OMAHA, NE – Five games, five wins and just four runs allowed – that’s the formula UCLA used to win the 2013 College World Series and become the champions of NCAA baseball for the first time in school history.
On this night, Nick Vander Tuig threw eight shutout innings and Eric Filia drove in five runs as the Bruins downed Mississippi State 8-0.
The four runs allowed by UCLA is a record for the CWS since metal bats were approved for use in 1974.
Kevin Kugler and Scott Graham called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Nick Vander Tuig gets off to a hot start with a 1st inning strike out)
(Eric Filia gets UCLA on the board with an RBI sac fly)
(MSU’s Hunter Renfroe ends the bottom of the 1st by gunning out a runner)
(Filia gets his second RBI of the night on a 3rd inning sac bunt)
(Pat Valaika makes it 3-0 Bruins with a single)
(MSU’s Wes Rea hits one deep but it falls short of the seats)
(Cody Regis makes it 4-0 UCLA in the 4th)
(Kevin Kramer’s sac fly makes it 5-0)
(Vander Tuig mows down another Bulldog hitter in the 5th)
(Eric Filia strikes again with an RBI single in the 6th to make it 6-0)
(Vander Tuig gets his sixth K of the night in the 8th inning)
(Filia drives in two more in the 8th to make it 8-0)
(The final call as UCLA wins its first baseball national championship)
(UCLA’s Nick Vander Tuig speaks with DGS field reporter Ted Emrich after the game)
(UCLA’s Adam Plutko speaks with Ted Emrich after the game)
(UCLA’s David Berg speaks with Ted Emrich after the game)
(UCLA head coach John Savage talks with Ted Emrich after the game)
(Mississippi State head coach John Cohen talks with Ted Emrich after the game)
(Postgame recap from Kevin Kugler and Scott Graham)