, and the Bruins did it in style.
The Bruins cruised to a 10-3 win over TCU on Saturday, scoring five runs in the first inning and never looking back. Trevor Bauer commanded the game from the mound, striking out 13 in eight strong innings.
Blair Dunlap had a three run-home run in the first inning, while Dean Espy added a homer and two RBIs.
TCU tried six different pitchers but couldn't stop the bleeding. The bright spot for the Horned Frogs was catcher Bryan Holaday, who hit two home runs. He finished with four homers and nine hits in the World Series, which currently leads all players.
UCLA (51-15) awaits the winner of Saturday's late game between South Carolina-Clemson in the best-of-three championship series, which begins Monday night.