Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

UCLA Bruins tattoo Florida Gators in College World Series opener

Gators starting pitcher and former Alonso High standout Alex Panteliodis lasts just 31/3 innings, giving up five runs against UCLA on the opening day of the College World Series.

Associated Press

Gators starting pitcher and former Alonso High standout Alex Panteliodis lasts just 31/3 innings, giving up five runs against UCLA on the opening day of the College World Series.

OMAHA, Neb. — Trevor Bauer struck out 11 over seven innings and set the UCLA season record, and the Bruins cranked up their offense to beat the Gators 11-3 in the College World Series on Saturday.

The Bruins (49-14), who went two-and-out in each of their two previous Omaha appearances, play first-time CWS qualifier Texas Christian in a Bracket 1 winners' game Monday.

Florida (47-16), the No. 3 national seed, meets Florida State in a Monday elimination game. The Seminoles took three of four against the Gators during the regular season.

The No. 6 seed Bruins, who relied mostly on pitching and defense to set a school record for wins, scored in all but one inning and banged out 18 hits. Niko Gallego went 4-for-5 and Beau Amaral 3-for-4.

They also took advantage of Florida's pitching problems. Gators starter and Alonso High alum Andy Panteliodis and four others combined to hit four batters and throw four wild pitches, two of which resulted in runs. The Bruins also scored on a passed ball and an error.

Bauer (11-3) set the UCLA strikeout record in his last inning when he got Jonathan Pigot looking. Bauer struck out Preston Tucker to end the seventh, giving him 11 for the game and 152 for the season.

Bauer, who got the start instead of season-long No. 1 pitcher Gerrit Cole, allowed six hits before Erik Goeddel relieved him in the eighth.

The Bruins used a three-run third inning to take a 4-2 lead. Gallego came home to tie it at 2 when Blair Dunlap's grounder went through third baseman Austin Maddox's legs, and Amaral scored the go-ahead run on Panteliodis' wild pitch. Cody Regis' made it a two-run game.

Panteliodis (11-3), who threw his first complete game in a Super Region win over Miami last week, lasted just 31/3 innings. Brian Johnson hit a two-run single in the first, and Josh Adams hit his ninth homer in the fourth for UF's scoring.

UCLA 11

Florida 3





FAST FACTS

College World Series

Saturday

Game 1: TCU 8, Florida St. 1

Game 2: UCLA 11, Florida 3

TOday

Game 3: Oklahoma (49-16) vs. South Carolina (48-15), 2, ESPN

Game 4: Arizona State (52-8) vs. Clemson (43-23), 7, ESPN2

Monday

Game 5: Florida State (47-19) vs. Florida (47-16), 4:30, ESPN2

Game 6: TCU (52-12) vs. UCLA (49-14), 9, ESPN2

UCLA Bruins tattoo Florida Gators in College World Series opener 06/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 20, 2010 12:28am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays vs. Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Blue Jays

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

  2. Baseball team's eclipse watch during game draws fans from far away

    Outdoors

    KEIZER, Ore. — They came from Hawaii, Rhode Island and Alaska, and as far as the Dominican Republic and Australia.

    Players for the minor-league baseball Salem-Keizer Volcanoes wear special eclipse jerseys Monday.
  3. Florida State sees plenty of upside in Dade City native Jacob Pugh

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — No, Florida State senior Jacob Pugh is not as versatile as teammate Derwin James.

     Florida State Seminoles linebacker Jacob Pugh (16) and Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) celebrate after sacking the Miami quarterback Saturday October 8, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
  4. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation

    Footballpreps

    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  5. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …