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Bruins, Gamecocks reach CWS final

OMAHA, Neb. — Trevor Bauer limited Texas Christian to four hits and struck out 13 in eight innings, and Blair Dunlap hit a three-run homer Saturday, leading UCLA to a 10-3 victory that sent the Bruins to the College World Series finals.

UCLA (51-15), which hadn't won a game in two previous CWS appearances, will play South Carolina, a 4-3 winner over state rival Clemson in the best-of-three finals starting Monday.

Aside from Bryan Holaday's two homers for TCU (54-14), Bauer dominated a Horned Frogs lineup that was batting .337.

UCLA roughed up TCU starter Kyle Winkler for the second straight game. He didn't record an out, hitting leadoff man Beau Amaral and giving up a single to Niko Gallego before Dunlap homered to build a 5-1 lead.

"Obviously, that five-spot in the first inning was huge," said Bauer, who raised his season strikeout total to a nation-leading 165. "It gives me confidence they have my back and simplifies your pitching approach. Throw strikes and don't put people on base."

S. Carolina 4, Clemson 3: Christian Walker homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Gamecocks (52-16) staved off elimination a fourth straight time.

Walker broke a 2-2 tie after Clemson (45-25) intentionally walked Jackie Bradley, who had knocked in nine runs in four CWS games. Walker sent Alex Frederick's 3-and-1 pitch up the middle, scoring Evan Marzilli from third base.

Adrian Morales followed with a single through the right side to put South Carolina up 4-2.

Bruins "retire" Coach Wooden's seat

LOS ANGELES — John Wooden was remembered for being "one in a billion as a coach, mentor and friend" during a memorial service uniting the decades of "boys" who helped him win a record 10 men's basketball national titles at UCLA. Wooden died June 4 at age 99.

A photo of the man who answered to the simple moniker of "Coach" rested on one end of a stage inside Pauley Pavilion. The 10 gold-and-blue banners representing each of his NCAA titles were spotlighted in the rafters.

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero told the crowd of about 4,000 that Section 103B, Row 2, Seat 1 — roped off and bathed in a spotlight — is now retired. That was where Wooden could be found after his 1975 retirement, watching the Bruins' games and patiently signing autographs.

"No one else will ever sit there," Guerrero said as the audience applauded.

Bruins Arrested: Three incoming UCLA football players were arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show linebacker Joshua Shirley, cornerback Shaquille Richardson and receiver Paul Richardson — all 18-year-old freshmen — were arrested on campus Wednesday, booked at a county jail and released early Thursday. A UCLA police watch commander said he had no immediate information on the arrests or the alleged crimes.

Track: Florida's Calvin Smith of Lutz (Freedom High) was sixth (45.27 seconds) in the men's 400-meter final at the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. USF's David Aristil was eighth in the 400 hurdles (50.57). Chaunte Lowe broke her own American record in the high jump by a half inch, leaping 6 feet, 8¾ inches.



World Series


UCLA 10, Texas Christian 3, TCU eliminated

South Carolina 4, Clemson 3,

Clemson eliminated

Championship series


Monday-Wednesday*: UCLA (51-15) vs. South Carolina (52-16)

All games 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

* Wednesday's game, if necessary

Bruins, Gamecocks reach CWS final 06/26/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:00pm]
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