UCLA, South Caroilna punch tickets to College World Series fiinals

College World Series tickets will be as hot as Saturday’s Nebraska sky as UCLA and South Carolina earned their way into the best-of-three championship finals at the 2010 College World Series.
UCLA jumped out to a big lead early and cruised to a 10-3 win over College World Series newcomer TCU Saturday afternoon at Rosenblatt Stadium, then watched as South Carolina won its fourth straight elimination game, beating in-state rival Clemson for the second time in as many days with a 3-2 win to earn their fourth trip to the College World Series finals.
UCLA, which is in the College World Series finals for the first time, rode the arm of Trevor Bauer. while pitching in long sleeves with temperatures nearing 100 degrees, the righthander struck out 13 Horned Frogs after giving up a first-inning home run.
He was given quite a nice cushion after that first-inning miscue, as the Bruins scored five runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Blair Dunlap’s three-run homer highlighted the big inning for the Bruins, and Bauer shut down the Horned Frogs on four hits over eight innings.
South Carolina is trying to win its first-ever College World Series title, but had to come through the losers bracket to get to the best-of-three finals. In their fifth meeting of the year against in-state rival Clemson, they came up big in the seventh inning with two RBI singles to break a 2-2 tie.
Christian Walker, who had homered earlier in the game, singled home Evan Marzilli with the tie-breaking run, and Adrian Morales followed with a single that scored Jackie Bradley to give the Gamecocks a two-run lead.
Clemson got a run off of South Carolina reliever Matt Price in the eight, but a ninth-inning rally went for naught as the Tigers lost back-to-back games to bow out of the College World Series.
The Bruins and Gamecocks will get a day off Sunday to rest and get ready for what should be a great best-of-three championship series that starts Monday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. All three games will start at 6:30 p.m. CDT, with games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. If a third game is needed, it will be played Wednesday as the final College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium.
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